Community Foundation’s Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship Fund Awarded to Parkside High School Student

Wesley Myrer, a graduate of Parkside High School, is congratulated by Steve White and Ron Peterman for earning the inaugural Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship. Wesley will attend Salisbury University in the fall. The new scholarship was established by the White family to support students who are pursuing a college degree in agriculture or a related field.

Pictured (left to right) are: Steve White and Ron Peterman, Fund Representatives; Wesley Myrer, Parkside High School student with his parents, Kelly and Scott Myrer.

Over 200 scholarships totaling more than $300,000 have been awarded to deserving local students throughout the three county region. The Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship, like other scholarship funds, is a permanent endowment fund held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors from Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester Counties.

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating over 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $50 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $4.8 million in fiscal year 2014. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarship grants, advocacy and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment. For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit www.cfes.org for more information or call 410-742-9911.

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