Fund Est. 2006
Established in honor of her parents: Richard D. and Mayme (Long) Myers, Josephine Myers Rowland used a portion of her estate to fund a scholarship at Bellmont High School in 1974. According to Josephine, this scholarship was set up because her father had served for many years as a member of the Decatur City School Board and because her mother gave much time and devotion to civic matters.
Richard Myers was born in Decatur on July 24, 1876 and married Mayme in November of 1899. The couple had two children - Josephine and Richard. Sadly, Richard passed away in 1933 at the age of 57.
This scholarship is awarded to a North Adams / Bellmont High School graduating senior each year.