State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma Scholarship

The applicant hereby understands and agrees to comply with the following:

  1. Must be a resident of the state of West Virginia;
  2. Must be a successful completer and have received a signed high school equivalency diploma;
  3. Must be a full-time student (enrolled 12 hours or meet institution’s definition of full-time status).
  4. Must complete twelve or more semester hours and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to be eligible for the second semester payment.
  5. Submit this application and autobiography by April 30;
  6. Must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Failure to submit the FAFSA will void your application.
  7. The scholarship is awarded annually and you must re-apply each year to qualify. The applications will be reviewed by the West Virginia Department of Education. The Department is under no obligation to award former recipients a scholarship each year; however, former recipients will be given priority upon submission and re-qualification of a new application for that current school year.
  8. The social security number is used to verify scores and FAFSA information. Both of these items are required to determine eligibility for consideration of the scholarship.
  9. The scholarships are sponsored by the schools or their foundations and are valid only at those schools. Exception: WV Adult Education Association, Inc. scholarships may be used at any school in the state.

Completion of this application is no guarantee of receiving a scholarship award.

Questions? Call 1-800-642-2670 or (304) 558-0280

For additional information and resources on careers, college, or financial aid visit: https://secure.cfwv.com/Default.aspx and http://www.collegeforadults.org

If you prefer to print and mail a copy of this application, click here to download it.

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Did you attend an Adult Education Learning Center?
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If yes, where was the class located and who was the instructor?
 
Are you currently attending college or a career technical center?
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If yes, what is the name of the college/career technical center?
 
What are you studying if currently enrolled or what do you plan to study when you do enroll?
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If not currently attending school, when do you plan to enroll?
 
What is the main reason you took the WV High School Equivalency test?
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Write a short autobiography and attach it to this application. This story about your life can be as short or as long as you want it to be. Think about including some of the things that others would want to know, such as:
• What your life was like before you began working toward your high school equivalency diploma
• Why you decided to work toward your high school equivalency diploma
• Whether you studied with a special teacher and how long it took you to prepare
• How your life may have changed since obtaining your high school equivalency diploma
• Your future plans
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