Financial Aid & Scholarships

 FAFSA on the Web FastWeb Scholarships Financial Aid in a Nutshell Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship Database   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 Blue to go to the scholarship page):

Financial Aid & Scholarships - Preston High School

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - $500 - 1 award - Deadline September 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

SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 awards - due October 20, 2017

  • 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

2017 Scholarship Points Awards   - $10,000  (Deadline: October 23, 2017) 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

Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship - $1,000 (Deadline: October 31, 2017) Eligibility:

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

$10,000 Scholarship -  (Deadline October 31, 2017) -  10 - $10,000 scholarships to be given away.  Must be a resident of the U.S.  Applicatoin on website.

Cross Lites Scholarship - $4,000 (Deadline: December 31, 2017) 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.

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

American Foreign Service Association Scholarship - $20,000 - 10 awards  - Due April 1, 2018.

  • See Website for eligibility requirements

Davidson Fellows Scholarships - $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 awards - Due February 14, 2018.  See Eligibility Criteria. Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship -  $2,500 - 20 Awards -  NO NEW INFORMATION

  •   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.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP - Pro Best Reviews Scholarship - $500 -

  • The applicant must currently be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • The applicant must have a minimum average GPA of 3.0
  • The applicant must demonstrate an active involvement in their academic pursuit

Due March 5, 2018   Izenda Analytics Scholarship -  NEW -  $1000.00  -  Due March 31, 2018

  • This scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Applicants must be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident.
  • The work you submit should be entirely your own. Do not submit coursework you were assigned in a class you have taken.
  • To be eligible for the scholarship, all items must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Please note that your submission must be your own work and will become the property of Izenda, Inc.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship - $1,000 - 5 awards - Due April 21, 2018

  • 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

Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship -  NEW -  $1000 - Due May 1, 2018.  The following people are eligible for the scholarship:

  • High school students graduating in 2018 and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, community college or design school.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, community college or design school.

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award - due June 15, 2018

  • 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 2017

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - NO NEW INFORMATION
$2000 Get a Boost Scholarship -  Must complete an online application and submit an essay discussing smoke-free world ideas. - Due December 31, 2017.  
Scholarships Due in January 2018
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - (national scholarship, receive $10,000 renewable scholarships up to $40,000) - due January 4, 2018 The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation -  Opens November 1, 2017.  Due January 15, 2018
US Senate Foundation Scholarship Program -  NO NEW INFORMATION  
Scholarships Due in February 2018
Hotsinpiller Scholarship Application 2018- Awarded to one or more high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA who have been accepted to a West Virginia College or University, and intend to major in criminal justice or a related field and pursue a career in law enforcement. If your application is ranked for possible selection you will be called for an interview.   - due February 1, 2018
WV Garden Club Scholarship -  Due February 1, 2018 -   $500 awarded to a high school senior majoring in Horticulture or Environmental studies and is planning to attend college, in or out of state.

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 23 -29, 2018).  The application is online - Due February 9, 2018  

To be eligible for a scholarship opportunity, you must meet the lineup of requirements, complete an online application, and submit an essay discussing your smoke-free world ideas.

Mollohan Foundation Scholarship -   Due February 28, 2018.   Two scholarships are available from this site.  The High Technology Scholars Program - $500 - for students majoring in a technology related field and the Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship - $1000 for any female student planning to attend Glenville state.  You must download and complete the application.   

