James David and Violet McVay Memorial Endowed Scholarship

James McVay

Type: Endowed

Donor: James McVay

Established: 2013

Mr. Jim McVay, originally from Windyville, MO, is long-time resident of Siloam Springs. He was raised in a large family from  humble beginnings. As a young adult, he served in World War II as a Marine Corps fighter pilot. After the war, a war time friend introduced Jim to his cousin Violet. Jim and Violet married in Wichita, Kansas and had three children. One of their children, James David, was diagnosed with polio as a youth and passed away at the age of 51. The McVays were married for 44 years before Violet passed. Mr. McVay created this scholarship in memory of Violet and James David and in support of Christ-centered education.

Jim McVay passed away in 2015.