Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships posted here will be broken down into National, State and Local Scholarships.  They will be subdivided into the months that they are due as well.   Please note that updated scholarships are not always available from the start of the school year.  Scholarships will be reposted as we get new applications.

NEW!

The Hagan Foundation Scholarship URGENT.  DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2019.  The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt free. The Free Workshops, Schwab Accounts, and Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.

National

FASFA on the Web  - Apply for federal student aide here.   Can begin to fill out as of October 1, 2019.  Must be submitted by March 1, 2020.  

Fastweb Scholarships - Database for scholarships.  Check regularly as there are a variety of due dates.

Student ScholarshipsDatabase for scholarships.  Check frequently as there are a variety of due dates here also.  

Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship -  Not open yet

Beauty and Wellness Scholarship for Women$1000 + a beauty basket.  Quarterly deadlines of September 30, January 1st, March 31, and June 30.   Must be a graduating senior, must be a woman, all majors are encouraged to apply, and all grade point averages will be considered.

American Foreign Service Association Scholarship - Not available yet.  Spring 2020

Davidson Fellows Scholarship -  Not Available yet.  February 2020

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship -  Not available yet.  Spring 2020

 

State

Promise Scholarship

West Virginia High Education Grant - Due April 15.

 

Due in September

GenM Scholarship - 4 - $5000 awards, Due September 30th, 2019-  Must complete profile;  can be enrolled in any college program; must be a resident of the United States

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - 5 - $2000 awards, Due September 30, 2019 -  Must complete questionnaire; complete an essay of roughly 1000 words; have an interest in Economics (but do not have to major in Economics

Capstone Scholarship - $1000 - due September 30, 2019 - Winner will be a random drawing; must be a U.S. citizen.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - $500. Due September 30, 2019. Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, sbumit answers to the essay questions by the deadline, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

VIP Voice Scholarship - $5,000 - Due September 30, 2019 - Submit by 11:59 pm on due date; can submit multiple entries; must review and click on confirmation email to be entered.

 

Due in October

 Create Real Impact Scholarship - 13 - $500 Awards. Due October 5, 2019.  must be a resident of the U.S.; Create and Showcase an Original Work (see application for specific requirements.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Award180 - $3,500 awards.  Due October 15, 2019.   Must have a minimum UNWEIGHTED GPA of 3.0;  Must be a current senior; must be of Hispanic heritage; if selected must attend the mandatory awards ceremony (travel at own expense).

Women's Ministries Scholarship - 49 - $20,000 awards. Due October 15, 2019.  Please see scholarship site for complete eligibility requirements;  Must be a woman planning to attend a Seventh Day Adventist College.

American Muscle Student Scholarship - 4 - $2,000 awards.  Due October 15, 2019.  Must submit a 750 - 1500 word essay (see site for more details).

Make the U Scholarship - 31 - $15,000 awards. Due October 15, 2019.  Please see site for specific award levels and dollar amounts.   Must demonstrate leadership in community; academic excellence; dedication to community service.

Horatio Alger Scholarship - 106 - $25,000 awards.  Due October 25, 2019.   Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0; demonstrate critical financial need (family gross income of $55,000 or Less); exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree.  (see site for more details).

You Deserve It Scholarship - $1000. Due October 29, 2019.  Must live in the U.S;

Coca-Cola Scholars Program - 150 - $25,000 awards. Due October 31, 2019.   Must be a current senior who will graduate in spring of 2020; must be a US citizen; must be planning to pursue a post secondary degree.  NOTE:  you cannot be the child or grandchild of an employee, worker, or owner of Coca-Cola.

SP High School Scholarship - 10 - $10,000 awards.  Due October 31, 2019.  Simply register -- no essays to write or applications to fill out (see site for more details).

Kid Guard Scholarship1 - $800 winner, 1 - $700 winner, 3 - $500 winners.  Due October 31st of each year, by 11:59 PM.  Must submit a campaign or essay.  See website for details.  All submissions are done online.

Magnum Opus Scholarship -   $1000.  Due October 31, 2019.  This is a drawing for a scholarship.  There is no essay to write and no application process., just enter the drawing.  Winner announced November 1st.

 

Due in November

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition - 500 - $50,000 awards.  Due November 15, 2019;  see site for specific list of requirements and awards.

