****WV has adopted a new program called WV Invests. We know it as “free community college.” If you are interested, please complete the application. There are some details to this program such as drug testing and grade requirements for each session completed. Go to www.wvinvests.org
****VFW Scholarship for $1,000 is available below.
****A scholarship for Boone County students majoring in teaching need to apply for the Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship.
****Here’s an interesting scholarship available for grades 9-12. It’s an essay contest. If you’re a good writer and have an interest in civics, check it out!
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is sponsoring an Civics Essay Contest for students in Grades 9 through 12 in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, with cash awards of $2,000 (first place), $1,500 (second place), and $1,000 (third place) for the top essays.
This is the third year the Court has sponsored the contest. Award winners are celebrated at a ceremony in September. Please encourage your students to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this Contest either independently or as part of classroom activities.
This year’s essay question is: “How has the right to freedom of speech established for public school students in the Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines evolved in the 50 years since it was decided?”
Link to web site: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ca4.uscourts.gov%2Fessay-contest-2019&data=02%7C01%7Cjwhuffma%40k12.wv.us%7C498d4878942240e755bf08d6b14c4fe9%7Ce019b04b330c467a8bae09fb17374d6a%7C0%7C1%7C636891338650394375&sdata=i6XeIrn1umULZ2b8YAVH2d3tgIwZrSD9oSDzzP57jTs%3D&reserved=0
Link to contest flyer:
****Michael W Hall WVU Memorial Scholarship is available below.
****BCTC students apply for the scholarship below:
****The White Foundation scholarship is available below. Due April 10, 2019
****All BCTC Students need to apply for this scholarship! Go to the following web address:
application.horatioalger.org The scholarship will be available March 15th.
****If you are a family member of a current or retired Boone County Schools Service Personnell Association, you may qualify for the Service Award worth $400. Application is below. Due April 19, 2019.
****The Scott High School graduating classes of 1957 and 1961 are below!!
class of 57
****If you have a 2.5 GPA or higher, apply for the Boone County Retired School Employees Scholarship worth $500. Due March 30th.
****The Department of Environmental Protection has a scholarship for $10,000! See the criteria and application for details. Scott does have a Youth Environmental Program, so our students qualify.
****If you’re going into the health care field, apply for the Boone Memorial Scholarship.
****Click below for the WV Pumpkin Festival Scholarship
****If your family has had a loved one with mesothelioma, there is a scholarship opportunity for you. Copy their web address below into your web browser.
****West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club is offering a scholarship for those seeking employment in the energy industry.
**** Going to Marshall University??? Click on this link Boone Friends of Marshall Scholarship
****Jackson-Newcomb-Scholarship-Application-2019-2020 Deadline is March 31, 2019!!!
****NEW SCHOLARSHIP!! Scott High School Class of 1968
SHS Class of 68 Deadline is April 3, 2019. $1,000. Download the application.
****Take a 15-20 minute survey for a chance at a random drawing for scholarships ranging from $500-$4000. Go to www.student-view.com
****The Little General Scholarship Application is available! Postmark by March 15th! Get busy!
****The Maier STEM Educator Scholarship.
The scholarship was created to increase the number of highly qualified STEM middle school and high school teachers in West Virginia. Four students will be chosen for the 2019-20 academic year, and renewed for the following 3 years. The annual scholarship will be $15,000 for tuition, housing and other costs; a stipend of up to $1,500 for a laptop; and funding for a study abroad or student exchange experience.
A total scholarship package of $71,000 maximum over a four-year period will be awarded. This amount may be adjusted based upon other financial aid opportunities.
PRINT AND COMPLETE THE FORM: 1920 Maier Stem Educator Scholarship Ext Deadline 01212019
****If you are interested in studying healthcare management, check out the WV Association of Orthopedic Executives Josh Tuck Scholarship. Due date is March 31, 2019.
Complete eligibility rules and forms can be found on the “WVAOE Members” tab at www.wvos.com. Applicants (1) must be West Virginia high school seniors; (2) must enroll in Bluefield State College, Fairmont State University, Marshall University or WVU Tech; (3) major in a healthcare management program; and (4) submit a 300-500 word essay answering the question: “Describe your community’s issues with opioids and explain how you would reduce the problem.”
****If you are attending Southern WV CTC in the fall, all of their scholarships can be found at the following address: http://www.southernwv.edu/foundation/node/819
****January 1st the Boone Community Foundation Scholarships opened!! Go to their website and get busy, seniors!
****If you are interested in attending Bethany College, you may qualify for their Tri-State Connect Scholarship worth $15,000. Contact Laura Doty for more information at Ldoty@bethanywv.edu or at 304.830.2894.
