West Virginia ScholarshipsWest Virginia Promise Scholarship Program PROMISE will pay tuition and mandatory fees at any West Virginia public college or the equivalent dollar amount at a West Virginia private college. For the 2012-13 academic year, the amount was $4,750. The PROMISE scholarship may be renewable for a total of eight semesters at a four year college or university and up to four semesters at a two year community college or institution. You will need to submit both the application and your FAFSA by March 1 to be eligible for the Promise Scholarship.
West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program As the title implies, this scholarship attempts to interest academically talented West Virginia students in careers in engineering, science and technology. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and agree to work full time or begin a community service program in West Virginia in a related field for one year for every year that the scholarship was received. Students not meeting the requirements will be requireed to pay back the scholarships with interest. Get applications through your school and submit by March 1. There may be other requirements.
Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program This scholarship is meant to encourage students to pursue a teaching career in West Virginia. The amount can be up to $5,000 per year. Students must be willing to teach at high school level or lower for two years for each year of scholarship received. However, if the student is willing to teach at schools with a teacher shortage, an exceptional children's program, a school having less than average academic results, or a school in an economically disadvantaged area as designated by the West Virginia Board of Education, then they may only have to teach one year for each year of scholarship received.
Child Development Scholarship Program This scholarship is available to child care workers in West Virginia. If you have completed U.S. Department of Labor's Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program or are currently in the 4th semester of the program and you have been accepted to an undergraduate degreee program in West Virginia for early childhood education, you may be eligible. Visit the Child Development Scholarship Program page at https://secure.cfwv.com/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarships_and_Grants/Child_Development_Scholarship.aspx for more information.
For more information on West Virginia scholarships, please visit the College Foundation of West Virginia website.
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