Real World Design Challenge Scholarships - 7 awards - $50,000.  Due November 22, 2019.  See site for more information and requirements.

Griswold Home Care Scholarship2 awards - $1000.  Due November 30, 2019.  Student must be pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university.

Driver Education Initiative Scholarship - 6 awards - $500.  Due November 30, 2019.  Student must submit an essay demonstrating knowledge on the topic of safe driving.  See website for more detailed information.

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders  - 20 awards - $1,000.  Due November 30, 2019.  Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full time undergraduate student  in the U.S. or its territories, demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support, and have at least one parent of Hispanic Ancestry.

SP Scholarship - 10 awards - $10,000.  Due November 30, 2019.  This is a drawing for a scholarship.  There is no essay to write and no application process., just enter the drawing.

NEW!  Solomon Page Scholarship - $1000 - Due November 30, 2020.  Must be pursuing a degree in Business Administration.   Must be a current U.S. citizen who is accepted to or currently attending a college or university in the United States.

 

Due in December

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - 10 awards - $2,000.  Due December 1st, 2019.  Must be pursuing or planing to pursue a a course of study leading toward a career in teaching Physics in the high schools. Applications can be submitted online.  See site for more details.

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships - 8 awards - $1,000. Due December 1, 2019.   See site for more details.

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship - $1000. Due December 15, 2019.  This scholarship is awarded on December 20th of each year.  Students must submit a 5 paragraph essay or less that includes the following:

  • Relationship with Final Fantasy and how it has made you a better student and/or person
  • include any lessons learned in any specific games
  • impact lessons have had on your life.

Abbie V. Rheumatology Scholarship - Due December 19, 2019.   For students living with rheumatologic diseases

Profisee Computer and Information Systems Scholarship - $1000. Due December 31, 2019. Students who are seeking or plan to seek a degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related degree.

Funnelster Scholarship $3000.  Due December 30, 2019.  Winner Announced January 15, 2020.  Students write an essay of not more than 750 words.  The essay topic is "What is the Impact of Social Media in the Millenial Generation". Please see the website for specific rules governing essay requirements and submission.

WV PTA Scholarship - Several $500 scholarships.   Due December 31, 2019.  See website for cover letter, application, and rules/requirements.

 

Due in January

MIT Think Scholars Programup to $1000. Due January 1, 2020 - THINK project proposals are science, technology, and engineering ideas that span many fields, from green technologies and practical devices to software applications. As long as it can be completed in one semester with a $1,000 budget, almost anything is fair game! A good proposal has an insightful ideaclearly defined goals, and a well thought-out procedure for implementation.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes $20,000.   Due by 5:00 PM, January 3rd, 2020.  See website for eligibility and application process.  NOTE:  Individuals may nominate students (deadline for nominations is December 13, 2019), but nominations are not required in order to apply for the scholarship.  See the website for the nomination process

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship $10,000 renewable each year for a total of $40,000.  Due by 3:00 pm CENTRAL TIME on January 3rd, 2020 OR until 25,000 applications have been submitted.  

Eligibility:

*demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
*demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
*be citizens of the United States of America;
*be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
*plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Ron Brown Scholarship Program$10,000 per year for for years.  Must be post marked by January 9,2020.  To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Current college students are not eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship -Due January 15, 2020.   See the site for available scholarships and how to apply.

United States JCI Foundation Scholarships - $1,000.   Must be postmarked no later than January 24, 2020.  Please see site for more details.  Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

Bezos Scholarship Due January 31, 2020. Make sure you read all of the requirements for eligibility carefully.

 

Due in February

Italian Heritage Festival Scholarship 2019 - 20 - Awards range from $100 to $1000.  Due February 1, 2020.  Applicants must be of Italian descent, be available for the VIP lunch and Grande Parade, and must pay a $10 application fee to be included with scholarship application.

Hotsinpiller ScholarshipDue February 1, 2020.  Must be enrolled in a WV college or university and intend to major in criminal justice or a realted field and purse a career in law enforcement;  must have a 3.0 GPA.

WV Garden Club $500.  Due February 1, 2020.  Make sure you apply for the Esther J. Hinchman Scholarship (this is the one open to high school seniors).  This is for any student planning on studying horticulture or environmental studies in college.

