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
The 2016 core course listing is posted on the PROMISE Scholarship Program website, www.cfwv.com. You will notice that the requirements for Math have changed. Students must have MATH I and 3 mathematics classes that are higher than MATH I.
Students may use either their 7th or 8th semester high school grade point average to meet the core and overall requirements. Students meeting the grade point average qualifications at the end of the 7th semester must maintain the required 3.00 core and overall grade point average through the 8th semester to remain eligible for the scholarship. June 11, 2016: Last date to take the ACT (national test only). Act scores will not be accepted for any ACT tests taken after this date. June 4, 2016: Last date to take the SAT. SAT scores will not be accepted for any SAT tests taken after this date. ACT/SAT scores cannot be combined from multiple test administrations.
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