Looking for scholarships? Check here:
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is a great resource for students.
Guidelines are strict and they are final on deadlines. You can explore
the site, determine your eligibility and apply for the two scholarships
that you feel are most appropriate. http://www.tgkvf.org
Burger King Scholarship http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org
Axa Acheivement http://www.axa-achievement.com
Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award
P.E.O Scholarship http://www.peointernational.org
Scholarships to watch for
(Amount of Award and Dates Vary Yearly)
Albert Yanni Scholarship-Outstanding Voc-tech student wishing to pursue
post-secondary education. In the same or related career field.
Unweighted 3.0 GPA or top 25% of class, no grade below C, essay and
recommendations required. Deadline April. Call Gene Coulson at
558-3897 or email email@example.com
> American Cancer Society- $1,000-$2,500 given to survivors of childhood cancer. www.cancer.org Deadline April
Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF)- Must be a
graduating senior; complete the FAFSA: 2.8 GPA: will remain in WV: and
will attend Concord, Shepard, or Marshall. www.alefwv.com
> Army ROTC- SAT 850, Act 19, agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army. Award $20,000-$30,000. Deadline December.
AXA Achievement- $10,000.00 to $15,000.00, student must be well
rounded, determined to do their personal best and have demonstrated
achievement at a job, sport or extracurricular activity. Deadline
> Best Buy Scholarship – Program funded by
the Best Buy Children’s Foundation Download application at
www.BestBuy.com and click on Community Relations. Deadline January.
Buffalo High Faculty Scholarship- 2.5 GPA, Confirmed plans to continue
your education in the fall, completed application. Deadline May.
Burger King Scholars- Awards up to $1,000.00 each. Students must have a
GPA of 2.5 or higher, work 15 hours a week, participates in community
services, has financial need, submit recommendations from school and
employer, and plans to enroll in a 2-4 year college. Go to
www.bkscholars.scholarshipamerica.org to get your application. Deadline
> Coca-Cola Scholarship- 50 $20,000
scholarships will be handed out. Applicants are evaluated on
leadership, community activities, academic achievement, and employment.
Go to www.cocacolascholars.org Deadline October.
Diamond Electric Scholarship- For Putnam County seniors. May use for
any post-secondary institution. GPA of 3.25 or above. $1,000. per year.
www.diamond-us.com Deadline April
> Dollars for
Scholars Contest- Must be a West Virginia Credit Union Primary Member
and a graduating high school SENIOR. The scholarship will be awarded
based on involvement in school and community activities, cumulative GPA
score, ACT score, teacher evaluation, and the content of two essays.
($1,000.) Deadline March. www.wvfcu.org
Communications-Provides$101,000 in scholarships. Must be legal
residents of the US and have taken the ACT or SAT. Visit
www.honoring.com or www.ecisf.org . Deadline April
Engineering Scholarship-Provided by the Society of American Engineers,
Huntington Post. Must attend college in the field of Engineering.
> Engineering, Science &
Technology Scholarship Program (WV Higher Education – The scholarships,
not to exceed $3,000.00 per academic year. Must be accepted for
enrollment as full-time student in an engineering, science, or
technology program. GPA of 3.0. Willing to work in the field of
engineering, science or technology in WV one year for each year of the
scholarship was received. For further information call, 558-4618.
> Foodland-Senior with 3.0 GPA. Nine students in Tri-state get $1,500. Deadline March
Fruth Pharmacy Scholarships-Awarded to Fruth employees or relatives of
employees; attend Marshall University and maintain 2.5 GPA.
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Program-Most requires 2.5
GPA & 20 ACT, letter of recommendation, personal essay, and grades
from 1st semester senior year. Over 50 awards-most are $1,000.
>Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award
Alger-must be a senior with plans of attending a 4 or 2 year college.
Minimum 2.0 GPA and financial need. Deadline October.
> James Bailey
Scholarship Fund – Student must attend a trade or technical school after
graduation. The committee will determine money amount. Last year was
$500.00. See counselor for application. Deadline April.
James F. Melton Memorial Scholarship- ($500.00) Good academic standing,
extracurricular activities, essay question. Deadline April.
Jason Hedrick Memorial Scholarship- must send in an essay describing
your involvement in school activities that is similar to Jason’s
commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm for BHS. See counselor for an
> JCI Senate-$1,000 grant issued by the
United States JCI Foundation. Must complete application and reference
letters. Deadline January
> KFC Colonel’s
Scholars-2.75 GPA or above, plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree, and
demonstrate financial need. Deadline December. www.kfcscholars.org
Little General- Provide10 $1,000 scholarships. Must be a graduating
senior that is planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Deadline April
> Mabel C. Merical Grant-In-Aid of
TAU Chapter-Applicant must be female, 3.0 GPA, involved in school &
community activities, interested in pursuing a career in education,
100-150 word statement about why you wish to enter the field of
> Marshall University Society of Yeager
Scholars-Seniors with an ACT 28 or SAT 1260 with community service and
leadership. Plan on attending Marshall University. Four-year
scholarship includes full tuition and fees, ½ room & board,
computer, and educational travel. Deadline December.
MENSA- Provides various amounts of awards. Must complete application
and submit a 550 word essay that describes the applicant’s career,
vocational or academic goals. Deadline January
> Mikey Hart Memorial Scholarship-must pursue an education in fire sciences or paramedic field. Deadline April 30th.
> Mollohan Foundation-Students may apply for 1 of the 10 applications that are available. Amounts vary. Deadline January
National Commission for Cooperative Education- 69 $5000.00
scholarships. Must have a 3.5 GPA or better, must have completed the
application. Please see counselor for more information, only a select
few colleges are participating in this scholarship. Deadline February.