Mon Health Medical Foundation Scholarship$100 - $500 dollars per school year up to 4 years.   Due Februry 15th, 2020. Must be from one of the counties listed in the scholarhip;  must be enrollded in a health career program; must have a minimum 3.0 gpa; must have a score of 21 or more on ACT or 1060 or more on SAT; must have a a financial need.

 

Due in March

Underwood-Smith Teaching ScholarsUp to $10,000 per year - Due March 1, 2020.  For those pursuing rewarding careers as West Virginia teachers in the fields of math, science, elementary education or special education.

West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program Up to $3000 per year - due March 1, 2020.   For those pursuing careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology.

Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund Scholarship- $1000. Due March 1, 2020.   For students entering WV University.

Fellowsville alumni Ruritan scholarship$600.  Due March 1, 2020.  For students in the Fellowsville attendance area.

Life Lessons ScholarshipOpens February 1st - March 2, 2020.   Grand Prize $20,000.   See website for details.

State Farm Good neighbor Scholarship -

Douglas E. Cochran - Due March 1, 2020.  Applicants must use the link to begin a scholarship search for scholarships that you will be eligible to apply.  Complete the search, then apply for any scholarships that become available.

WV Association of Conservation Districts Scholarship Nine $1000 awards.  Due the 1st Monday in March of each year (this year March 2, 2020.    Applicants must be majoring in an agriculture related field.   Download and complete the application.

WV Desk and Derrick Scholarship - New application not available yet

Mission WV Scholarship -  New application not available yet.

The Mountaintop Foundation Scholarship -  this last year's application.  One for 2020 has not been made available to date.

Your Community Foundation Scholarships -  Variety of Scholarships.  Applications are due by March 2, 2020.

  • Jim Dunn Scholarship -  2 - $1000 scholarships.  Student must be planning on participating in track and/or cross country at the college level.
  • The Jean and Laurence S. DeLynn Scholarship - $5,000 per year.  Must be a current high school senior and a child or grandchild of a current or retired full-time Mylan employees working at the location based in Morgantown, West Virginia. Proof of employment letter required.
  • Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association (MLCA) Scholarship $750Must be nominated by an MCLA member.
  • Roy and Frances Valentine Family Scholarship - approximately $500. The scholarship recipient(s) must be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E.), Local #132.
  • Angela Shahan Memorial Scholarship $500.  Preston County, West Virginia, high school graduate who is regularly enrolled as a student in an accredited education institution, and pursuing studies in the areas of agriculture, engineering, construction, electrical or related trades.
  • Dr. Leo Kotchek Memorial Scholarship - $500 ($250 per semester) for Preston High students enrolled in pre-veterinary studies, intending to practice as a veterinarian in West Virginia.  The recipient shall be evaluated based on (a) excellence, commitment and leadership through involvement in school and community organizations, (b) high academic promise and (c) submission of financial information.
  • John T and Joann C. Wills Music Educators Scholarship - minimum $500. Preston County high school graduate who is regularly enrolled as an undergraduate student in a college or university and who is pursuing a course of study listed in order of consideration: 1) music education, 2) instrumental or 3) choral/vocal.
  • Jocelyn A. Ayersman Memorial Scholarship approximately $500.  One-time scholarship available to Preston High School seniors from the Rowlesburg area.
  • KHS Class of '59 Scholarship - approximately $500.  Preston County high school graduate who is regularly enrolled as an undergraduate student in a four year college or university.
  • Matthew "Biggie" Wolfe Scholarship - NEW - approximately $1000.  Monongalia and Preston County students enrolled full-time, pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution, majoring in business, hospitality, or culinary arts.

Saunya Regina Sines Memorial Scholarship4 -$250 - Due March 15.  Must be planning to enroll in a college, junior college, or vocational/technical; must have a 2.5 GPA for all courses taken in high school; must submit an official transcript; must submit an essay. NOTE:  special consideration will be given to those pursuing a liberal arts degree.

