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Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides federal grants to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is established by completing the FAFSA. Students can receive this award for up to twelve (12) full-time semesters.

Teach Grant

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education. This program provides up to $4000 per year to students who intend to teach a "high need subject" in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. If, after reading all of the information provided at http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach, you are interested in learning more about receiving the TEACH Grant, contact the Financial Aid Office. This grant becomes a loan with interest accruing from the date of disbursement if students do not meet the specific conditions.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

A limited amount of this grant is awarded annually to students with exceptional financial need.

WV Promise Scholarship

The Promise Scholarship is administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and is awarded annually to high school seniors who meet the academic requirements and submit the FAFSA and state application. Specific requirements must be met to renew this scholarship.

West Virginia Higher Education Grant

The WV Higher Education Grant is administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Office in Charleston, West Virginia. Information is available through the CFWV site. The FAFSA must be received by processors as soon as possible after January 1 and before April 15 to be considered for this grant. High school student must have 2.0 GPA or GED score of 2500. Students must be full time and meet academic progress goals to continue eligibility.

West Virginia Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant

The HEAPS Grant Program encourages and enables needy West Virginia students to continue their education on a part-time basis (3-11 hours) at the post-secondary level. Recipients will be selected from applications each year by the representative institutions of higher education based on the applicant’s eligibility and the availability of funds. HEAPS grants are eligible for renewal consideration. Requirements for a HEAPS grant include

  • A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • West Virginia residential status for the past 12 months
  • Enrollment or accepted for enrollment in an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain satisfactory progress
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Click here to download the HEAPS grant application form.

Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarhship

Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a student financial 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 purpose of the program is to assist West Virginians interested in obtaining a teaching certificate and committed to the pursuit of a teaching career in West Virginia's public schools. Due to limited funding, priority is given to junior, senior, and graduate students.

West Virginia Engineering Science, and Technology Scholarship

West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program is a student financial aid program designed to enable and encourage academically talented individuals to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Scholarships, not to exceed $3,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Priority is given to West Virginia residents.

Child Development Scholarship Program

This program awards scholarships to child care workers in West Virginia. Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the U.S. Department of Labor's Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program or are in the 4th semester of the program, and must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an undergraduate degree program in early childhood education or specialization, in West Virginia. Information on the programs, course requirements, and costs is available from the campus contacts list. The program, which is funded by a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.