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Posted on: March 25, 2019

The Warren and Betty Burnside Foundation

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The Warren and Betty Burnside Foundation, Inc. has been providing Harrison County students who attend private or public colleges or universities financial assistance for well over 25 years. The Foundation was founded in 1991 by Warren and Betty Burnside. With no children of their own, the Burnside’s wanted to give back to young adults who had hopes of attending a higher learning facility, but happened to be concerned with the monetary aspect of higher education. Scholarships that are awarded to Harrison County students by the Foundation have been utilized all across the nation.

The Foundation began awarding scholarships in 1992. To date the Foundation has awarded 2,500 scholarships with a total value of $4,613,500.00. These numbers will soon increase when the Burnside Foundation awards scholarships for 2019.

Scholarships are available to high school seniors entering into their freshman year of college. Scholarships are also available to those enrolled in a public or private university. A student may receive the Foundation’s scholarship for four (4) consecutive years of college work. Students of a public university can only receive the Burnside Foundation’s Scholarship if they were not awarded the state’s Promise Scholarship. Students of a private university or college may receive both the Burnside Foundation Scholarship and the Promise Scholarship. Within the last five (5) years, the Warren and Betty Burnside Foundation board of directors have begun awarding scholarships to those who attend trade schools.

Currently, scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,500 to various applicants. Since 2014, the Foundation awards one (1) worthy applicant with a $4,000 scholarship. That scholarship, like the others is available for four (4) consecutive years of higher education.

Until Mr. Burnside’s passing, in 2000, he and his wife were actively involved in their Foundation. Mrs. Burnside maintained her involvement in the Foundation until her passing years after. The first scholarship in memory of Betty Burnside was awarded in 2014. Warren and Betty Burnside were members of the Clarksburg community, residing on Buckhannon Avenue. Mr. Burnside was a self-made man, he owned Burnside Realty Company for over 40 years. He founded United Security Agency, which he later sold, and he was the founder and president of Homeowners Building and Loan Association, which merged with Charleston Federal Savings and Loan Association, before coming Magnet Bank. Mr. Burnside played a key role in securing the FBI property in the Clarksburg area.

Scholarship applications are available each January and required to be returned by March 15 of every year, no exceptions. Scholarship applications for 2019 were due by March 15, 2019.

The Warren and Betty Burnside Foundation’s website displays a detailed breakdown of scholarships by year, which allows visitors to grasp the significant increase in students of Harrison County positively affected by the Burnside Foundation Scholarships. The Burnside Foundation is located at 300 West Pike St, Clarksburg and operates Monday-Wednesday 10a.m. to 3:00p.m. For further inquiries about the foundation please call 304-623-3668.


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