Future of School Scholarship Program$10,000 and $5,000 renewable - Due March 16, 2020 @ 3:00pm Central Time.  Eligibility -  Be high school seniors (U.S. Citizens) who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school who will be graduating in the spring or summer of 2020; Demonstrate academic achievement or personal improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum; Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Xi Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship - $500 - Due March 23, 2020.  Must be a full time student at Preston High who will be graduating.  Must be planning to attend a career/vocational/technical school. Consideration will be given on the basis of community service, academic background, and curricular/extra-curricular activities.

Tucker Community Foundation$500 - $10,000 - Due March 23, 2020.   Please see the attached documents for specific scholarships  and funds, eligibility, and application.

Recent Immigrant Scholarship$1000 - Due March 31, 2020.   For students who have immigrated to the United States in the last Decade.

NEW! 2020 Josh Tuck Scholarship Letter$2,500 - Due March 31, 2020.   Must enroll at:  Bluefield State College, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, or WVU Tech; Must major in a healthcare management program, and submit an 450 - 500 word essay.  Complete eleigibility can be found bu clicking here.

 

Due in April

Mollohan Foundation -  A variety of Scholarships.  Each scholarship application is found on this site.

  • High Technology Scholars$500 - Due April 1, 2020.   For students who will be attending a WV College or University and will be pursing a technology related field.  
  • Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship- $1000 - Due April 1, 2020.  Must be a female student who will attend Glenville State College.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship - $1000. Opens July 1st, 2019. Must be postmarked by April 15, 2020 and received by April 22, 2020. Read the requirements carefully.

Allen Pretzel Scholarship 2020 -  Due April 1, 2020.   Must be a Preston County resident who plans to pursue an academic or vocational program.  Preference will be given to those entering an engineering, agricultural, veterinary, or vocational program.  Must have maintained a 2.5 GPA, have a letter of recommendation, and proof of acceptance into an academic, vocational, or alternative program.

General Federation of Women's Clubs -

Columbo Law Distracted Driving Scholarship - Opens February 1st - 10 - $2000 scholarships awarded - Due April 1, 2020.  See site for more details.

Kyle H. Metheny Scholarship   - Due April 1.

Bruceton High School Alumni Association - Due April 1.  For students in the Bruceton attendance area.

Rowlesburg PTO Scholarship - Due April 1.  For students in the Rowlesburg attendance area

2020-2021-YANNI-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION - $2,000 - Due April 3, 2020.  must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, an attendance rate of 85%, cannot have a a final UNWEIGHTED semester grade below a C in grades 9 - 12, must have completed or be on track to complete no less than the 4 required courses for a state approved CTE program of study, must be planning to pursue postsecondary education in a career field related to the CTE program of study, and must be registered with, or accepted by an accredited post-secondary institution.

North Preston Farmers Club Scholarship- $500 - Due April 13, 2020. must reside in the Grant or Pleasant District, maintain a C GPA, have no children, never been expelled, cannot be married, must be available for an interview, and must submit an essay "What Agriculture Means to Me"

NEW! Connie L Clark Scholarship$1000 - Due April 15, 2020.  Must be pursuing a degree in a medical field. Consideration will be given on the basis of community service, academic background, and curricular/extra-curricular activities.

NEW! East Preston Lions Club Scholarship Application  - $500 -  Due April 15.  based on GPA, SAT/ACT Scores, and financial need.

Dr. John W. Trenton Scholarship - Due April 15.  Medical/Paramedical Scholarship

The Arts Council of Preston County Post- Secondary Scholarship - $250 per year.  Due April 15. See application for details.

Alpine Lake Foundation Scholarship Application- Due April 15.  Based on financial need.   Please see application for specific details.  

American Association of Drilling Engineers Scholarship  - 20 - $1000 - NOW DUE MAY 1, 2020 (deadline extended).   Scholarships awarded based on academic excellence, financial need, extenuating circumstances

The Scott and Dean Sisler Memorial Scholarship- Due April 15.  Must be from Aurora, WV.

Aurora PTO Scholarship - Due April 15. Must be from the Aurora attendance area.

James "Jim" Bailey Scholarship - Due April 15.  1 or 2 year technical school after graduation

John and Mildred Peluso Italian American Scholarship - Due April 15.

Kingwood Women's Civic Club Scholarship - Due April 15.

KHS/CPHS Alumni Scholarship - Due April 15.  Must live in the Kingwood/Central Preston Attendance area.

