Edward Jones Financial Advisors establish the Ted Jones Memorial Scholarship

(Left to right): Jeanette Perry, Caleb Gibson and John Hall

March 25, 2019

Seven Edward Jones financial advisors from Region 156 have established the Ted Jones Memorial Scholarship to benefit full-time undergraduate students in the Lewis College of Business at Marshall University. First preference will be given to students who reside in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason or Lincoln counties in West Virginia, or in the metro counties of Ohio and Kentucky.

Four financial advisors, Scott Bumgardner, Wayne Duncan, Caleb Gibson and Sean Hornbuckle, are all Marshall alumni, while Reid Frye, John Hall and Jeanette Perry wanted to contribute as members of the Huntington community. 

“Marshall University gave me a great education and prepared me for my career at Edward Jones. Ted Jones believed that you should always leave things better than you found them. He has a long legacy of this with their philanthropic endeavors and this was mine and my wife’s way of paying it forward,” said Scott Bumgardner, a 1994 graduate in marketing.

Jeanette Perry, the proud mother of a Marshall alumnus said, “I believe the youth of today need an opportunity to receive an education. I wanted to be part of helping make that opportunity more affordable.”

Caleb Gibson, a 2006 graduate of the political science program, said he received the West Virginia Promise and Presidential Scholarships during his time at Marshall. Because of this, he understands the impact a scholarship can make on a students’ life.

 “Always be proud to say you went to Marshall, more people than you think know about our great university and its story. My education and experience at Marshall served me well when moving to Washington, D.C. for graduate school at George Washington University, and it has served me well in my professional life,” Gibson said.

For questions about a student’s eligibility for the Ted Jones Memorial Scholarship, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at Marshall University.