Scholarships Due in March 2018
  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 -    For those students who have a "financial need" -  Opens January 2018.
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.  The application must completed online using the link above. - due March 1
WV Association of Conservation Districts Scholarship - must attend a college or university in West Virginia and must major in an agriculture related field as described in section III. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA per section IV.  - due March 6, 2017.
MINUTEMAN SCHOLARSHIP 2017 - This is an army officer producing program for the WV Army National Guard.  It is a 4 year schoarship opportunity for High School Seniors and currently serving WV Army National Guard soldiers planning on starting college in the fall semester of 2017.  This is also a 2 - 3 year scholarship opportunity for curently serving WV Army National Guard soldiers who are currently attending college.  - Due March 13th, 2017.
Saunya Regina Sines (Punk) Memorial Scholarship  NEW!!!!  - $250 - for students planning on enrolling in a college, junior college, or vocational technical school.  Must have a 2.5 GPA for all courses taken in high school.  Must also submit an essay on the impact that drugs and alcohol can have on the family of a victim that has fallen prey to these addictions. - Due March 15, 2017
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
The Mountaintop Foundation Scholarship 2018 - $6,000 Scholarship ($1500 per year for 4 years).   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. Applicants must also provide 3 character references (forms included in application) - due March 15, 2018.
The Allen Pretzel Memorial Foundation 2018 Scholarship- $1000 scholarship 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 March 23rd
 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

Your Community Foundation Scholarships - this website has a variety of scholarships. All applications are to be completed online - due March 31 .  Available Scholarships are:

  • Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship - $1000 scholarshipo available to any WV High School student planning to paricpate in cross country and/or track at the collegiate level
  • The Jean and Laurence S. DeLynn Scholarship - $5,000 per year to high school graduates who are children or grandchildren of current or retired full-time employees of Mylan Pharmecueticals, living and/or working in the greater Morgantown, WV area.
  • Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association (MLCA) Scholarship - $750 - must be nominated by an MLCA member
  • Roy and Frances Valentine Family Scholarship - must be the son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter of a member of I.O.U.E, Local #132
  • Angela Shahan Memorial Scholarship - $500 - must be a Preston County shool graduate pursuing studies in the areas of agriculture, engineering, construction, electrical, or related fields.
  • Dr. Leo Kotchek Memorial Scholarship - $500 - Preston high graduates intending to study veterinary medicine and practice as a veterinatarian in WV.
  • John T. and Joann C. Wills Music Educators Scholarship - $500 - Preston High graduates pursuing music education, instrumental, or choral/vocal studies in a university or college.
  • Jocelyn A. Ayersman Memorial Scholarship - Graduating senior from Preston High who is a resident of Rowlesburg and has a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • KHS Class of '59 Scholarship - $500 - Preston High graduate enrolling in a 4 year college or university.  Must have a 2.5 GPA and pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.  Must also have documentation of community service.

Albert Yanni Scholarship 2017 -   No information yet for 2018.   $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.

Izenda Ebedded BI and Analytics Scholarship -   $1000 -  Complete the application and complete a 500 word or less essay on how data will be important in your future career.  Due March31, 2018.  

Scholarships due in April 2018

General Federation of Women's Clubs WV 2017 Scholarship -  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
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
The North Preston Farmers Club Scholarship -  $500.  Eligbility Requirements: reside in the Grant or Pleasant District, maintain a "C" grade point average (must provide proof), have no children, have never been expelled, cannot be married, must be available for an interview, must submit an essay on "What Agriculture Means to Me?" (must be at least 500 words), participate in some North Preston Farmers Club activities, be available for parade appearnces, and cannot be a previous  Nort Preston scholarship recipient -  Due April 6, 2018.  
WV Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship 2017-   - 1 scholarship available.   See application for further details on criteria.  Preference given to applicants entering an energy related field) - due April 1
Abbie  V.Rheumatology Scholarship - For students living with rheumatologic diseses (RA, JIA, PA, AS) - due April 3
Dr. John W. Trenton Scholarship - Medical/Paramedical Scholarship - Due April 15
The Arts Council of Preston County Post- Secondary Scholarship - $250 per year scholarship.  Please see first page of scholarship application for more details - Due April 15.
Alpine Lake Scholarship - (all students) - due April 15
American Association of Drilling Engineers 2017 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
2017 Jim Bailey Scholarship Application- - (1 or 2 year technical school after graduation)  Jim Bailey Scholarship Information Letter 2017 - due April 15
Kingwood Womens Civic Club application - (all students) - due April 15
KHS/CPHS Alumni Scholarship- (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
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 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
Metro News WV Scholar- $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. Due April 16, 2017.
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
2018 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, 2018.
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 2018
Fittous Scholarship   - $500 Scholarship - due July 31, 2017.