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Counselor's Corner

16 days ago

By Kerrijo Ramey

 SCHOLARSHIPS 

       

January Scholarship Opportunities:

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation - TGKVF helps students follow their educational dreams and prepare for their future careers. TGKVF administers over 500 funds and more than 100 of those are designated for statewide scholarships.  Carefully review all scholarships available, you may PICK ONLY TWO scholarships to apply to.  There is one scholarship that is specifically for Webster County High School students (J.D. Cutlip Scholarship).  You will fill out one application for both scholarships you choose to apply to. 

You will need to have the following documents available to upload: Financial form – get from Mrs. Ramey, Income tax information, and most recent grades.

To apply: https://tgkvf.org/scholarships/overviewhow-to-apply/

 Deadline: January 15, 2019

 Award: Varies depending on scholarship


Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays.  Consideration is not given to grades, academic program, or financial aid.  Students must write an essay of no more than 550 words.  They are to write a goal statement that includes specific information on experience or steps taken toward the goal, persuasiveness (how your past experiences/achievements and your future planning increase the probability of reaching your goal), why you think that you will succeed.  Will also look at grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The online application and your essay may be applied to more than one scholarship. 

 To apply: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarship-process/us-scholarship-application/

 Deadline: January 15, 2019

Award: Varies


Redfin Scholarship – Need to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

 To apply: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 Deadline: January 31, 2019

 Award: $2,500 


Monthly Scholarship Opportunities:

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes – SunTrust is offering a chance to win a $500.00 scholarship to help cover education expenses.  30 winners will be chosen at random.  Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019. 

 Enter at: www.suntrust.com/offtocollege

 No deadline

 Award: $500.00


Scholarship Search Platforms

 

Fastweb!                                                      Unigo

Cappex                                                        StudentScholarshipSearch

Scholarships.com                                      Scholly

Salliemae                                                    bigfuture        

Goodcall                                                      Collegedata

Chegg Scholarships                                  startclass

Peterson’s                                                  Brokescholar

Niche                                                          Careeronestop

Scholarship portal


WV Promise Scholarship

                                                  2018-2019 Scholarship Requirements

  • Half of all credits earned must come from a WV school
  • Student must have a 3.0 GPA in their core classes and overall
  • ACT - 22 composite and 20 in each category
  • SAT - Total: 1100, math 520, and reading 530

    WCHS Dual Credit Classes

Listed below are the dual credit classes WCHS offers.  Students must meet the requirements by the college in order to take the class and receive credit. 

Class

College

2018-2019 Requirements/Prerequisites

History 208

Glenville State College

3.0 GPA

POSC 203/Civics

Glenville State College

3.0 GPA

Spanish 101

Glenville State College

Spanish I & II and 3.0 GPA

Spanish 102

Glenville State College

C or higher in Spanish 101

College Algebra

Marshall University

3.0 GPA, ACT Math 19 or SAT Math 500

Biology 104

Marshall University

3.0 GPA

Biology 105

Marshall University

3.0 GPA

Human Anatomy

New River Community Technical College

Meet eligibility requirements for English 101

English 101

New River Community Technical College

2.5 GPA, ACT Reading 17 and ACT English 18 or 88 Accuplacer English and 79 Accuplacer Reading or SAT Reading 480

English 102

New River Community Technical College

C or higher in English 101

Public Speaking

New River Community Technical College

2.5 GPA



ACT Test Dates 2018-2019

Test Date

09/8/18

10/27/18

12/8/18

02/9/19

04/13/19

06/08/19

Registration

08/10/18

09/28/18

11/2/18

01/11/19

03/8/19

05/3/19

Late Registration

(Late fee required)

08/11-26/18

09/29-10/14/18

11/3-19/18

01/12-18/19

03/9-25/19

5/4-20/19

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                                                                                                                                                                                      SAT TEST DATES 2018-2019

Test Date

08/25/18

10/6/18

11/3/18

12/1/18

03/9/19

05/4/19

Registration

07/27/18

09/7/18

10/5/18

11/2/18

02/8/19

04/5/19

Late Registration - online

(Late fee required)

08/15/18

09/26/18

10/24/18

11/20/18

02/27/19

04/24/19