Claflin Scholarships available to graduating seniors

Staff Report

POINT PLEASANT — The foundation established by the late Robert and Louise Claflin, helps students graduating from high school to attend college, technical or trade school.

Even though the Claflin couple is no longer living, their foundation provides scholarships to individuals to pursue their dreams of attending college. Since its inception in 2010, the Claflin Foundation has assisted more than 70 students which translates to more than $160,000 in awards.

The Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation will award scholarships to selected individuals in the high school graduating class of 2017. Eligible students must be in the graduating class of Wahama High School, Point Pleasant High School or Hannan High School. The anticipated award is $1,000 per year for a perpetual award extending over four years for a total of $4,000 to be applied toward tuition and expenses of post-secondary education.

The Scholarship Selection Committee will base the awards on financial need. Applications can be obtained from the high school guidance counselors, by calling Stephen Littlepage at (304) 675-1360 or clicking The submission deadline is April 15th annually and can be delivered to the school guidance counselor, or the Law Offices of Hyer & Littlepage at 207 Sixth Street, Point Pleasant.

Submitted by the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation.

Staff Report