Leora and Mildred Larue Education Scholarship - due April 15. Must be an education major

Mary Agnes Borgman Scholarship - Due April 15.  Must be an Elementary Education major.

The Mary Virginia Fairfax Memorial Scholarship - Due April 15.  Must be a business major.

Mikey Hart Memorial Scholarship - Due April 15.  Fire Sciences and/or paramedics

Newburg High School Alumni Scholarship - Due April 15.  Must live in the Newburg attendance area.

Preston County Association of Retired School Employees Scholarship - Due April 15.  Student must be graduating from Preston High, must be planning post high school training (college, university, career/vocational/technical school).

Preston County Bar Association Scholarship - 2 - $500. Due April 15. For any student planning to enroll in a post secondary school.

Reidler-Dahlberg Scholarship - Due April 15.

ROBIN ZINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION -Due April 15.  Open to all students.

Kingwood Rotary Club Scholarship - Due April 15. 

Valley District PTA Scholarship - Due April 15.  Must have attended Valley Elmentary.

Valley Alumni Association Scholarship Application - Due April 15.  Must have a relative as an alumni of Valley High School or West Preston High School.

WV Wesleyan Scholarship Application-Kingwood_Parish- Due April 15.  

Descendants of Henry Wolfe and Barbara Ellen Knotts Scholarship - Due April 15.   

Dr. Mike Teets Memorial Scholarship - Due April 20.  

Student View Scholarship 1 - $5000 award, 2 - $1000 awards, 10 - $500 awards.  Due April 22, 2020.  For those students who plan to attend a 4-year college, community/junior college or career school.  Go to the link and complete a 15 - 20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

Kingwood Fraternal Order of Eagles Application - Due April 22

Robert F Miller Memorial Scholarship - Due April 22 - Sponsored by Preston County Employees Federal Credit Union. Eligible students MUST attend a 4-year college, have a financial need, and provide documentation of community service.

Presston County Education ASsociation Scholarship  - $250. Due April 22.  Must be the child of a Preston County Education Association member.   Applications are to be turned in to either Mrs. Metheny in Guidance or Mrs. Candi Sisler at West Preston School.

WEPCO 2020 scholarship - $1000 - Due April 24, 2020.  Must be a member of the WEPCO Federal Credit union and plan to attend college.

East Preston Scholarship - Due April 30Must be from the East Preston High School attendance area.  

Frank Brown Everhart Memorial Scholarship_application - Due April 30.  Must be a member or have attended Wesley United Methodist Church

Preston Memorial Hospital Memorial Foundation Scholarship - Due April 30.  Healthcare related field. Must have a 3.0 GPA

WV Hospitality and Travel Association Scholarship - Due April 30.  See application for details.

Par Mar Stores Scholarship  - Multiple awards - Due April 30, 2020 by 4:00 pm.   Recipients selected based on academic record, community involvement, school activities, honors, work experience, and statement of career goals.  You may also apply online at www.parmarstores.com.

NEW! Chamber of Commerce Scholarship- Due April 30.  Must be a PHS Graduating Senior, must have a 3.0 GPA, and must have applied and been accepted to a collge or trade school.

Due in May

Sharon McGinnis "Passion for Pets" Scholarship - Due May 1.  All Students

Valley District Lions Club Scholarship - Due May 1.

Susi Miller Memorial Scholarship - Due May 1.  Albright Elementary attendance area/community service and church attendance preference.

Patricia R. Jenkins Sanders Memorial Scholarship - Due May 1.  East Preston attendance area students.

Preston County School Service Personnel Scholarship - Due May 1.  must be attending a 2 - 4 year college, preference given to students whose parents/grandparents are members of the Preston County School Service Personnnel Association, but all applicants will be considered.

Lady of Agriculture Electronic Application - Not available yet.

OSIA Scholarship

Due in June

Nursing ScholarshipOpens April 15, 2020 -  LPN students: up to $3,000 per year -RN students: up to $7,500 per year - Due June 1, 2020. All students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited West Virginia nursing program and be in good academic standing at their academic institution. All students must also achieve both a cumulative and nursing GPA criterion set by the West Virginia Center for Nursing Recruitment and Retention Committee