Scholarships and Deadlines

West Virginia Scholarships & Grants Financial Aid Hotline: 877-987-7664

About College Deadlines

Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an APPLICATION DEADLINE - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

Scholarships for WV Students

WVSAM is the new student portal to submit applications* for state financial aid, check the status of your application, ask questions, upload documents, and view your award information.

WVSAM is the new student portal to submit applications* for state financial aid, check the status of your application, ask questions, upload documents, and view your award information.

Click the button below to create or log in to your WVSAM account. (Only the student should create an account under the student’s name and information.)


List of Scholarship Sites A-Z



Art Scholarships:

March 4, 2023

Doodle 4 Google -

A competition for K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google's homepage logo and Win a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 tech package for your school/non-profit organization, and your artwork displayed for a day (24 hours) on!

March 1, 2023

Junior Duck Stamp Contest -

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service: For students K-12. Submit an original design which will be used to produce the Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Amount: $500 - $5,000. Contact phone number is 703-358-1784.

Deadline will be posted January, 2023

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation -

Student Scholarships are supported by generous donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the 2022 PRINTING United Alliance Scholarship Program will award $2,000 to 25 students studying graphic communications, granting a total of $50,000 in educational assistance for the 2022–2023 academic year.

March 1 , 2023

Beckley Area Foundation -
(Any application left in draft will not be reviewed))

The Beckley Area Foundation provides oversight for scholarship funds established by individuals, firms and organizations wishing to assist students in furthering their education Many of the scholarships managed by BAF are designated for use by students pursuing a particular field of study or attending a specific school. Additionally, there are scholarships that can be used at any college for graduates of Woodrow Wilson High School, Liberty High School, Independence High School, Summers County High School, Mt. Hope High School, Fayetteville High School, Westside High School, and Wyoming East High School. Most of these scholarships must be awarded to students from our geographic area or at least preference given to such students.

November 22, 2022

Citizens Bank of WV Emerging Leaders Scholarship -

The Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College will provide four years of tuition, room and board – a full ride – to a student who exemplifies leadership and would have a clear idea of how they would use the scholarship opportunity to pay it forward to their home state of West Virginia.

This scholarship is made possible through a partnership between Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Davis & Elkins College and WDTV.

College for West Virginia (CFWV)

The College Foundation of West Virginia provides free downloadable materials to public and non-profit organizations working to advance college access.You can also find News, Resources, Programs, and Value of College.
Virginia Scholarships"Here are the first 20 scholarships where one of the requirements is based on where you live."Some states or counties have hundreds of scholarships for which you may qualify.
This website offers pre-college students a resource to search for offered scholarships (athletic, minority, by state, etc.) in addition to essay-writing tips, money-saving tips, and grants and student loan information. Click here for more information.  West Virginia-Specific Scholarships

Columbo Law Scholarship

The Colombo Law Distracted Driving Scholarship Program will award five $2,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who meet the requirements of the program.

CyberSecurity Scholarships

This guide is designed to help students and those interested in learning more about potential cybersecurity scholarships. The guide includes information related to the kinds of scholarships available to cybersecurity students, where to look for scholarships, and what is required to be eligible for scholarships.

While degrees are extremely beneficial to those looking to enter the cybersecurity field, college and universities can be expensive and may feel out of reach to certain students. Fortunately, there are plenty of scholarships that exist to bridge this gap. Scholarships are offered by colleges themselves, non-profit organizations, and even well-known companies. A scholarship is money that can be used towards your degree, but unlike a loan you do not have to pay it back. Annual Scholarship

At, we know how important it is to get a bachelor’s degree or an online MBA degree, so we're thrilled to announce our scholarship program. One lucky student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

Essay:  For the essay, please write about something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community. It needs to must be at least 400 words

How to Apply:  Click here to fill out the scholarship application.

Additional Links from Edsmart:  The Best Scholarship Websites to Fund Your Education

FAFSA - Complete the FAFSA® Form

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

3 FAFSA® Deadlines You Need to Know Now

Scholarships for students with disabilities 

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Glenville State College
$3,000 Teacher Education Scholarship -designed for eligible high school graduates to the Glenville State College Education program. This is for students who want to teach in high need teaching areas and return home for their career.  Click
HERE for more information.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Program
TGKVF offers many and various ways for you to acquire a post-secondary education. Some scholarships are designated for graduating seniors of certain schools. Others are awarded for specific fields such as nursing or law. Numerous Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need and not academic achievement, but all applicants must complete a current application and submit it within the indicated time frame in order to be eligible for review. Click here for more information.

Marshall University Scholarship Office - 

Guide to Graduating Debt-Free combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions. 

John and Mildred Peluso Italian American Scholarship – For West Virginia University Students

The WVU John and Mildred Peluso Italian American Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to West Virginia University students, with Italian heritage, who demonstrate scholastic merit and pride in their heritage. This scholarship was established by Dr. Carolyn Peluso Atkins in honor of her parents, John and Mildred Peluso.

Please visit the Peluso Family Bios pageto learn more about John and Mildred.

If you are a West Virginia University student and would like to apply for this scholarship please see the Application Requirements page.

