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Counselor's Corner

4 months ago

By Kerrijo Ramey

 SCHOLARSHIPS 

       

**Please review scholarships and documents needed for each scholarship you choose to apply to.  Make sure you have all required documents before you start your applications.

 

March Scholarship Opportunities

  • Mike Row Work Ethic Scholarship Program – This scholarship is open to any graduating senior who plans on attending a technical program.  See website for approved programs. 

            To apply: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

            Deadline: March 28, 2020

            Award: Varies

  •  Davis Health System Foundation Scholarships –Open to any graduating senior who plans on pursing certification or a degree in a healthcare-related field.  Must submit application, official high school transcript with current report card, 3 letter of recommendation (two from teachers and one from a community member), list of high school/work/community activities, and a typed 250-500 words outlining how the applicant became interested in the health field/career goals/personal experience etc.

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application

           Deadline: Applications must be received on or before March 31, 2020

           Award: Each scholarship is $5000

  •  Warden and JoAnne Rice Educational Scholarship/Loan Fund – This scholarship is open to any graduating senior who plans on attending Glenville State College for any degree program.   Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and an 18 or higher on the ACT or 820 or higher on the SAT.  This is a renewable scholarship.

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application

           Deadline: Applications must be returned to Mrs. Ramey no later than March 31, 2020               Award: Varies

  • Joshua Tuck Scholarship – This scholarship is open to any high school senior enrolling in Bluefield State, Fairmont State, Marshall University, or WVU Tech and majoring in healthcare management.  Students must submit and essay (300-500 words) “Describe your community’s issues with opioids and explain how you would reduce the problem”

          To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application

          Deadline: March 31, 20220

          Award: $2500.00

 

April Scholarship Opportunities:

  •  Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship – This scholarship is open to any graduating female senior planning on attending Glenville State College.

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application.

           Deadline: Applications must be received on or before April 1, 2020

           Award: $1,000

  •  Colombo Law WV Stop Distracted Driving Scholarship Program – Open to any graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA.  Must submit an essay (800-1000 words).  Write an essay that describes an experience you had with distracted driving and how you reacted to stop it. In addition, write about your ideas to help stop distracted driving amongst teens and people of all ages.

           To apply: https://www.colombolaw.com/scholarship/

           Deadline: April 1, 2020

           Award: $2000

  •  Heart of a Highlander – This scholarship is sponsored by Mt. Valley Pipeline.  It is open to any graduating senior who plans on attending technical, community, or four-year college.

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application

           Deadline: Applications must be returned to Mrs. Ramey no later than April 1, 2020

           Award: $1000

  •  AFSA Scholarship – Open to any graduating senior attending and college/university or certified trade school.

           To apply: https://afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest

           Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than April 1, 2020

            Award: 2000.00

  •  James and Freda Nichols Scholarship – Open to any graduating senior attending any 2-4 year college program or technical school. 

           See Mrs. Ramey for an application

           Deadline: Applications must be turned into Mrs. Ramey by April 10, 2020

           Award: $1000.00 or two $500.00

  •   Jim Bailey Scholarship – This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who are planning on enrolling in a one – two year vocational or technical school, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Must submit application, official high school transcript and current report card, page one of tax form 1040 or 1040A, two letters of recommendation, copy of community service, and documented good attendance.

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application or go to www.wvapt.org.

           Deadline: Applications must be received on or before April 15, 2020.

           Award: $600

  •  We The Students Essay Contest – Students must write an essay (between 500-800 words) answering the following question: “What does civil discourse mean to you?”  A good essay will demonstrate how civil discourse is not just an abstract idea, but is in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles, and demonstrated through civic virtues.  They want to know what you think civil discourse truly means.  Essays are submitted online.

           To apply: https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship

           Deadline: April 15, 2020

           Award: 1st place - $7500.00 plus scholarship to our 2020 Constitutional Academy in                             Washington DC

           Runners up – five prizes at $1500.00 each

           Honorable mentions – eight prizes at $500.00 each

  •  New River Presidential Scholarship – Open to any graduating senior planning on attending New River Community and Technical College, have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and has submitted the FAFSA.  Promise Scholarship and Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HTSA) Scholarship recipients are not eligible.  Must submit application, high school transcript with current report card, application for admission (if not already completed), one letter of recommendation from teacher/principal or school counselor, and an essay (information listed on application).

