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NOTE:  Click on the NAME of the Scholarship (in blue letters) to access application/websites.  Names in green are not active yet.

 

National Scholarships - Variety of Due Dates

Student Scholarships - On this site you will find a list of scholarships that students from WV school districts are eligble for.  The scholarships are (click on the words in red to go to the scholarship page):

Financial Aid & Scholarships - Preston High School

Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship - $1,000 (Deadline: November 30, 2016)

Eligibility:

  • High school senior applying for college or a current college student, and you have an interest in sustainability and the environment

 

Solution Reach Scholarship - $2,000- 2 awards  (Deadline: December 4, 2016)

Eligibility:

  • high school graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and already accepted at an accredited college/university may apply
  • no requirements for major graduation date
  • any undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university with a minimum of 9 credits and a GPA of 3.0 may apply.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 (Deadline: December 5, 2015) - Not updated on Site

Eligibility:

  • applications accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2015
  • open to students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States.  Applicants must meet age requirements by October 5, 2015

SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 awards - due December 9, 2016

  • be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in college or university in the U.S.l
  • be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico

2016 Scholarship Points Awards   - $10,000  (Deadline: December 12, 2016)

Eligibility:

  • be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will in enroll in a college or university in the U.S.
  • be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico

Points Scholarships -  $10,000 - 10 Awards - Due December 15, 2016

  • eligibility:  At least 13 years old and enrolled in a college or university in the U.S.
  • A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico

Cross Lites Scholarship - $4,000 (Deadline: December 31, 2016)

Eligibility

  • open to high school, college, and graduate school students.  As an applicant you will write a reflective essay of (400 - 600 words).
  • applicants will be competing against students of their level.  You may enter on essay per application a year.

American Foreign Service Association Scholarship - $5,000 - 77 awards  - Due February 6, 2017

  • graduating senior for 2016
  • be a child of a foreign service employee
  • maintain a satisfactory academic record (cumulative 2.0 GPA)

Davidson Fellows Scholarships - $50,000 - 20 awards - Due February 10, 2017

  • be 18 or younger by October 1, 2016 and be a U.S. Citizen residing in the United States, or a permanent resident, or be stationed overseas due to active U.S. military duty.

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship -  $2,500 - 20 Awards -  Not updated on site yet.

  •   graduating high school senior enrolling in engineering or geosciences.  Upon successful completion of first year studies, the recipient may be eligible to receive a 4 year renewable awards of $5,000 annually.

 

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - $500 - 1 award - Deadline March 30, 2017

  • be between 16 and 25 on March 30, 2017
  • submit answers to to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to March 30.
  • Have at least one year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award.
  • have a GPA of 2.5 or greater

Signet Classics Student Scholarship - $1,000 - 5 awards - Due April 14, 2017

  • be a student in 11th or 12th grade and be a full-time matriculated student who is attending a high school in the United States and the District of Columbia

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award - due June 15, 2017

  • be currently attending or planning to attend a post secondary institution in Canada or the US by no later than the fall of 2016.
  • submit a short story.  Detailed instructions can be found on the application page
  • have a GPA of 2.5 or greater

 

Scholarships due in December 2016

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - due December 18

WV PTA Scholarship - (all students) - due December 31  - No current information available

Scholarships Due in January 2017

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - (national scholarship, receive $10,000 renewable scholarships up to $40,000) - due January 7, 2017

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation -  due January 15, 2017

US Senate Foundation Scholarship Program -  NEW -  15 awards - $1000 each - Due January 20, 2017.

 

Scholarships Due in February 2017

Bezos Scholars Program -   12 high school juniors and one educator to become Bezos Scholars teams.  Successful student candidates are ambitious young people who bring academic achievement, energy, excellence and a desire to create positive change in their community.  The program kicks off with an all expenses paid scholarship to the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado (June 25 - July 1, 2016).  The application is online - Due February 10, 2017

 Buick Achievers Scholarship - NOT AVAILABLE as of yet.   Eligible applicants are those students who are planning to attend an accredited four year college and plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or other programs of study related to the automotive industry.   50 scholarships will be awarded of up to $25,000 per year - due Feb 29 by 5:00 pm EST. 

 

 

Scholarships Due in March 2017

Lieutenant James and Deputy US Marshall Derek Hotsinpiller Scholarship - Awarded to one or more high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA who have been accepted to a WV college or university, and intend to major in criminal justice or a related field and pursue a career in law enforcement. Initial grant award is $500. Then each semester, studetns can reapply for an additional $500.  If students meet the requirements, the scholarship could be worth a total of $4000 over 4 years.  - due March 1

Life lessons Scholarship Program- For students who have lost a parent - due March 1 - Opens February 1

Fellowsville Alumni and Ruritan Scholarships 2017(Fellowsville attendance area) - Due March 1

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program -  Not available yet - Check back after January 21st.   For those students who have a "financial need" -  due March 2.

