John and Lucy Nicholas – NCAC Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by the NCAC, this scholarship is named in honor of two devoted and lifelong supporters of West Virginia University, who selflessly gave their time, talent, and treasure to promoting WVU in the Washington, DC area. John and Lucy Nicholas were WVU graduates and founding members of the NCAC, and today their scholarship provides support for several deserving students every year.
About John and Lucy Nicholas
Lucy and John, both graduates of WVU, were instrumental in founding and maintaining the National Capital Area Chapter and advocated for establishing our scholarship fund from its earliest days up until John’s death in 2000. John was a career US Army officer and USDA employee, and while on active duty with the Army, served as an ROTC instructor at WVU. During his tenure, John was among those responsible for the establishment of the WVU Rifle team and was its first coach. Residing in Arlington, VA for most of their lives, they were most active in the operation of the National Capital Area Chapter in every way necessary to accomplish the mission of the NCAC, whether as elected officers, board members or program chairs, or aiding in the recruitment of students and athletes to attend WVU. John was honored by WVU with various service awards, including Most Loyal Mountaineer and induction into the Order of Vandalia Society. Lucy was a career home economics teacher in the Arlington County school system and an active member of the NCAC.
Apply For Scholarship Consideration
Current WVU students with a permanent home address in the Washington metro area may apply for the John F. and Lucy Nicholas/NCAC Scholarship Fund by contacting:
WVU Scholars Office
P.O. Box 6410
Morgantown, WV 26506
Support The John And Lucy Nicholas Scholarship Fund
All NCAC Sustaining/Lifetime Membership fees of $200 each are contributed along with funds raised from NCAC activities, events and individual gifts from members. The proceeds are invested and managed by the WVU Foundation along with all other alumni chapter scholarship funds. At present the John F. and Lucy Nicholas/NCAC Scholarship fund is more than $150,000 and is the second largest alumni chapter fund administered by the Foundation.
You may make contributions to the fund by making your check payable to the WVU Foundation with the notation for the Nicholas/NCAC Scholarship and forwarding it to the WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650 or to the NCAC c/o Lionel Taylor, Treasurer, 5504 DeSoto St., Burke, VA 22015.