Check out all the scholarship pages we maintain here on the site:

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. The College Foundation of WV (www.cfwv.com) is an awesome site to use. CFWV will use a database of over 20,000 scholarships to find the ones that match you! It’s easy! You can even sign-up to receive monthly emails with lists of scholarships that match your profile.
    • Go to www.cfwv.com
    • Set up a student account
    • Go to Financial Aid Planning
    • Find Scholarships
    • Scroll down and select Find Scholarships. Fill out My Scholarship Profile
    • Finally, have CFWV find the matching scholarships. This will give you a long list of national scholarships you would qualify for.
  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”.

Scholarship Sites:

1. https://www.fastweb.com

2. https://www.scholarships.com

3. https://www.cfwv.com

4. https://www.scholarshipexperts.com

5. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

  • For local scholarships, visit the Local Scholarships page here on the school website. As scholarships become available, the SV Counseling twitter (@WolvesSV) will send out announcements. Students need to listen to the morning announcements and/or follow the Spring Valley Counseling Twitter to be aware of the local available scholarships.
  • Don’t forget to check your college of choice website. Every college has merit and need-based scholarships available for their students.