General tips for searching for scholarships
1) Fill out the FAFSA in a timely manner. (After October 1st and before March 1st) 2)Work with the financial aid officer at the school you wish to attend. 3) Many area churches of civic organizations may offer scholarship opportunities. 4) Scholarship search engines are good tools for national scholarships. College Foundation of West Virginia (www.cfwv.com) provides a quality search engine for students/parents seeking scholarship and other financial aid information. 5) Local businesses often offer scholarships or grants. 6) Most major retailers/banks/etc. offer scholarships- use the internet to search Lowes, Wal-mart, Home Depot, etc.-searching for these will “bring up” other scholarships 7) Feel free to contact your students; counselor at Spring Valley High School with any question and/or concerns. 8) Leave no “stone unturned”.
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Huntington Junior College Scholarship Exam: The 2020 Chester A. Riley Scholarship exam will be given April 18, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Anyone scoring above 70% will be considered for scholarship opportunities. One full scholarship and seven (7) partial scholarships will be given. Contact James Rader to reserve a spot for exam day. email@example.com or 304-697-7550.
_________________________________________________________________________2020 West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Scholarship: Must be of Italian Descent, pay a $10 registration fee & be a high school senior. Deadline is February 1, 2020
2020 WV Pumpkin Festival Scholarship – The WV Pumpkin Festival is offering three (3) scholarships for any graduating senior. Two(2) scholarships for those entering public WV college and/or university and one (1) in career/technology training. Please see attached application for more details. Deadline is March 16, 2020 www.wvpumpkinpark.com
2020 Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund: $1000 scholarship for students enrolling in WVU. Just submit transcript, 3 reference letters and application. GPA must be a minimum of 2.75 and maintain the first year of college. This scholarship is renewable up to 4 years or eight semesters. Deadline is March 1, 2020.
2019-2020 ALBERT YANNI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION– The purpose of the Albert Yanni Scholarship is to provide incentive and encouragement for talented career and technical education students to pursue advanced education and/or training. Scholarships are worth $2,000 and applicants must provide proof that they have maintained their eligibility. Deadline April 5, 2019.
The Delta Kappa Gamm Society-Alpha Chapter 2020 – Each year the Alpha Chapter provides a $300 grant to a female high school senior who plans on pursuing a degree in education. Please see attached application for more details. Deadline is February 28, 2020.
Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship:$1000 scholarship for the first school year’s tuition, room and board, books and lab fees for a student pursuing a career in nursing. Student must be a direct child dependent of a full-time King’s Daughters Hospital Team Member. 2.50 GPA, or successfully completed the GED; scored 15 or higher on the ACT; scored 700 or higher on the SAT; demonstrate financial need. Deadline is no later than Monday March 30, 2020.
Kings Daughters Health Foundation Stewart Health Foundation Scholarship: $2000 annually, renewable for up to four years, as long as scholarship criteria are met. Applicants must meet residency requirements. KY-Boyd, Carter, Greenup or Lawrence; OH-Lawrence; WV-Wayne
Must be a high school senior, maintained a 2.5 GPA or successfully completed the GED; Sored 15 or better on the ACT; Scored 700 or better on the SAT; MUST plan to enroll in the healthcare field. Deadline is March 30, 2020.
Lavalette Woman’s Club Scholarship: one-time $500 scholarship to a female senior. Must write a one to two page essay on a woman who has inspired or influenced them Turn essay in to Mrs. Barksdale. Deadline is March 31, 2020.
2020-The-Bill-Stewart-Journalism-Scholarship – This scholarship is in memory of ABC newscaster Bill Stewart (a Wayne County graduate). The recipient of this $250 scholarship must be majoring in print or broadcast journalism. Deadline is April 15, 2020. Please return application to Mr. Jordan
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation – The applications are available on-line at www.tgkvf.org Students can click on scholarships and obtain the following 1) Scholarship information 2) List of available scholarships 3) on-line application. There are 90 different scholarships from which to choose. Almost $685,000 in total scholarship money was awarded in 2016. Deadline January 15, 2019
2019-J.-Garrett-Hoback-Scholarship – One Male and One Female…$400.00 scholarship for a Spring Valley High School senior. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and use the money towards a post-secondary degree. Deadline is April 15,2020. Please return application to Mr. Jordan
2019 WV Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship – High School seniors planning on attending a four-year WV college or university with preference going to students interested in majoring in an energy related field. Deadline is March 22, 2019
2020_Dick_Griffith_Scholarship_Fund_Application- The scholarship is awarded to an individual who best exemplifies Mr. Griffith’s dedication to tennis as a life-long endeavor. While the Scholarship is not limited to a competitive tennis player, non-tennis players must have a connection to the tennis community at-large. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to, sportsmanship, moral character, citizenship and satisfactory academic standing. Financial need may be considered. Candidates must also plan to attend an accredited 2-4 year college, university, community college or technical school. Please see attached application for further details. Deadline is March 11, 2020.
2019 WV Garden Club Scholarship – This scholarship is offered to high school seniors with the plans to major in some form of Horticulture or Environmental Sciences. The scholarship is worth $500 and each student must have a 3.25 GPA or higher to qualify. Please see the attached application for further details.