> Paxton Scholarship-GPA 3.0 or higher/Plans to attend a WV college. ($500.) Deadline May.
Promise Scholarship-3.0 GPA, 22 overall ACT scores with 20 in all other
subjects, SAT score of 1020. Full tuition scholarship to a state
college or university in WV or an equivalent $ scholarship to instate
private college. Deadline March.
> Putnam County
Rotary- $ 2,000 scholarship. Must be a resident of Putnam County and
will attend a WV college. Must apply with references. Deadline May
Robert C Byrd Honors- Applicable for one senior who is in the top of
their class at the end of semester two. Student does not apply but is
> Student Scholarships- www.studentscholarships.org
SAE Engineering Scholarship Program- Must be a high school senior,
intend to get a degree in engineering or a related science, be a US
citizen, meet ACT, SAT requirements, and the Deadline December.
Scholarships range from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00.
STAR federal Credit Union- $1,00 scholarship. Must be a graduating
senior and become a member of the STAR Credit Union. www.star.coop
Physical Therapy Center Scholarship-Senior interested in an Allied
Health Field, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapist
Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Athletic Training, Exercise
Physiology, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc. 3.0 GPA. One
student nominated from each Putnam County HS. Winner gets one time
$1,000. Deadline April
> Tylenol Scholarship-Students
that are going in health-related fields of study. For undergraduates
and graduates. Receive one of ten, $10,000 grants or 150, $1,000
grants. www.Tylenol.com Deadline April
National Scholars Program-Partners with WV State University to provide
full tuition, fees and books. Must pursue education in agriculture
> Washington Crossing Foundation- Must
be a senior in high school and planning a career in government service.
Scholarships range from $500-$5,000. Apply online at www.gwcf.org
> Wal-Mart Scholarship - Scholarship
is a non-renewable $1,000.00 award for the student’s first year of
undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. To qualify,
the student must be a graduating high school senior and may not be a
Wal-Mart Associate, or be the child or legal dependent of a Wal-Mart
Associate. Deadline is February 1. www.walmartfoundation.org
> WV Association of Conservation- Must attend college in WV and major in an
Agriculture related field. Deadline March
WV Desk and Derrick-Attend a 4 year college in WV; 300 word essay
required, letter of recommendation; prefer students that will pursue an
education in the energy industry, $1,000. Deadline January
WV PTA Scholarships- $500.00. Must be a high school senior with a GPA
of 2.0 or higher. Money MUST be used for tuition. Must submit an
application. The Scholarship Selection Committee will choose winners.
> WV Pumpkin Festival
Scholarship-Seniors in need of financial assistance who will attend a WV
college. GPA 2.0 For questions call: 304-634-7592 or 304-638-1633.
$500. a year for (4) years. Deadline March
Secondary School Activities Commission Scholarship- Seniors who are a
son/daughter of a coach, bandmaster, activities director, athletic
director or administrator (one submitted per school) submit application
to counselor. Two $1000 scholarships for each of the five
administrative districts of the WVSSAC.
> WVU Scholars Program-Must be ranked #1 in your school. See your counselor. $1000. per year
Specific Colleges and Information
> Alderson-Broaddus College- It’s located in Phillip WV and the website is www.ab.edu
> Appalachian Bible College- Is located in Bradley WV and the website iswww.abc.edu
> Bethany College- Is located in Bethany WV and the website is www.bethanywv.edu
> Bluefield State College- is located in Bluefield and Lewisburg WV and the website is www.bluefield.ed.
> Concord University- is located in Athens WV and the website is www.concord.edu
> Davis and Elkins College- is located in Elkins WV and the website is www.dne.edu
> Fairmont State University - is located in Fairmont WV and the website is www.fscwv.edu
> Fastweb- Scholarship search website. www.fastweb.com
> Glenville State College- is located in Glenville WV and the website is www.glenville.edu
> Huntington Jr. College of Business- is located in Huntington WV and the website is www.huntingtonjuniorcollege.com
> International Academy of Design and Technology- is located in Fairmont WV and the website is www.computertechwv.com
> Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College- www.kvctc.edu
> Mountwest Community and Technical College- is located in Huntington WV and the website is www.mctc.edu
> Mountain State College- is located in Parkersburg WV and the website is www.mountainstate.org
> Meritaid- www.meritaid.com
> Mountain State University- is located in Beckley WV and the website is www.cwv.edu
> National Institute of Technology- is located in Cross Lanes WV and the website is www.nitschools.com
> Potomac State College of WVU- is located in Keyser WV and the website is www.psc.wvu.edu
> Salem International University- is located in Salem WV and the website is www.salemiu.edu
> Shepherd College- is located in shepherdstown WV and the website is www.shepherd.edu
> The University of Charleston- is located in Charleston WV and the website is www.uchaswv.edu
> West Liberty State College- is located is West Liberty WV and the website is www.wlsc.edu
> West Virginia Junior College- is located in Morgantown, Charleston, and Bridgeport and the website is www.wvjc.com
> West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine- is located in Lewisburg WV and the website is www.wvsom.edu.
> West Virginia State University- is located in Institute WV and the website is www.wvsu.edu
> West Virginia University- is located in Morgantown WV and the website is www.wvu.edu
> West Virginia University Institute of Technology- is located in Montgomery WV and the website is www.wvutech.edu
> West Virginia University at Parkersburg- is located in Parkersburg and Ripley WV and the website is www.wvup.edu
> West Virginia Wesleyan College- is located in Buckhannon WV and the website is www.wvwc.edu
> Wheeling Jesuit University- is located in Wheeling and the website is www.wju.edu