Mary Jane (Reaney) Ritson was a 1945 graduate of West Liberty State College. She earned a BA in Elementary Education and became a teacher in the Steubenville, OH area. She was very committed to her alma mater and was an active member of the Silver Bears alumni group. She loved visiting campus and reflecting on her time at West Liberty. She passed away in June of 2016 at the age of 95, leaving a portion of her estate to endow a scholarship fund for future WLU students.
One yearly scholarship will be awarded at $5,000 contingent upon the income available in the fund.
Requirements: Eligible applicants must have completed one year of school and be in good standing with the University. Applicants must have a strong desire to complete their education and contribute to their particular field of study. Applicants must demonstrate the need for financial aid.