The Donald Callar and Donna Howe Callar Educator Scholarship was established to financially assist educators as they pursue continuing education, certification, and advanced degrees.
Donald Callar was born in Staunton, Virginia, the son of a dentist and a homemaker. He went to Virginia Military Institute and the Medical School of Virginia for a degree in dentistry. He met his future wife, Helen Kelly, at Massachusetts General Hospital while stationed in Boston, Massachusetts for the Navy. They had two children, Donna and Mary Elizabeth. After the death of Helen, he married his second wife, Donna Howe. Upon leaving the Navy, Donald practiced dentistry for 35 years. He loved boats and motorcycles. He owned and flew his own airplane out of Frederick, Maryland.
Donna Louise Howe was born in Moundsville, WV on June 29, 1940 to Freda Marie Marshall Howe and the late Chester Ray Howe. She attended schools in Marshall County, graduating from Moundsville High School in 1958. Donna graduated from West Liberty College in 1962 with an elementary teaching degree. She received a master’s degree in education from West Virginia University and later returned and earned a PhD in psychology. Donna worked in Marshall County schools for many years before relocating to the eastern panhandle. She worked in Guidance for many years. Donna was also the author of several books on children, education and psychology. After the death of her first husband, Donald Callar, she married her second husband, Amos Denslow Faux-Burhans.
- Financial need of the applicant
- Applicant’s need for additional course work
- Benefit to students & educational system
- The applicant must submit the scholarship application form
- Applicant must reside in either Berkeley County, WV or Jefferson County, WV
- Be employed by a school located in Berkeley County or Jefferson County, WV
Scholarship awards shall be used for tuition, fees and books. Recipient must maintain a minimum grade of a “C” in each course or grade point equivalent thereto. The recipient shall receive up to the amount awarded, not to exceed 12 credit hours completed during the fiscal year of May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025.
Applications are accepted from January 1 – March 1 of each year.
The committee shall select from the pool of applicants based upon the following criterion:
- Financial need
- Applicant’s need for additional course work to remain certified in their current educational position or to obtain a master’s degree
- The benefit to students and the educational system
- Such other information and criterion as may be established by the committee
Questions regarding the scholarship
All questions regarding the scholarship must be directed to the committee in whom is vested sole authority for administration and interpretation of the scholarship. Within such authority, the committee may provide final interpretation and resolution of the scholarship provisions.