Scholarships

Scholarship Links

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA 

    • Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017.
    • Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 9, 2017.

    State Deadline for College Foundation of West Virginia (cfwv)
    • West Virginia - PROMISE Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2016. New applicants must submit additional application at www.cfwv.com.
    • WV Higher Education Grant Program deadline is April 15, 2016.
    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. 


    Beckley Area Foundation

    List of Scholarship Sites A-Z

    ACT'S Education and Career Planning
    This free service can help you plan more effectively to meet college costs. The Financial Aid Need Estimator allows you to calculate both your family contribution and costs at specific institutions by taking you through two steps.
    American Association of University women. NOTICE...I made "women" in lower case letters. That's BECAUSE any male student that looks at this scholarship puts it down. JUST BECAUSE it has the "w" word in it. Males CAN apply for this scholarship!   Application (PDF)

    Apartment List Scholarship - This $2500 scholarship is for outstanding students (18 years or older) who exemplify one or more of the Apartment List's core values (bold while pragmatic, endlessly helpful, making an impact, driven by data, succeeding together, & forever learning). For more information and to apply go to -  https://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship 
    CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org is owned and operated by a group that has been creating post-secondary education resources since 2008. 

     

    CollegeBoard.org

    • SAT’S loan program is the only national program designed, developed, and managed by educators. Choose from a full range of low-interest loans. This site helps students understand and apply for various loans available to pay for college. http://www.collegeboard.com/educationloans
    • SAT’S Scholarship Search is an online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid! http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp 
     

    The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships. CollegeNET sponsors an essay competition during the winter of each year. Entries are limited to individuals who both (1) apply to college via a CollegeNET-hosted web admissions application; and (2) are nominated by the institution at which they enroll. The grand prize winner is awarded $10,000. 

    CollegeScholarships.org: 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. 

    Columbo Law 2000 Scholarship 2017 - Five, $2000.00 Scholarships will be awarded. DEADLINE - MAY 5, 2017 
    FASTWEB has a massive scholarship database and search bar with incredible matching technology.

    FinAid Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid Discover scholarships that match your profile. Also locate scholarships, savings plans, and military aid available to pay for post-secondary options.  


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

    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.  Either phone 703-358-1784 or visit https://www.fws.gov

    Little General Stores - This scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of academic achievement and accomplishments and future aspirations.  An independent panel will review the applications of all eligible seniors and choose the recipients.  DEADLINE: MARCH 24TH, 2017
    Mark Ware Construction Education Scholarship - Construction-related fields or professions including, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, masonry, painting, carpentry, architecture, or construction management.· The recipient of this scholarship will be awarded $1,000.
    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 above to download the application. 
    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 15Recipients will be notified by April 15, The application can be found hereby clicking on the link above or by requesting a word version via email kthompson@missionwv.org.
    National Art Materials Trade Association Scholarship Plan 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 www.namta.org.
    Scholarships123 - Search for Scholarships without having to register for a login. 
     
    Link for just West Virginia Scholarships is http://www.scholarships123.com/search?keyword=west+virginia 

    Student Athlete Awards ProgramThe National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign, in partnership with USA TODAY, announces the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award Program, which recognizes 25 outstanding high school senior student athletes. Winners receive a $7,500 college scholarship, attend an awards ceremony and have an opportunity to be pictured in a special Milk Mustache ad. 
    Schoolbound.com
    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.

    Scholarships.com   (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".


    ScholarshipOwl - Register for Hundreds of Scholarships with just one application. 


    ScholarshipZone.com - You can jump-start your educational journey 
    StudentScholarships.org - Collection of Scholarships from the Web

     

    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. 

    WVACD - The West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts awards nine $500 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan on majoring in an agriculture related field.

    Students must submit applications to their Conservation District Office by the first Monday in March.  Administrative Officers forward applications to the WVACD Office at 742 Airport Road, Sutton WV 26601 by the third Monday in March.  Recipients will be notified in May. Applications must be submitted on the most recent form revised 04/05/2016. You can download this form below.

    PDF WVACD College Scholarship Application


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

     
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