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News 2014

News 2014



Belmont College Student Receives American Association of University Women Scholarship

Myla Ford

Myla Ford

St. Clairsville, OH (August 29, 2014) – Belmont College is pleased to announce that Myla Ford of Bellaire, Ohio has been named this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Beulah Boyd Scholarship.


Myla, a Library Paraprofessional major at Belmont College, was recognized at a luncheon sponsored by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley Inc. She currently works at Bellaire Public Library as a library clerk and has worked at the Belmont College Library through a work study program. Myla’s future plans include receiving a Master’s in Library Science and Information Services; she hopes one day to work as an archivist specializing in book preservation.


The AAUW Beulah Boyd Scholarship was created at the bequest of Ms. Beulah Boyd, who was a teacher at the former Wheeling High School and a member of the Wheeling Branch of AAUW. Ms. Boyd left a portion of her estate to AAUW, and designed the scholarship guidelines that have been followed since 1979.


AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. The Wheeling Branch is one of many chapters across the country.


To apply for the scholarship, a student must have completed 30 college hours, be a full-time student, have a GPA of minimum 2.2, and reside in Brooke, Ohio, or Marshall Counties in West Virginia, or Belmont County in Ohio.


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