Hylton Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Pursuing college degree at the University of Charleston-Beckley;
- College qualified students residing within coal producing counties in southern West Virginia (counties include Boone, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Wyoming);
- Recipient must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
Warren and Patty Hylton each have connections to Beckley College. Warren attended Mullens High School and Greenbrier Military Academy before enrolling at Beckley College. His classes took him on to Marshall University where he studied engineering and business management. Patty graduated from Shady Spring High School, attended Beckley College, and Bluefield State. She earned a master’s degree from Marshall and then worked for 18 years at Beckley College. Tracy Warren Hylton II served in the Armored Calvary of the National Guard; learned about farming, hunting and fishing from his grandfather; and became involved in mining at an early age under the tutelage of his father, Tracy. He became active in politics including his father’s state senate races. Warren established a number of mining and excavating companies and other business ventures based in Raleigh County. Understanding the importance of area young people having access to higher education close to home, the couple started a permanently endowed scholarship at MSU. With the closure of the MSU Foundation, they elected to move the fund to BAF where it will generate income for need/merit based scholarships for college qualified students residing within coal producing counties in southern WV. Recipients shall be students pursuing a degree at UC–Beckley.