King’s Daughters Health Foundation: Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior; be a direct child dependent of a full-time King’s Daughters team member in good standing at the time of application and award; enroll in a college or university in Kentucky, Ohio or West Virginia; have at least a 2.5 high school GPA and at least a 15 ACT or 700 SAT score; demonstrate financial need; and submit a typed letter of application, official copy of most recent transcript or GED certificate and 3 letters of recommendation.
Deadline: March 30, 2019
Contact: King’s Daughters Health Foundation, 2201 Lexington Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101, 606.408.0412,
Jeannie Gatrell Memorial Scholarship Jeannie’s Wish is a nonprofit organization established in 2012. The mission of Jeannie’s Wish is to raise community awareness of brain aneurysms, their symptoms and increase early detection. The proceeds secured will be utilized for the annual Jeannie Gatrell Memorial Scholarship provided to a student in West Virginia or the Tri-State community impacted in some way by an aneurysm. Eligibility Requirements are as follows. • Family life in some way must be (or has been) affected by an aneurysm. Special consideration will be given to any applicant impacted in some way by a brain aneurysm. • Resident of the State of West Virginia or the Tri-State community. • Applicant is currently a high school senior or is already attending or plans to attend an accredited college, university or trade school. Deadline is April 30, 2019. Please see application for further details. www.jeannieswish.org
Little General Scholarship– Little General Store. Inc. is offering ten $1,000 scholarships. Eligible students must be graduating this spring and attending college this fall. This scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of academics and financial need. Please see attached link for more information. Deadline is to be postmarked no later than March 1, 2020.
2020_Matthews_Family_Scholarship_Fund_Application – This scholarship is payable over two years, provided that the student maintains at least a 2.5 GPA in the first year of college/technical school. Each scholarship recipient shall be chosen on the basis of application and subsequent acceptance and enrollment into a nursing program at a college or technical school; demonstrated financial need; solid academic performance; involvement in school and volunteer activities; and quality of essay and letters of recommendation. Deadline is March 11, 2020
Mensa Educational and Research Foundation – The Mensa scholarship program is open to applicants who will be enrolled next academic year in a degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university, and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa. The Mensa Foundation scholarships are awarded solely on the merits of the essay written by the applicant. The awards are not affected by age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, or financial need. Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words. The essay is to describe the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal. We encourage students to carefully proofread their essay. The essays will be judged and scholarships will be awarded at three levels: local, regional, and national. Awards are made in amounts ranging from $300 to $1000. All entries must be submitted by January 15, 2020
My Huntington Essay Contest. $1,500 scholarship for expenses at Marshall University will be awarded to the winning essay. Please see attachment for essay rules. Deadline is on or before 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020.
Stewart Health Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: >Must be a high school senior; must reside in one of the following states and counties: Kentucky – Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence; Ohio – Lawrence; West Virginia – Wayne. Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA in high school and college once begins with a minimum of 12 hrs. a semester; Score 15 or better on the ACT; Score 700 or better on SAT; Transcripts need included; 3 letters of recommendation; letter stating need for financial assistance; Must be enrolled or have plans to enroll in a healthcare field in Kentucky, Ohio or West Virginia.
$1,000 annually (up to 4 years)
Deadline: March 30, 2019
Contact: King’s Daughters Health Foundation, 2201 Lexington Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101, 606.408.0412,
www.wvihf.com – Scholarship awarded to students of Italian descent and range in funds available from $250 up to $1,000 or more. Please click the link for the application and for more information. Deadline is March 1, 2019.
Rick Vecellio Scholarship – The Foundation will annually award a $2500 scholarship per year for four years. The scholarship may be used for any educational field the student wishes to pursue. Please see attached application for further details. Please click the link above and in the first paragraph, click the ling at the end of “to learn more about the programs click here.” Deadline is April 15th.
WV Extension service Community Educational Outreach service: Several scholarships available. 1. Human Services/Education Scholarship $500 per year. deadline is April 1. 2020. For more information, visit extension.wvu.edu/community-educational-outreach-service or contact WVU extension service family and community Development Program at 304-293-2796.
2. Nursing scholarship
Roxanna Booth Scholarship Application – Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, and personal ambition to pursue a degree in nursing or related medical technician field. Apply for the FAFSA is a prerequisite to the application process. Deadline is April 15, 2020.
SAME_Huntington Post_Scholarship2019– The Huntington Post will award multi-year scholarships to two (2) high school seniors: One for a high school student pursuing a college degree majoring in engineering at an ABET Accredited Engineering Program and one for a high school student pursuing a college degree majoring in engineering at Marshall University. Deadline is January 31, 2019
U.S. JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship for students who plan to continue their education at accredited college, university, or vocational school. The grants are awarded on the basis of scholarship, a personal statement outlining the applicant’s college goals, leadership ability, financial need and other criteria. Please see application for details. Deadline is January 11, 2019
2020 WAYCOSE Scholarship : The WAYCOSE Federal Credit Union will award three non-renewable $500 scholarship to children of credit union members. See application for further details. Deadline is April 15, 2020.
Please see the link for more information for the scholarship. Any student may apply. Westmoreland Womens’ Club will be sponsoring 2 scholarships ($1,000 a piece) again this year Deadline is April 3, 2020