Albert and Manda Huff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Albert and Manda (Hamblin) Huff were both born in 1904 into humble beginnings in the Cumberland Mountains of the Eastern Kentucky Appalachians. Each of them was only able to attend school up to the third grade. They married at age 16.
The Huffs moved their family to a 60-acre farm just south of Salem in 1947. Albert worked for the railroad for 26 years and Manda managed the farm during the week and also worked at the canning factory in Austin. Albert enjoyed carpentry, wood crafting and singing Appalachians Folk songs. Manda enjoyed gardening, making candy and playing the organ that Albert bought for her.
Because of their background, both valued formal education and hard work very much. Through example, they instilled these values into their children. They were determined that their children attend college. Their children thought it appropriate to honor their parents and their values by creating a scholarship fund to help young people in Washington County further their education.