Additional Financial Aid Scholarship Opportunities
- The Jerry Shingleton Scholarship benefits graduating seniors from a high school in Hampshire or Hardy Counties who are specifically interested in advanced training/education in the automotive field. The estimated scholarship amount is $500. This scholarship may be renewable.
- The Bill and Stella Halterman Crane Vo-tech and Trades Scholarship benefits graduating seniors from Moorefield High School who have demonstrated a passion for the trades and plan to pursue a career in one of the following areas: automotive mechanic/technician, medical technician, electrical/electronics technician, HVAC technician, robotics technician, masonry, welding, or woodworking. The estimated scholarship amount is $1,500. This scholarship may be renewable.
- The East Hardy County Vo-Tech Training Scholarship benefits residents of East Hardy County who completed a high school education through an East Hardy high school or General Education Development (GED) and will attend a vocational, technical or trade school on a full-time basis with the intent to graduate with a degree or certification.
The Tucker Community Foundation supports students in Eastern's service district residing in Tucker, Grant, and Mineral counties through a variety of scholarships. The scholarship cycle for the foundation begins early in each new year, with awards selected in the spring.
A scholarship program administered by the West Virginia Department of Education is offered annually to WV high school equivalency diploma graduates. You may complete an application if you
- are a high school equivalency graduate
- are a resident of West Virginia
- show financial need based upon FAFSA application
- have been accepted or are enrolled full-time (12 or more hours) in school
- Deadline: April
- See the online application for additional information
For questions about the scholarship and application, or more for information, call: 1-800-642-2670; or (304) 558-0280 or visit https://wvde.state.wv.us/forms/2015/scholarship.
West Virginia State-Level Financial Aid Programs through the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) are sponsored by the WV Council for Community and Technical College Education and the WV Higher Education Policy Commission.
- West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship
A merit-based scholarship for qualifying West Virginia high school graduates.
- West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship
A scholarship available to qualified students interested in pursuing an education in engineering, science or technology.
- Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship
A scholarship available to qualified students interested in pursuing a teaching career.
- See also: WV HEAPS Academic Grant Program
This $2000 scholarship is available to students who are transferring to Franklin.
CollegeBoard.com Scholarships has a very good reputation—its president is Gaston Caperton, a former West Virginia governor. The site provides a variety of tools to analyze college costs and financial aid needs, as well as a comprehensive scholarship search engine.
Student Scholarships.org is a reputable website with many scholarships available to sudents in West Virginia, this organization bills itself as "West Virginia's leading souce for finding scholarship money."
CollegeScholarships.org provides many useful tools that you may find helpful in making applications for scholarships, including a webpage that offers what it calls comprehensive reviews of other leading scholarship search websites. You may find their reviews useful, but you should also realize that they are reviewing their own competitors, some of which are listed below:
Additional websites offering scholarship search engines:
Scholarship Tools on the Web
Eastern provides these website links as a convenience for students, and — with the exception of the links listed directly under College Foundation of West Virginia — in doing so does not suggest or imply any endorsement or recommendation regarding their services. Most of these services require you to fill out online forms with personal information — some more than others. (And when interacting on the Web, you should always be careful about what kinds of information you provide online, because online identity theft is a very real and dangerous occurrence.)
Also, unless you check or uncheck the appropriate box before you submit an online form, they may send you their own newsletters and solicitations, and/or distribute your email address to their advertisers.
A good strategy is to open up a free email account with one of the large email services (Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) so you can dedicate an email address only to your scholarship searches. That way you will not clutter up your regular account with emails from advertisers.
The websites below provide tips and techniques for writing the scholarship applications essay: