The Scholarship Committee met on Saturday, June 29th at 4:00 in the conference room of the Hampton Inn. In attendance were:

Ruth Neal, Vicki Dove, Frank Ruckman, and Betty Neal. Due to recent surgery, Diane DiPaolo was absent.

The first order of business was to review this year’s scholarship applications. We interviewed one applicant via electronic media. The interview process went smoothly and the committee was very impressed with the applicants.

Repeat Scholarships of $500.00 were awarded to the following recipients-with no stipulations:

Pam June Lindsay June Robyn Smith

Another applicant, Darian June, was approved for repeat $ 500.00 scholarship, “only” upon verification that she will be carrying a minimum of a “full course load”, or at least 12 semester hours during Fall, 2013.

Another applicant was denied a fall 2013 scholarship. However, if the committee receives verification of the applicant carrying at least 12 hours during the Fall, 2013 Semester, AND said student maintains a 2.75 GPA, They will be awarded a $ 250.00 Scholarship for Spring, 2014.

A final applicant was denied a scholarship as they had already earned an undergraduate degree.

Thus, we have the potential of awarding $ 2,250.00 this year.

In the second order of business, Vicki gave us an update on our Edward Jones accounts. Further information will be shared with the Scholarship Committee and the Ruckman Foundation as soon as Edward Jones can supply the final numbers.

Next, we elected two new members to the committee-Bob Henry & Mark Neal. Their terms will run from 2013-2016. Vicky Dove was re-elected as Treasurer through 2016. Betty Neal was re-elected to serve until 2015. Frank Ruckman will serve as Chairman until 2017.

It was noted that through 2012, the Ruckman family has awarded more than $30,700.00 in Scholarship Funds.

It was also noted, that we have been contacting previous winners to find out just what they are doing with their lives. As they send their comments to us, we are posting them on the “” website, under “Previous Scholarship Winners”. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

Please refer to our “” website, for updated information.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:30, and we submit these minutes for approval.


Frank Ruckman- Chairman Term 2012-2017
2224 Fincher Drive
Westmoreland, TN 37186

Gene Winebrenner -Chairman-Ex-officio
RR 2 Box 278
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Ruth Neal -Chairman-Ex-officio
839 Fairview Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Robert Ruckman- President of Ruckman Heritage Foundation, Inc.
1323 Grassy Creek Road
Leivasy, WV 26676

Vicki Dove, Treasurer – Term 2013-2016
156 May Apple Trail
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Betty Neal Term 2012-2015
33 Stayman Way
Littlestown, PA 17340

Diane DiPaolo Term 2011-2014
4802 Vicky Road
Baltimore, MD 21236

Bob Henry Term 2013-2016
3510 Fox Glen Drive
Colleyville, TX 76034

Mark Neal Term 2013-2016
14 Amanda Lane
Biglerville, PA 17307