Child and Family Studies:

Helen and Jean Barkley Memorial Scholarship in Child and Family Studies.

This prize was established by the family and friends of Key Lee Barkley, a 1926 Berea College graduate, and his wife, Helen Roberts Barkley, Class of 1927, and their daughter, Jean Eloise Barkley. Recipients are Child and Family Studies majors “who show promise that they will become worthy citizens of their communities after their graduation from Berea College.”

Jacqueline Hensley Combs Memorial Award

Given to a junior or senior Child and Family Studies major who has shown a high degree of character, scholarship, and professional maturity. It is given in memory of Jacqueline Hensley Combs, a member of the Class of 1965, who was killed in an automobile accident a few days before graduation.

Ann Grant Memorial Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding major in Child and Family Studies, based on scholarship, character, and need.

Opal Stamm Huskey Scholarship

The Opal Stamm Huskey Scholarship Fund was established to foster excellence in students majoring in Child and Family Studies with Teacher Certification. The scholarship honors Miss Eunice True, former Professor of Home Economics at Berea College.

Frances Finnell Vandivier Scholarship

Awarded to assist Berea College graduates, women and men, to continue their education in the field of child development, childcare and/or advocacy for children, youth and families. This award was established in 1988 to honor Frances Finnell Vandivier, a graduate of Berea College and a compassionate advocate for children in her teaching, writing and community service throughout her life.

Virginia Palmer Widener Memorial Child and Family Studies Award

This award is given to an outstanding Child and Family Studies major commemorating the life of Mrs. Widener, Berea College, Class of 1966. The award honors Mrs. Widener’s contribution to the field of home economics and her interest in her students. Preference is given to students from the counties of Lee (Kentucky) and Washington (Virginia); or the city of Bristol, Virginia.