John W. Carenbauer originally established the Brave Scholarship Fund in order to assist students who were actively recruited for participation on the West Liberty State College baseball team with the stipulation that his gift remain anonymous during his lifetime. Upon his passing in 2004, the name of the scholarship was converted to the John W. Carenbauer Scholarship Endowment. The West Liberty University community is grateful for Mr. Carenbauer’s generosity and foresight. The endowment will make a tremendous difference for future student-athletes and for the baseball program. Carenbaur, a Wheeling native, attended West Virginia University from 1938-1942; and served in the Naval Air Corps in 1942 and the US Navy until June 1944. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; and served on the Wheeling City Council from 1975-1992, where he also served on the Police Committee and Health Committee. He was also the President of the former Jepco, Inc. of Wheeling a member of the Wheeling Country Club, and the Wheeling Elks, BPOE No 28. Carenbaur, who enjoyed the game of baseball, was a member of the West Virginia University baseball team from 1939-1942 and played for the New York Giants farm system from 1945-1948. He also played baseball with the Boston Braves farm system and the Cave Club of Wheeling. His support of baseball scholarships at West Liberty University ensures that deserving students will have the opportunity to experience the joys of baseball that he obviously experienced during his life.
The head baseball coach of the West Liberty Baseball Team will determine the amount, number, and duration of the scholarships.
Requirements: Eligible students must be a member of the West Liberty Baseball team and meet the eligibility and academic requirements set by West Liberty University and the NCAA.