The Gail E. Hawisher & Cynthia L. Selfe

Caring for the Future Scholarship



We Need You!

We need your help to make this scholarship a continued reality. Our goal is to raise enough money to send one scholar a year to C&W, which costs the scholarship fund $500. (Registration and lodging have, to date, been graciously supplied by the host institution!) In the future, if we continue to raise enough money, we would like to support two awards every year. Please consider donating to the HSCF. Every dollar counts!


How To Donate

This Donate button directs you to a PayPal payment option, which has been set up by Cheryl E. Ball. When you donate through PayPal, which is free for you to do via credit card or bank account, your receipt will say "Receipt for your donation to Cheryl Ball." If you would like to donate by personal check or cash, please mail it to the following address:

Cheryl E. Ball
HSCF Award
c/o Department of English
100 Colson Hall | 1503 University Ave. | P.O. Box 6296
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296

Checks/Money Orders should be made out to Cheryl Ball. Please put HSCF in the memo line.

For questions about the financing and donations to this award, please contact Cheryl at or


the fine print:

The bank account associated with this PayPal account is set up with PNC Bank, 202 East Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701, (309) 823-3770, in Cheryl's name. This free checking account is being used exclusively for the donations to the Hawisher-Selfe Caring for the Future Scholarship, and travel payments/reimbursements for scholarship winners will be paid directly out of this account to the recipient(s) or the recipient(s)' travel agent. At this time, your contribution is not tax deductible. PayPal deducts a small administrative fee (5% + $.05 USD) per transaction. This is deducted from your donation, not added to it, and will be made up by Cheryl Ball at the time of travel purchase/reimbursement for the scholarship winner.