PROMISE Scholarship - West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) is a merit-based scholarship program designed to make college affordable to all qualified West Virginia students.  The program provides West Virginia high school graduates meeting certain requirements, a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university in West Virginia or an equivalent amount to an in-state private college. Click here for more information.

ACT'S Financial Aid Need Estimator!
This free service can help you plan more effectively to meet college costs. The Financial Aid Need Estimator allows you to calculate both your family contribution and costs at specific institutions by taking you through two steps.

This year more than 320 individuals are serving in West Virginia communities as AmeriCorps members. In return, AmeriCorps members receive an education award of up to $4,725 to help pay for college or pay back student loans. To date, more than 3,100 West Virginia residents have qualified for education awards totaling more than $7,000,000. Two-thirds of AmeriCorps grants are made by the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service. National nonprofits make other assignments. Other members serve in AmeriCorps*VISTA, and AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). For applications and additional information go to:

Arts Scholarships:

Doodle 4 Google: A competition for K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google's homepage logo using the theme:  "If I could travel in time, I'd visit. . ."  Amount:   $5,000 - $30,000.  Visit

National Art Materials Trade Association Scholarship Plan to major in the field of visual arts, such as painting, drawing, sketching, sculpture, art education or other creative art fields, excluding music, film or the performing arts.  For more information, either phone 704-892-6244 or visit

Junior Duck Stamp Contest - U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service: For students K-12.  Submit an original design which will be used to produce the Federal Junior Duck Stamp.  Amount:   $500 - $5,000.  Either phone 703-358-1784 or visit

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation: For students who are interested in a career in graphic communications and will enroll in college.  Amount:   $1,000 - $5,000.  Either phone 412-259-1740 or visit

Apartment List Scholarship - This $2500 scholarship is for outstanding students (18 years or older) who exemplify one or more of the Apartment List's core values (bold while pragmatic, endlessly helpful, making an impact, driven by data, succeeding together, & forever learning). For more information and to apply go to is owned and operated by a group that has been creating post-secondary education resources since 2008. (

College Net Scholarship/Financial Aid Search
The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships. CollegeNET sponsors an essay competition during the winter of each year. Entries are limited to individuals who both (1) apply to college via a CollegeNET-hosted web admissions application; and (2) are nominated by the institution at which they enroll. The grand prize winner is awarded $10,000. This website offers pre-college students a resource to search for offered scholarships (athletic, minority, by state, etc.) in addition to essay-writing tips, money-saving tips, and grants and student loan information. Click here for more information. West Virginia-Specific Scholarships

FASTWEB has a massive scholarship database and search bar with incredible matching technology.

Guide to Graduating Debt-Free - combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

John and Mildred Peluso Scholarship: $1000 scholarship for student of Italian descent attending WVU.

Mark Ware Construction Education Scholarship: Construction-related fields or professions including, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, masonry, painting, carpentry, architecture, or construction management.· The recipient of this scholarship will be awarded $1,000.

McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship - The McKelvey foundation has 100 scholarships that are worth $40,000 each for high school seniors that own their own business. In 2008 they were able to give out only 52. If you own your own business, meet the qualifications and would like to apply, click on the link below to download the application. Click here for more information.

Marshall University Scholarship Office - Click here for more information.
MU Multicultural Affairs Scholarships and Fellowships - Click here for more information.

The Mission West Virginia Scholarship Program 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. Applications are due March 15. Recipients will be notified by April 15,.

The application can be found here: or email for a Word version.

$4.5 Million Available in Co-op Scholarships: The National Commission for Cooperative Education, dedicated to the advancement of high-quality, college-level, cooperative education announces its eighth annual national co-op scholarship program. The program, for high school seniors and community college transfer students, will award 100 $6,000 merit co-op scholarships, most of which are renewable for up to $20,000-$25,000. Learn more.

Student Athlete Awards Program: The National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign, in partnership with USA TODAY, announces the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award Program, which recognizes 25 outstanding high school senior student athletes. Winners receive a $7,500 college scholarship, attend an awards ceremony and have an opportunity to be pictured in a special Milk Mustache ad. More information.

SAT’S Loan Search Program
SST’S loan program is the only national program designed, developed, and managed by educators. Choose from a full range of low-interest loans. This site helps students understand and apply for various loans available to pay for college.

SAT’S Scholarship Search
An online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid! You can look for scholarships based on a major. The good thing is, too, that you don't have to sign up or register to just look. You can go to the bottom of the home screen and click on "scholarships by major". I know there is a $10,000 create a greeting card scholarship.....this is just an example.

College Savings Plan SMART529TM is a comprehensive qualified tuition program that can make your efforts to save for college easier and more effective using tax incentives to grown a college savings program. The College Savings option is available to families in West Virginia and nationwide.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Program -TGKVF offers many and various ways for you to acquire a post-secondary education. Some scholarships are designated for graduating seniors of certain schools. Others are awarded for specific fields such as nursing or law. Numerous Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need and not academic achievement, but all applicants must complete a current application and submit it within the indicated time frame in order to be eligible for review. Click here for more information.

The Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid
Discover scholarships that match your profile. Also locate scholarships, savings plans, and military aid available to pay for post-secondary options.

Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a state-funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage students to pursue teaching careers at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary school level. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships, not to exceed $5,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in teaching. The objective is for a recipient to obtain a teaching certificate and to commit to the pursuit of a teaching career in West Virginia public schools. Click here for information.


WVU Scholarship Office - Click here for more information.