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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

PROMISE Scholarship Program

Amount: Tuition and fees;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit;
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 3.00 or better
Residency: West Virginia
Other Comments: The West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence) Scholarship Program, approved by the Legislature in 1999, offers each West Virginia high school graduate who completes school in West Virginia * with a 3.0 grade point average in the core and overall coursework as well as a composite ACT score of at least 21, or a combined SAT score of 1000 ( with a minimum ACT sub score of 20 in all subject areas or a minimum score of 490 on the verbal section and a 480 on the math section of the SAT ), a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university or an equivalent dollar scholarship ($3160) to an in-state private college. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.
Contact: Lisa DeFrank-Cole, Ed.D. Executive Director PROMISE Scholarship Program, Suite 700 1018 Kanawha Boulevard, E. Charleston, West Virginia 25301 Telephone: 304.558.4417, Toll Free: 1.877.WVPROMISE Fax: 304.558.3264 E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.promisescholarships.org/


West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $3,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit;
Deadline: March 1
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 3.00 or better
Residency: West Virginia
Other Comments: The West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program is a state funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage academically talented individuals to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.
Contact: Please contact your HS guidance counselor or the financial aid office of the school you attend. You may also contact: Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700 Charleston, West Virginia 25301; Phone: (304) 558-4618
Website:
http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/index.html

Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student (HEAPS) Grant Program

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: West Virginia
Other Comments: The purpose of the HEAPS Grant Program is to encourage and enable needy West Virginia students, who have been out of high school for at least two years and who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.
Contact: Contact the financial aid office of the school you would like to attend.
Website:
http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/index.html

Medical Student Loan Program

Amount: Up to $5,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: West Virginia
Students Plan to attend: Marshall University School of Medicine, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine or the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Other Comments: The purpose of this program is to provide loans to needy medical students who meet designated academic standards and are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at the Marshall University School of Medicine, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine or the West Virginia University School of Medicine. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.
Contact: Contact the financial aid office of the medical school you would like to attend.
Website:
http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/index.html

Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $5,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit;
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
Residency: West Virginia
Other Comments: The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a state funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage outstanding high school graduates to pursue teaching careers at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary school level. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.
Contact: Please visit the website below and click on the appropriate program for application procedures.
Website:
http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/index.html

West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program

Amount: Range from $350-$2,756;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit and financial need; Renewable
Deadline: March 1
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: West Virginia
Other Comments: Monetary awards are granted to qualified undergraduate students who require financial assistance to attend an approved educational institution located in West Virginia or Pennsylvania . Grants may be renewed until the course of study is completed, but not to exceed an additional three years beyond the initial award. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.
Contact: Please visit the website below and click on the appropriate program for application procedures.
Website:
http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/index.html


West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs

War Orphans Education Program

Amount: Tuition Waiver;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: July 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 2.00
Residency: West Virginia
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
War/Military Action: World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Panama, Persian Gulf/Desert Storm, Granada.
Other Descriptors: Deceased.
Other Comments: Students between the ages of 16 and 23 who are residents of West Virginia for at least one year prior to date of application and plan to attend a WV state school must be orphans of a deceased veteran who died while serving in WW I, WW II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era, or other hostile actions declared by congress.
Contact: West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs, 1321 Plaza East, Suite 101, Charleston, WV 25301; Phone: (304) 558-3661 or (888) 838-2332; E-mail: [email protected]
Website:
http://www.veterans.wv.gov/

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