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation  -  Scholarship title is the Douglas E. Cochran Scholarship.  This scholarship is for dependent students of former or current employees of the businesses that comprised the former Ames company and its subsidiaries prior to 1999 - due March 3

Mission WV Scholarship Application 16-17 School Year -

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. The scholarship will help pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation or computers - due March 15

Mon General Scholarship 2016 - (medical related) - due March 15

Mollohan Foundation  - 2 Scholarships: High Technology Scholars Program (pursuing a degree in technology) and the  Helen Molt Mollohan Scholarhsip (female that will attend Glenville State) - due March 16.

The Mountaintop Foundation - $6,000 Scholarship ($1500 per year for 4 years).  There are three parts to the application that need to be downloaded:  Mountaintop Foundation 2016 Letter to Applicants, The Mountaintop Foundation 2016 Scholarship, and Mountaintop Foundation Character Reference Forms.  Eligible applicants must have been a resident of Preston County, WV; Fayette County, PA; or the part of Somerset County, PA, served by Turkeyfoot Secondary School during your last two years of high school.  Applicants must also be in the top half of their senior class, have effective participation in extracurricular activities, effective participation in church and/or community activities, and a good work history and effective use  of money earned.  - due March 16.

Coca-Cola for the Dream HSF National Scholarship Program -  Hispanic Scholarship Fund to help your family prepare, plan, and pay for college by offering $150,000 in scholarships to Latino students.  Apply  from January 1 - March 30, 2016.

John C. and Joann T. Wills Music Educators Scholarship - (music education field) - due March 31

Angela Shahan memorial scholarship - due March 31

WV Pumpkin Festival Scholarship - (2.5 or better GPA, financial need, community service, and will attend a pubplic WV college or university - due March 31

KHS Class of 59 Scholarship - (STEMS preference) - due March 31

Your Community Foundation Scholarships - (this website has a variety of scholarships.  Please visit site for a description of scholarships and the application process in paper or on line) - due March 31

Albert Yanni Scholarship 2017 -  $2000.00 scholarship. - Due March 31.

Eligibility requirements are:

A.  High School applicants:

  • currently enrolled in a public school in WV and will have completed all graduation requirements
  • Must have a cumulative attendance rate of 85% AND a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 (grades 9 - 12 for both).
  • May not have a final semester grade below a C in grades 9 - 12.
  • Must be on track to complete or have completed no less than the four required courses for a state approved CTE program of study.
  • must be planning to pursue post-secondary education in a career field related to CTE program of study.
  • must be registered with , or accepted by, an accredited post-secondary institution or technical center in a technical certificate or degree program.

B.  Home Schooled applicants:

  • must have completed at least 4 units in a single, approved career technical program of study.
  • must be planning to pursue post-secondary education in a career field related to CTE program of study.
  • must be registered with , or accepted by, an accredited post-secondary institution or technical center in a technical certificate or degree program.
  • Must have taken the TASC and passed with a minimum score of 550 AND provide a copy of said score.

Scholarships due in April 2017

Dr. Leo Kotchek Memorial Scholarship - Eligible students are those who are planning to study veterinary medicine and practice as a veterinarian in WV.  The scholarship amount is $250.00 each semester that that the recipient is enrolled in pre-veterinary studies.  due April 1.

General Federation of Women's Clubs -  This  scholarship is for a man or woman who is a U.S. citizen and has resided in WV for at least 3 years prior to applying.  Completed applications must be submitted to : Connie Leuliette, 107 Arbutus Drive, Clarksburg, WV, 26301, PRIOR to April 1st

David Allen Pretzel Memorial Scholarship 2016-(4) $1000 scholarships being given to Preston High graduating seniors.  Recipients must be planning to further their education in either a agricultural or vocational field (either a 2/4 year degree or a Trade School.  Applicants must have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA during their High School Career -  Due April 1

Kyle H. Metheny Scholarship - (athletic) - due April 1

Bruceton High School Alumni Association - (Bruceton attendance area) - due April 1

ROWLESBURG PTO SCHOLARSHIP Application - (Rowlesburg Attendance Area) - due April 1

Tucker Community Foundation 2016 Scholarship-  (all students) - due April 1

WV Desk and Derrick Club 2016 Scholarship - 2 scholarships available.   Enroll in a 4 year college - preference given to applicants entering an energy related field) - due April 1

AbbVie Rheumatology Scholarship - For students living with rheumatologic diseses (RA, JIA, PA, AS) - due April 3

2016 WV Scholar Brochure- $125,000 Scholarship sponsored by MetroNews and West Virginia Wesleyan.  This scholarship includes four years of tuition, fees, room and board to one lucky student. This will be awarded to a student in West Virginia who is currently a member of their junior class.  Go to wvmetronews.com and click on the "apply now" button.

