Fund established to benefit high school seniors from Charleston’s West Side

Charleston, WV: Members of the community have come together to create a scholarship fund in memory of Kelvin “KJ” Taylor.

Taylor was a student athlete at Capital High in Charleston. During his junior year, he was named first-team All-Mountain State Athletic Conference, excelling at both receiver and defensive back. He also stood out during the 2018 season, helping the team reach the Class AAA semifinals.

According to Dr. Michelle Foster, President and CEO of TGKVF, “KJ’s untimely death is heart-wrenching and I extend my deepest condolences to his parents and loved ones. The Foundation is here to facilitate contributions to the KJ Taylor Scholarship Fund in honor of KJ. We are here, lighting a candle in the darkness, to give hope to young people interested in pursuing post-secondary education.”

Awards from the KJ Taylor Scholarship Fund will be distributed annually through an application process to Capital High School students who reside on the West Side of Charleston and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Donations are being received by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation below.

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