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2024 Ruth Eden Bailey Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted


Children’s Home Society of WV (CHSWV) is excited to share that the Application Period for the Ruth Eden Bailey Scholarship is now open!!  Ruth dedicated her life to helping find lifetime families for youth, her legacy continues to impact children and families across the state. The Ruth Eden Bailey Scholarship Fund was Initiated through a gift from the 2021 Annual Ruth Eden Bailey Adoption Advocacy Award Winner Robert (Bob) Noone and his wife, Beth Hughes-Noone. This scholarship opportunity is open to current or former Children’s Home Society foster or adopted youth and they have till June 30th to apply.



About the Honoree:

Ruth Eden Bailey dedicated her life to helping children find lifetime families. She was a determined advocate and worked tirelessly to find foster and adoptive homes.  Ruth loved working with her families and the children that came into care, she was mission driven and her passion inspired many.

Ruth began her journey with Children’s Home Society in 1993 and spent the following three decades changing the lives of hundreds of West Virginia’s children. Ruth was always looking for ways to help support foster and adoptive families and thus she initiated the first CHSWV Foster Family Support Group. The foster family support group became significant in that it brought families together to share experiences, to be supportive during struggles and most importantly to celebrate with each other. Today CHSWV foster family support groups are organized across the state thanks to a special woman that was creative, passionate and enthusiastic. Ruth left a legacy of encouragement, love and kindness.


To Apply, click the link below:


Please contact Carna Metheney-White at [email protected] or 304.485.0650 more information.