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Scholarship list and financial aid updates for WV students

Scholarship List & Financial Aid Updates

Changes to the Promise Scholarship Requirements are Approved for the Classes of 2022 and 2023  

Changes to the Promise Scholarship requirements are approved for the classes of 2022 and 2023. The test score requirements have been lowered as follows:

  • ACT Minimum Requirement
    • ACT composite score - 21 (previously 22)
    • ACT English score - 19 (previously 20)
    • ACT Reading score - 19 (previously 20)
    • ACT Science score - 19 (previously 20)
    • ACT Math score - 19 (previously 20)
  • SAT Minimum Requirement
    • SAT composite score - 1080 (previously 1100)
    • SAT Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing score - 510 (previously 530)
    • SAT Math score - 510 (previously 520).
  • Superscoring
    • Applicants may use a superscore to achieve the minimum test score requirement on either format. Superscoring allows students to take their top score from subsections of various ACT or SAT exam dates and combine them for a higher overall score. Superscores will automatically be calculated based on the individual test scores received by our office.

For more information on the Promise Scholarship, please visit collegeforwv.com/promise.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs

CFWV has a database of thousands of scholarships and financial aid programs from organizations across the nation! We post several opportunities each week on Facebook and Twitter. Below are a few programs we've shared lately.
Check this one out! Federal Pell Grant
For: 12th graders; college students; adult learners
Link
: http://www.fafsa.gov
New! Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship
Deadline: February 19, 2022
For: Students currently attending an accredited school or will be within 6 months of application
Link: http://bit.ly/2DWdF6C
New! Civics Education Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2022
For: Elementary school students, middle school students, high school students
Link: https://bit.ly/2S9TXZp
New! Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2022
For: High school seniors
Link: https://bit.ly/3Bjrw2H
Create a Greeting Card Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2022
For: High school students and current college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2pszvWe
OppU Achievers Scholarship
Deadlines: March 31, 2022; and June 30, 2022
For: High school students, undergraduate and graduate students
Link: http://bit.ly/2OpMuoA
Why Diplomacy & Peacebuilding Matter Scholarship
Deadline: April 4, 2022
For: High school students 
Link: http://bit.ly/2t6cbAi
Exceptional Youth Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2022
For: High school students 
Link: https://bit.ly/34w0qoD 
New! The Ayn Rand Scholarship
Deadline: April 28, 2022
For: Students 8th grade through 12th grade
Link: https://bit.ly/1EsCq4f
New! Washington Scots Charity & Education Fund Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2022
For: Students of Scottish descent
Link: http://bit.ly/2krDaS5
New! Pureland Supply Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2022
For: Students accepted in an accredited trade school, vocational school or community college
Link: https://bit.ly/2AWrz9W
New! Rover Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2022
For: High school seniors, current college students, graduate students
Link: https://bit.ly/2keXJDh
Ivey Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2022
For: High school seniors, current college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2CUAd3G
New! West Virginia Division of Highways Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2022
For: College juniors studying engineering, accounting, or a Juris Doctorate degree
Link: http://bit.ly/2AKLZiN
New! Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2022
For: High school seniors; current college students; graduate students
Link: http://bit.ly/1EbydxO
New! Altec Design Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2022
For: Students enrolled in an accredited institution for Fall 2022
Link: http://bit.ly/2stVwXb
New! The Spirt of Giving Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2022
For: High school seniors and current college students
Link: http://bit.ly/2FCo1Kb
New! Love Your Career Scholarship
Deadline: September 10, 2022
For: Current college students
Link: http://bit.ly/2eZRSv0
FormSwift Scholarship Program
Deadline: Varies
For: High school seniors and college students
Link: https://bit.ly/32gp0uF
Army ROTC Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
For: High school seniors 
Link: https://bit.ly/3KcErra
Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
For: Multiple scholarships for high school students
Link:  http://bit.ly/2spAclw
Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
For: West Virginia students in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson counties
Link: https://bit.ly/2OurEXn
New! SallieMae Plan for College Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
For: Current students
Link: http://bit.ly/2BqNC5H
New! Courage to Grow Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
For: High school juniors and seniors; current college students
Link: http://bit.ly/1GkOxRd
LA Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
For: High school students, college students
Link
https://bit.ly/2nHpSkK
Course Hero Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
For: Current college students
Link: http://bit.ly/28YHUHf
For more scholarship opportunities, visit CFWV.com. The site houses scholarship search tools to help you find scholarship programs across the nation!
Financial Aid Timeline for WV Students
March 1, 2022
The deadline to submit the FAFSA and complete the application to apply for the PROMISE Scholarship.
 
March 1, 2022
The deadline to apply for the Engineering, Science, and Technology Scholarship.
 
April 15, 2022
The deadline to submit the FAFSA to apply for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program.
 
April 15, 2022
The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA and application for the West Virginia Invests Grant.
 
April 15, 2022
The Nursing Scholarship application becomes available.
 
June 1, 2022
The deadline to apply for the Nursing Scholarship.
Note: We provide links to outside scholarship programs to help our students connect with resources to pay for postsecondary education. However, inclusion in this newsletter does not represent an endorsement of any outside organization, program, or cause.
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