Alpine Lake Scholarship - (all students) - due April 15

American Association of Drilling Engineers 2016 Scholarship Application   - Eligible students must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above; scored a minimum 27 on the ACT, or a minimum of 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on the SAT; be enrolled in an accredited college in PA, WV, or OH; be a citizen of the US.  Due April  15

AURORA PTO SCHOLARSHIP application - (must be from Aurora attendance area) - due April 15

Order of Sons of Italy 2016 Scholarship - Applicants must be of Italian Heritage and children/grandchildren of regular members of the OSIA - due April 15

Jim Bailey Scholarship Application 2016 - - (1 or 2 year technical school after graduation)  Jim Bailey Scholarship Information Letter 2016  - due April 15

John and Mildred Peluso Italian American Scholarship - due April 15

Kingwood Womens Civic Club application - (all students) - due April 15

KHS/CPHS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - (Live in the Kingwood/Central Preston attendance area) - due April 15

Leora and Mildred Larue Education Scholarship - (education major) - due April 15

Mary Agnes Borgman Scholarship - (elementary education major) - due April 15

The Mary Virginia Fairfax Memorial Scholarship - (business major) - due April 15

Mikey Hart Memorial Scholarship - (fire sciences and/or paramedics) - due April 15

Newburg High School Alumni Scholarship - (live in the Newburg High School attendance area) - due April 15

Patricia R. Jenkins Sanders Memorial Scholarship - (East Preston attendance area students) - due April 15

Preston County Association of Retired School Employees Scholarship - Eligible student must be graduating from Preston High School, must be planning post high school training (college, university, career/vocational/technical school.  Additional considerations are on the basis of community service, strong academic background, curricular/extracurricular activities, and financial need.  - Due April 15.

Preston County Bar Association Scholarship - Two $500 scholarships awarded annually.   Eligible students are those planning to enroll in any accredited post-secondary school, be in need of financial assistance, etc.   Due April 15.

Preston County School Service Personnel Scholarship Application - (must be attending a 2 - 4 year college, preference given to students whose parents/grandparents are members of the Preston County School Service Association, but all applicatns will be considered) - due April 15

Reidler-Dahlberg Scholarship - (old Tunnelton attendance area) - due April 15

ROBIN ZINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - (all students - due April 15

Kingwood Rotary Club Scholarship - (all students) - due April 15

Susi Miller Memorial Scholarship - (Albright Elementary attendance area/community service and church attendance preference) - due April 15

Sharon McGinnis "Passion for Pets" Scholarship - (all students) - due April 15

Valley District Lions Club Scholarship.040114 - due April 15

VALLEY DISTRICT PTA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - (must have attended Valley Elementary) - due April 15

Valley Alumni Association Scholarship Application - (must have a relative as an alumni of Valley High School or West Preston High School) - April 15

WV Wesleyan Scholarship Application-Kingwood_Parish - Due April 15

Descendants of William Henry Wolfe application - (must be from the Fellowsville enrollment area) - due April 15

North Preston Farmers Club Scholarship Award -  $500 scholarship awarded to both a boy and a girl.  Eligible students are those who live in the Grant or Pleasant District in Preston County; must maintain a C average; have a record of community service.  Due April 18

Monica Chroussis Scholarship_mc 2013 - (preference given to students studying in the medical field and/or teaching - due April 19

Sara Chroussis Memorial Scholarship - (preference given to students studying art and/or teaching - due April 19

Dr. Mike Teets Memorial Scholarship 2016 - Due April 20.

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF PRESTON_COUNTY Scholarship Application - (deaf, hard of hearing, speech-impaired, or pursuing that study) - due April 20

Kingwood Fraternal Order of Eagles Application - due April 22

2016 Student View Scholarship Program -  $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  The following scholarship amounts will be given: one $4,000 scholarship, two $1,000 scholarships, ten $500 scholarships.  Simply log into the website and complete a 15 - 20 minute application survey about colleges in  your area.  Due April 22.

Valley Sportsman Club Scholarship Application - (for those pursuing conservation, wildlife, forestry, parks and recreation, and environmental careers) - due April 22

Preston County School Employees Scholarship  -Sponsored by the Preston County Employees Credit Union.  Eligible students must attend a 4 year college, have a financial need, and provide documentation of community service - due April 26

Preston County Education Association Scholarship -(must be the child of a Preston County Education Association member) - due April 26

EAST PRESTON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - (must be from the East Preston High School attendance area) - due April 29

Frank Brown Everhart Memorial Scholarship_application - (must be a member or have attended Wesley United Methodist Church) - due April 29

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

 

 Scholarships due July 2017

Fittous Scholarship   - $500 Scholarship - due July 31, 2017.