The West Virginia University College of Law will dedicate its Ned and June Shott Law Scholarship at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the colleges main lobby.
The scholarship was created in 1996 with a significant gift from June Shott. The $350,000 endowment provides two students from specific West Virginia counties tuition and fee assistance for their law school education.
Calling them”creative visionaries,”Dean John Fisher said the Shotts have created an amazing legacy honoring the pursuit of legal scholarship in West Virginia.
“This dedication ceremony will celebrate the Shotts achievements as well as recognize the significant opportunities this has, and will continue to provide, outstanding WVU law students,”Fisher said.
Edwin Easley Shott, best known as Ned, was born Nov. 20, 1917, and died April 15, 1985, in Bluefield..
He attended Bluefield public schools and earned both an associate bachelors degree and a law degree from WVU in 1941. He and the late Doris B. Shott were the parents of five children. He is survived by his wife, the former June Oblinger.
Following distinguished military service, Shott became assistant to the publisher of the New York Times before returning to Bluefield to rejoin the family-owned Daily Telegraph.
Among the many businesses in which he held positions were the Daily Telegraph Printing Company, president and manager; Commercial Printing Company, secretary and treasurer; and president of the Bluefield Gas Co.
He was chairman of the BluefieldCommunityHospital and directed both the Bluefield Hospital Foundation and the Bluefield Rescue Squad. Shott also was active in the Appalachian Council of Boy Scouts of America and was a director on the WVU Foundation, Inc..
June Oblinger Shott is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. John Oblinger of Bluefield. She is a graduate of Graham High and the West VirginiaBusinessCollege. In 1997, she received an honorary doctorate of humanities from Bluefield State College.
June worked with the Shott family for 35 years, before her marriage to Ned. She has spent most of her life engaged in civic duties in the Bluefield area where she now is on the following boards: BluefieldRegionalMedicalCenter, Bluefield Health Systems, Bluefield Rescue Squad, Mercer Health Rights, American Red Cross, BluefieldCollege and Bluefield State Foundation.
She is a lifetime member of the South Bluefield Quota, Bluefield Rescue Squad and Bluefield Sales Executive Club.