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application

           Deadline: Applications must be submitted by April 17, 2020 at 4pm

          Award: Full tuition

  •   Jeannie T. Potter Scholarship – This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who are planning on enrolling in a WV community college, technical school, or four year college.  Preference is given to students enrolling in a two year program or technical program.

           To apply: See Mrs. Ramey for an application

           Deadline: Applications must be turned into Mrs. Ramey by April 20, 2020

           Award: $1500 (renewable for a total of 2yrs – total of $3000)

May Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Rover Scholarship – Students must submit a 400-500 word essay, answering the following question: “How did caring for a pet growing up help shape you to be the adult you are today?”

          To apply: https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/

          Deadline: May 1, 2020

         Award: $2500

  •  PB&J Scholarship – Open to all graduating seniors who will be attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college in fall 2020.  Must submit application and two page essay on the following: Challenges you’ve experienced and how you have overcome them.  Please include your aspirations for college, your career goals, and reason why.

         When you go to the website, you will need to click on “sign up” follow the directions.

          To apply: http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship

          Deadline: May 31, 2020

          Award: $1000


June Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Abbott & Fenner Scholarship – Open to all graduating seniors attend any accredited post-secondary institution. Must submit essay that is between 500-1000 words on the following topic: “Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.”

          To apply: Submit your essay to scholarships at abbottandfenner.com

         Deadline: June 12, 2020

        Award: $1000


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

                                                  2019-2020 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

Requirements/

Prerequisites

Grade Level

History 207

Glenville State College

3.0 GPA

Sophomore, Junior or Senior year

History 208

Glenville State

3.0 GPA

Junior or Senior year

POSC 203/Civics

Glenville State

3.0 GPA

Senior year

Spanish 101

Glenville State

Spanish I & II and 3.0 GPA

Junior or Senior year

Intro to Fine Arts

Glenville State

3.0 GPA

Junior or Senior year

Psychology

Glenville State

3.0 GPA

Junior or Senior year

English 203

Glenville State College

C or higher in English 101/102 and 3.0 GPA

Senior year

Will start 2020-2021

English 204

Glenville State College

C or higher in English 203 and 3.0 GPA

Senior year

Will start 2020-2021

Quantitative Reasoning

(Math 121B)

Marshall University

3.0 GPA, Must have taken ACT or SAT

Junior or Senior year

College Algebra

Marshall University

3.0 GPA, ACT Math 19 or SAT Math 500

Senior year

Biology 104

Marshall University

3.0 GPA

Junior or Senior year

Biology 105

Marshall University

3.0 GPA

Junior or Senior year

 

Physics

Marshall University

3.0 GPA and Must have taken Math 121B or College Alg

Senior year

Will start 2020-2021

Human Anatomy

New River Community Technical College

Meet eligibility requirements for English 101

Junior or Senior year

English 101

New River Community Technical College

3.0 GPA, ACT Reading 17 and ACT English 18 or 250 Accuplacer English and 252 Accuplacer Reading or SAT Reading 480

Junior or Senior year

English 102

New River Community Technical College

C or higher in English 101

Junior or Senior year

Public Speaking

New River Community Technical College

2.5 GPA

Junior or Senior year


ACT Test dates 2019-2020

Test Date

09/14/19 

10/26/19 

12/14/19 

02/08/20 

04/04/20 

06/13/20 

07/18/20 

Registration Deadline

08/16/19 

09/20/19 

11/08/19 

01/10/20 

02/28/20 

05/08/20 

06/19/20 

Late Registration

(Late Fee Required)

08/17-30/19 

09/21-10/04/19 

11/09-22/19 

01/11-17/20 

02/29-03/13/20 

05/09-22/20 

06/20-26/20 

Photo Upload Deadline

08/31/19 

10/19/19 

11/30/19 

02/01/20 

04/05/20 

05/31/20 

07/05/20 



SAT test dates 2019-2020

Test Date

08/24/19 

10/05/19 

11/02/19 

12/07/19 

03/14/20 

05/02/20 

06/06/20 

Registration Deadline

07/26/19 

09/06/19 

10/03/19 

11/08/19 

02/14/20 

04/03/20 

05/08/20