****If you are interested in joining ROTC in college, there is a scholarship available to pay for 4 years of college. Please contact:
Recruiting Operations Officer (GS-11)
COL (USAR, Ret.), MPM
P.O. Box 6767, 20 Stansbury Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506-6767
O: (304) 293-7546 / C: (304) 894-6641
****Do you have Italian ancestors? Click on the link for instructions and the application form. Italian Heritage Scholarship
****Click the link for the following scholarship. ARMY ROTC National Scholarship Process
****Majoring in Environmental Studies: Horticulture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany, Conservation, Land Management, Environmental Concerns, Geology, or related subjects
Apply for the WV Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship. Deadline February 1, 2019 WV Garden Club
****Go to StudentScholarships.org and create an account to receive tons of scholarship information. https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php
****US Junior Chamber International Senate has scholarships available. $1,000 each. Click on the link for the letter and paper application that you may print and submit.
****A scholarship that looks at the impact of distracted driving and explores ways to address this growing problem. In order to apply, students must submit an essay on the topic.
You can view the scholarship here: www.mkhlawyers.com/scholarship
****The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” I am attaching the brochure for further instructions.
****Click on this link to find the scholarship information. Application open from September 13, 2018 through January 15, 2019.
****The following web address contains information on the GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Copy and paste it into your browser to get the information. FYI–$40,000 should motivate anyone to apply! Deadine is January 4, 2019.
****Enter the following web address to see a list of scholarships: https://mailchi.mp/wvhepc/wv-scholarship-list-and-financial-aid-updates?e=182ed2ebdb
The brochure above is from the Hagan Scholarship Foundation, a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt free. 622 Hagan Scholars from 37 states currently attend 236 colleges and universities. Each scholarhip provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and includes a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award. (THIS IS AMAZING, EVERYONE! PLEASE APPLY!) Log in to www.hsfmo.org the deadline is November 15th.
****The Tug Valley Mining Institute Scholarship is based on need, leadership, and scholarship. Due date is March 29, 2019. $8,000 award over 4 years. Click the link below for the application.
****Click on the link below for the details on applying for applying for the scholarship. For senior athletes with great character. You can win school, state, or national awards!
GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP–It’s that time again! The application is available ON-LINE only. Visit the website www.tgkvf.org on November 1, 2018. Students can click on Scholarships and obtain the following:
- Scholarship Information
- List of Available Scholarships
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Submitting an Application On-Line
GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it’s free to use. You can check it out here: http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/
Go to www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm for a searchable list of scholarship opportunities.
Go to www.studentscholarships.org/scholarships.php for a list of scholarships that students from WV school districts are eligible for.
For lists of scholarships that students from WV school districts are eligible for. Go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php for a list of scholarships and deadlines. Deadline: Deadlines vary.
For additional scholarships for West Virginia colleges and universities log onto: www.campusexplorer.com/scholarships/west-virginia
Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov
Financial Aid – www.finaid.org
WVHEGP – www.cfwv.com
College Board – www.collegeboard.com
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence – www.ed.gov/free
PROMISE – www.cfwv.com
PROMISE ELIGIBILITY—Minimum High School Grade Point Average Requirements are 3.0 Core GPA and a 3.0 Cumulative GPA. Minimum Test Score Requirements are:
ACT (national test only) SAT (reasoning test only)
Composite 22 Combined Score 1100
English 20 Critical Reading 540
Math 20 Math 510
Promise Deadline: March 1, 2018: Interested students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AT www.fafsa.ed.gov. State Level Financial Aid Programs are included on the FAFSA. Students apply for the Promise at www.cfwv.com by the deadline date stated. Students can begin applying for the Promise scholarship and FAFSA October 1, 2017.
PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS—This scholarship will automatically be renewed if the student has a minimum overall 2.75GPA at the end of the first twelve-month period on completed college coursework. Thereafter, a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required. A student must also earn thirty credit hours over a twelve-month period to be considered for scholarship renewal. A student may use subsequent summer sessions (at his/her own cost) to complete the thirty-hour requirement. Any college credits earned (as well as the GPA for those credits) prior to fall semester enrollment as a degree seeking student do not affect negatively or positively the student’s eligibility for renewal of the scholarship. Only those credits and grades earned while the student is a PROMISE Scholar count for purposes of determining renewal eligibility. Please remember that students who lose the PROMISE Scholarship will not be able to regain it at a later time.
Heaps Grant—encourages and enables needy students to study part-time, achieve educational goals and improve the workforce in WV. Deadline—rolling application process. Contact www.cfwv.com.
Engineering, Science & Technology Scholarship—attracts talented students to pursue degrees in Engineering, Science or Technology. Assists WV in retaining a highly skilled workforce. Contact www.cfwv.com.
Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship—program enables and encourages outstanding students to pursue teaching careers in WV. Deadline—March 1. Contact www.cfwv.com.
Academic Common Market—cooperative tuition agreement among states in the Southern Regional Education Board. Deadline—arranged prior to enrollment. Contact—www.sreb.org.
Medical Student Loan—provides loans to medical students with designated academic standards. Deadline—determined by medical school. Contact www.cfwv.com.
Health Sciences Scholarship—provides an incentive for students to become Rural Practitioners or Nursing Faculty in WV. Medical students and students in graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant programs are eligible. Contact www.cfwv.com.
BOONE COUNTY-WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI AND FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP—application for WVU or its affiliated institutions. Applications are on-line at www.wvuboonealumni.com