NancyPilkentonThe University of Virginia’s College at Wise Staff Council has awarded its eighth scholarship to an employee of the College.

The UVa-Wise Staff Scholarship Fund, established by the Staff Council, provides support for tuition, fees and books at the College. The council is working toward establishing an endowment of $10,000.

“I am so excited and appreciative to have this opportunity,” said Pilkengton. “I have always just wanted to be able to help people and this is aiding me in working toward that goal.”Nancy Pilkenton of Pound, Virginia, the council’s eighth recipient, is pursuing a bachelors degree in administration of justice. She is employed in the Center for Student Development as an administrative assistant.

The council relies on contributions by faculty, staff and administration for support. Gifts may be made to the Staff Scholarship fund through the Development Office or online at

For more information, contact Jessica Necessary at 276-393-0256.