Joshua Tuck Scholarship - 
(Printable Word Document)

The West Virginia Association of Orthopedic Executives (WVAOE) has established the Joshua Tuck Scholarship to help support a student studying healthcare management.

At the time of his death in 2017, Josh was the practice manager for the Charleston Area Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery;  in addition, he was vice president of WVAOE.  The Joshua Tuck Scholarship has been created specifically to reward the outstanding scholastic achievements of high school seniors who plan to enter the healthcare management field.

Complete eligibility rules and forms can be found on the “WVAOE Members” tab at

The Kaplan Group
The Kaplan Group's annual $1,000 scholarship is available to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Full details of the scholarship can be seen here:

Larry L Williams Memorial Scholarship Program

Beckley Pride is pleased to announce the launch of our "Larry L. Williams Memorial Scholarship" Program. Through this scholarship, graduating high school seniors who openly identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community can apply for funds for education-related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. The scholarship will be awarded to 2 winners in the amount of $1,500 totaling $3,000. The scholarship is a one-time award paid directly to our selected winners. Click for more information

Little General Stores Scholarship - WEBSITE LINK

The application is attached. It must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 1st, 2021. 

Please mail to: (MUST BE MAILED)

Attention: Mindy Pack P.O. Box 968, Beckley, WV 25802


McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
The McKelvey foundation has 100 scholarships that are worth $40,000 each for high school seniors that own their own business. In 2008 they were able to give out only 52. If you own your own business, meet the qualifications and would like to apply, click on the link below to download the application. Click here for more information.

Microsoft Disability Scholarship - Scholarship Eligibility

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship.

All completed applications must be submitted by March 15, 2022.

The Mission West Virginia Scholarship Program

Will provide at least five $2,000 scholarships this year to help youth in their senior year of high school or older who experienced a foster care placement for 12 months, OR youth who had a parent incarcerated for 12 months during their childhood. Students meeting this criterion can utilize the funds for any post-secondary education or training program, including two or four year degree programs, vocational training or certificate program. Applications are due March 15. Recipients will be notified by April 15.

The application can be found here: or email for a Word version.

PROMISE Scholarship
West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) is a merit-based scholarship program designed to make college affordable to all qualified West Virginia students. The program provides West Virginia high school graduates meeting certain requirements, a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university in West Virginia or an equivalent amount to an in-state private college. Click here for more information

National Art Materials Trade Association Scholarship PlanFor those students planning to major in the field of visual arts, such as painting, drawing, sketching, sculpture, art education or other creative art fields, excluding music, film or the performing arts. For more information, either phone 704-892-6244 or visit

The National Commission for Cooperative Education
$4.5 Million Available in Co-op Scholarships: The National Commission for Cooperative Education, dedicated to the advancement of high-quality, college-level, cooperative education announces its eighth annual national co-op scholarship program. The program, for high school seniors and community college transfer students, will award 100 $6,000 merit co-op scholarships, most of which are renewable for up to $20,000-$25,000.

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(West Virginia)You can look for scholarships based on a major. The good thing is, too, that you don't have to sign up or register to just look. You can go to the bottom of the home screen and click on "scholarships by major". I know there is a $10,000 create a greeting card scholarship.....this is just an example.

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Financial aid options that may be available to you include scholarships, grants, loans, and even work-study programs and assistantships. Private loans are another solution to helping you achieve your educational goals. And if you've served in the military, you can also take advantage of tax credits and benefits to help offset the cost.

College Savings Plan SMART529TM is a comprehensive qualified tuition program that can make your efforts to save for college easier and more effective using tax incentives to grown a college savings program. The College Savings option is available to families in West Virginia and nationwide.

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Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a state-funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage students to pursue teaching careers at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary school level. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships, not to exceed $5,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in teaching. The objective is for a recipient to obtain a teaching certificate and to commit to the pursuit of a teaching career in West Virginia public schools. Click here for information.

UniGO-West Virginia (Allows you to search for scholarships by State and Type and has a link for a list of Colleges for each state.)

To make your search easy from the start, Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate pointless browsing through categories you know are not a fit. Here are just some of the many categories from which to choose:

WVACD Scholarship (West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts)
The West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts awards eight $1000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan on majoring in an agriculture related field.

Students must submit applications to the WVACD Office at 742 Airport Road, Sutton WV 26601 by the first Monday in March.

Recipients will be notified in May.

Applications must be submitted on the most recent form revised 01/16/2018. You can download this form WVACD College Scholarship Application.

West Virginia PTA
The West Virginia PTA is proud to announce that five $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in 2023. Scholarships will be presented to all winners in April of 2023.

We have included an information link below that provides access to all of the information required to apply. Please email or direct all interested seniors at your school to the following link:

We strongly encourage all students who are planning to attend vocational school, college or any other institution of higher learning to apply for our scholarship. There is no limit to the number of students that may apply from your school.

Please be sure that students have read the rules and requirements included in the packet. We prefer and recommend that all completed applications be emailed to

Applications must be received by December 31, 2022; NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you need further information, please email: