TO:
FROM:
Class of 2016
Frankfort HS Counselors
This booklet has been prepared to help you apply for financial aid for next year.
Several billion dollars in aid are available each year to students who complete
applications and who file them early.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
STEP I: CONTACT SCHOOLS OF YOUR CHOICE
Contact the college, university, or technical school you are thinking of attending.
Get a copy of their Financial Aid Brochure or access it on the school’s website.
Read it carefully and keep it available for reference. It will give you important
information about the school’s financial aid program, deadlines, etc. Narrow
down your list of schools you’ll apply to no more than five.
STEP II: COMPLETE THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
Apply to the colleges you’ve selected by completing the college’s online
application. Remember to let the senior counselor know where you’ve applied
so that an official transcript can be sent. Your application is not complete until
ALL documentation is received by the college. If you are submitting a paper
application, please bring it to the senior counselor who will attach an official
transcript and mail it for you. A college will not determine your financial aid
package until you have been accepted. In the spring, you’ll receive a financial
aid award letter from the schools to which you’ve been accepted. Compare
offers and make your decision where you’ll be attending college. Accept the
financial aid offer from your chosen school (all or some portion of it) and tell the
other schools you are declining their admission offer. This allows those schools to
offer that aid to someone else.
STEP III: ATTEND THE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP AT FHS
Get informed about the financial aid process by attending the financial aid
workshop led by college financial aid officers at Frankfort HS on Tuesday,
January 12, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Frankfort HS auditorium. Information on how to
access and complete the FAFSA, sources of financial aid, and a review of the
timeline for the financial process will be covered.
STEP IV: COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT
AID (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as well as any
supplemental applications that your college(s) requires. The FAFSA will be
available after January 1 and MUST be completed online (www.fafsa.ed.gov) by
MARCH 1st for maximum aid consideration.
The FAFSA must be signed
electronically by both student and parent through a PIN number at
www.pin.ed.gov. Please make sure you are completing the FAFSA for the 201617 school year.
IMPORTANT DEADLINE: FAFSA must be submitted online before
MARCH 1ST to receive PROMISE and for maximum financial
aid consideration.
SOURCES OF AID AVAILABLE BY FILING THE FAFSA ARE:
I. Scholarships
a) All Federal and State Programs
b) PROMISE
c) Lalitta-Nash McKaig
d) Others as specified by application
II. Grants
A. WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION GRANT (WVHEG): Through this
program, grants are awarded (within limits of available funds) to qualified West
Virginia undergraduate students who require financial assistance to attend
approved public and private institutions of higher education. The amount of
these grants fluctuates according to college choice. Awards cannot exceed
tuition and fee charges at institutions selected by recipients nor can they exceed
demonstrated financial need. Students seeking grant assistance must complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To insure full consideration,
the FAFSA must be completed by March 1.
B. FEDERAL PELL GRANT: The Pell Grant Program provides direct federal
grants to undergraduate students who require financial assistance to meet
educational expenses. The non-repayable awards are available to eligible
students attending approved colleges and universities, technical schools, and
other approved post secondary educational institutions. To apply for a Pell
Grant, the student and/or parent should complete the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In a few weeks, the student will receive a Student
Aid Report (SAR) which will indicate whether or not the student is eligible for a
Pell Grant. The student should make sure the SAR reaches the post-secondary
institution to be attended, where the exact award will be determined.
C. FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT: SEOG
awards must be directed toward students who demonstrate exceptional
financial need. Graduate students are not eligible. The institutional financial aid
officer determines those students who demonstrate the necessary eligibility
requirements and identifies the amount each recipient will receive.
III. Work Programs
A. FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK-STUDY: (CWS) The Federal College Work-Study
Program provides jobs for undergraduates and graduate students who need
financial aid. The institutional aid office may assign recipients to employment on
campus or with non-profit public and private agencies. The aid officer
determines eligibility for work-study assistance and the amount each student
may earn under this program. A participant will be paid at least the current
Federal minimum wage.
IV. Loans and Tax Credits
A.
Go to College Foundation of West Virginia www.cfwv.com for
information on the following programs:
FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN
FEDERAL PARENT LOANS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (PLUS)
DIRECT FEDERAL LOANS
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT
EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT (529 Plans)
IMPORTANT!!! IMPORTANT!!! IMPORTANT!!!
Students should check with the counselors on a regular basis for additional
scholarships that come in and listen to the daily announcements concerning
new scholarships and financial aid information. Also please check the bulletin
board near the counselors’ offices and the counselor webpage. Additionally, the
following are excellent web sites for financial aid and scholarship information:
1. College Foundation of West Virginia: https://secure.cfwv.com/
2. The Financial Aid Information Page: http://www.finaid.org/
3. FASTWEB Financial Aid Search through the Web:
http://www.fastweb.com/
3. College Board Online: http://www.collegeboard.org/
4. ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/
5. Sallie Mae: http://www.salliemae.com/
6. www.fastaid.com
7. www.scholarships.com
8. http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
Scholarships are in order by Deadline
October
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
 Student Athlete
 3.0 GPA or higher
 Deadline: October 2,, 2015
 www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com
Robert Kessell Memorial Scholarship
 Student must be a member of the golf team for at least Junior and
Senior year
 See Golf Coach for details
 Deadline: October 15, 2015
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
 Student must have demonstrated perseverance in overcoming
adversity
 Adjusted gross family income must be less than $55,000
 Deadline: October 25,, 2015
 www.horatioalger.com/scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholarship
 3.0 minimum GPA at end of junior year
 U.S. Citizen
 Parents and Grandparents cannot work for Coca-Cola
 Pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
 Deadline is October 31, 2015
 Apply at www.coca-colascholars.org
November
December
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program
 College scholarships and cash awards
 http://www.ajm.org/about/scholarships/college_scholarships/
for more information
 http://distinguishedyw.org/participate/ to apply
AXA Achievement Scholarship
 Demonstrate ambition and determination, as evidenced by an
outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community,
or the workplace
 Information will be available on website in Fall 2015
 Deadline: December 15,, 2015
 Apply online at http://www.axa-equitable.com/axafoundation/AXA-achievement-access.html
Burger King Scholars Program
 $1,000 - $50,000
 Only the first 50,000 applicants are accepted
 Application process begins October 2015
 Deadline: December 15, 2015
 http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgr
am
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation
 Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be
considered for an award
 Students must attend a two-year or four-year program
 Information will be available on website after October 1
 Deadline: December 17, 2015
 http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneurawards
Anne Ford Scholarship
 $10,000 scholarship ($2500 over four years)
 3.0 minimum GPA, seeking a four year college degree
 Have an documented specific learning disability
 Must have financial need
 Deadline: December 31st
 Apply @ http://www.ncld.org/about-us/learning-disabilityscholarships-awards/anne-ford-allegra-ford-scholarships
Allegra Ford Scholarship
 $2500 scholarship
 For student seeking two year degree
 Have an documented specific learning disability
 Must have financial need
 Deadline: December 31st
 Apply @ http://www.ncld.org/about-us/learning-disabilityscholarships-awards/anne-ford-allegra-ford-scholarships
WV PTA Scholarship
 Multiple $500 scholarships
 Attending College or University in WV
 Deadline January 20, 2016
 http://www.westvirginiapta.org/scholarship
January
U.S. JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program
 $1,000 Scholarship
 Deadline: January 15, 2016
 Apply at http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarshipprogram
National Wild Turkey Academic Scholarship
 Application and essay on conservation and preserving our hunting
heritage
 Current hunting license required
 Application is available on website under resource library
 Deadline: January 1, 2016
 http://www.nwtf.org/jakes/scholarship.html
Mensa Education and Research Foundation Local Scholarship Program
 $200 to $1,000
 Essay of 550 words or less
 Information available on website after September 15, 2015
 Deadline: January 15,, 2016
 http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-wedo/scholarships/scholarship-application/
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
 Over 90 different scholarships are available; see the complete list @
http://www.tgkvf.org/document.doc?id=22
 $446,100.00 was awarded to 398 West Virginia students last year
 Applications will be available on website after November 1
 Deadline: January 15,, 2016
 http://www.tgkvf.org/page.aspx?pid=401
High Technology Scholars Program
 $500 Scholarship for student studying technology related field
 Deadline: January 15, 2016
 http://mollohanfoundation.org/studentprograms/scholarships
SAE International – Engineering Scholarships
 Undesignated and University – sponsored scholarships
 Deadline: January 15, 2016
 Complete applications @
http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/
Washington Crossing Foundation
 $500 - $5000 scholarships
 For students planning careers in government service
 Deadline January 15, 2016
 http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html
Gates Millennium Scholars
 For students from diverse ethnicities (African-American, American
Indian, Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander-American, HispanicAmerican)
 Must demonstrate financial need
 3.3 minimum GPA
 Application opens in August
 Deadline: January 15, 2016
 https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da5544b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
 For students who will attend a two or four year college
 Community involvement, leadership, academic achievement and
financial need
 Application available on website after October 1, 2015
 Deadline: January 21, 2016
 http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships
February
REACH-KFC Educational Grant
 For students who work at KFC
 Pursuing a two or four year degree
 Information will be available on website In January 2016
 http://www.kfc.com/foundation/
Boxwell - Churchill Scholarship
 At least a B average GPA (minimum 3.0)
 Only for the following Majors: Accounting, Computer Science,
Political Science, Business Administration, Economics, Psychology,
Civil Engineering, Education, and Social Science
 One student nominated by the FHS Scholarship Committee
 Application available on FHS counselor webpage
 Deadline: March 11, 2016 to guidance
Buick Achievers Scholarship
 Students who will be attending a four-year degree program in
engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the
automotive industry
 Deadline: February 26, 2016
 http://www.buickachievers.com/
March
Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association
 For students pursuing a two or four year college or university and
are a pursuing degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services
or a related field such as fire investigation or research
 Deadline March 1, 2016
 http://www.cvvfa.org/scholarships.php
New Page Scholarship
 Immediate family member employed at New Page (Luke Mill)
 Student must plan to attend Allegany College of MD, Frostburg,
Garrett College, or Potomac State
 3.5 minimum GPA
 Application available on FHS counselor webpage
 Deadline: March 1, 2016
The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in
Engineering
 For an ethnic minority student who plans to study engineering at a
ABET-accredited program at a four-year college or university
 Deadline: March 1, 2016
 http://www.nspe.org/Students/Scholarships/index.html
PROMISE Scholarship
 ACT: 20 in each subtest and 22 composite (from same test date)
 SAT: 490 in critical reading and 480 in math with a 1020 combined
 Deadline to achieve qualifying test scores is the June test date of
senior year
 Deadline to apply is March 1st
 Must have filed a FAFSA by March 1st
 More information at www.cfwv.com
WV Engineering, Science, and Technology Scholarship
 3.0 or greater GPA
 Up to $3000 per year
 Work in WV one year for every year you receive the scholarship or
scholarship must be repaid
 Be accepted as a full-time student by a post-secondary institution
in engineering, science, or technology
 Application available after December 1st
 Deadline: March 1st
 www.cfwv.com
WV Desk & Derrick Club Scholarship
 Must attend a WV college with an interest in the energy industry
 Application available online after February 1, 2016
 Deadline: March 1, 2016
 http://www.wvdeskandderrick.org/scholarship_program
WV Association of Conservation Districts Scholarship
 $500.00
 Must attend a WV college and major in agriculture, animal
science, civil or agriculture engineering, or majors relating to the
environment (forestry, landscape architecture, wildlife
management or similar)
 GPA 3.0 or higher
 Deadline 1st Monday in March
 http://www.wvca.us/education/college_scholarships.cfm
McDonalds Educates Scholarship
 $1,500 or $5000
 3.0 GPA or higher
 Demonstrate leadership skills in school and in community
 Check website for application
 Deadline: March 6, 2016
 http://www.mcdonaldseducates.com/scholarship_01.html
William F. “Bill” Johnson Memorial Scholarship
 Guidelines: son, daughter, grandson, and granddaughter of any
member in the American Legion, American Auxiliary, or the Sons of
the American Legion
 Deadline: March 15, 2016
Fountain Ruritan Scholarships
 2 - $600 Scholarships – John I. Rogers and James E. Taylor
 Deadline: March 26, 2016
 Application on FHS counselor webpage
American Civil Liberties Union of WV Youth Activist Scholarship
 Student may attend any four-year accredited college or university
 Must demonstrate a strong commitment to civil liberties
 3.0 GPA
 For more information, email Nancy Hill: [email protected]
West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission – BB&T Scholarship
 Child of a coach, bandmaster, athletic director, or administrators
 $1,000
 2.5 GPA or higher
 See Mr. Riley for details
 Deadline: March 25, 2016
Mineral County Education Association Scholarship
 $300 (approximate)
 Applicant’s parent must be a member of MCEA
 Please see a counselor for application
 Deadline: March 30, 2016
Albert Yanni Scholarship
 $2,000 scholarship
 For students who have completed program of study at MCTC and
who will pursue this major in college
 Minimum 3.0 GPA, with no final grade less than a C
 Application will be available in late January on FHS webpage
 Deadline: March 31, 2016
WV Hospitality and Travel Association Scholarship
 A $ 3000 scholarship for students who want to pursue postsecondary training in a hospitality, travel, or recreation
management program
 2.75 GPA
 Have performed a minimum of 250 hours of hospitality and travel
industry related work experience
 Deadline: March 31, 2016 (check website)
 http://www.wvhta.com/example-styles/education/educationfoundation/scholarship-information.html
The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Scholarship
 $2,000 scholarship
 Plan to attend college in WV
 Show financial need
 Deadline: March 31, 2016
 http://wvpumpkinpark.com/index.html access application under
application/entry form
April
Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship
 Awards of up to $13,000
 2.0 GPA; dependent of an associate, pursuing a four year degree
 Documented financial need
 Deadline: April 1, 2016 (please check website)
 http://www.act.org/walmart/depend/
James “Jim” Bailey Scholarship Fund
 For students who will be attending a two-year degree or
certification program following graduation
 Minimum 2.5 GPA
 Financial need
 Deadline: April 15, 2014
 Application on FHS counselor webpage
Laurin Swisher/Apple Alley Scholarship
 $500 for student pursuing a degree in music, drama or art
 Preference generally given to students who have participated with
Apple Alley
 Deadline April 22, 2016
 Application on FHS counselor webpage
Katie DeRosa Memorial Scholarship
 Must be two-year cross-country and or 1600m/3200m track team
member with plans to participate in those events in college
 2.8 GPA and demonstrate good sportsmanship
 See FHS counselor webpage for application
 Deadline: April 15, 2016
Mineral County Transportation Scholarship
 $200
 For students attending a certification, two-year or four-year
degree program
 Chosen by the Bus Drivers and Transportation Department
 Deadline: April 15, 2016
 Application on FHS counselor webpage
Short Gap Lions Club
 $1,000
 Attending a WV college or university
 Deadline: April 25, 2016
 Application on FHS counselor webpage
Fort Ashby Lion Club
 GPA of 3.0 or higher
 Attending a WV college or university
 Application on FHS counselor webpage
 Deadline May 1, 2016 to FHS counselors
May
Short Gap Fire Department
 2.5 GPA or higher
 Community service
 Member of the fire department given preference
 Deadline: May 1st
The Ridgeley American Legion Post #136 William E. Shuck Jr. Memorial
Scholarship
 Must have 2.5 GPA or Above
 Must show financial need
 Should possess high social and moral standards
 Must attend a college in WV, Allegany College, or Frostburg
 Deadline: May 9th to guidance
Nursing Scholarship sponsored by South Branch Voiture
 Contact Blair M. Haines, Jr. for application
 Nursing Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 395
Romney, WV 26757
 (304) 822-5064
Lalitta Nash-McKaig Foundation Scholarship
 One of the best local scholarships!
 Student must demonstrate financial need
 Student can attend any accredited US college or university
 Application available of FHS counselor webpage
 Deadline: May 31st
James D. Taylor Scholarship
 Music Scholarship
 Be a member of the FHS Band
 3.0 GPA or higher
Other Scholarships Nominated by Scholarship Committee:
No application needed – please indicate your interest to be considered to
FHS counselors
Fort Ashby Alumni Scholarship

Resident of Fort Ashby

Show Financial Need

At Least 3.0 GPA
Melvin M. Heiskell/Mary K. Heiskel-Harmison Scholarship

Intend to major in Education

3.0 GPA or higher
Mineral County Board of Education Scholarship

Intend to major in Education

Show Financial Need

3.0 GPA or higher
College Specific Scholarships
* Please check with your chosen college’s financial aid office for specific
scholarships for which you may be eligible. Sometimes a separate scholarship
application is necessary.
Allegany College of Maryland

Students interested in attending Allegany College must fill out the
separate financial aid application for scholarships for which they
are eligible.

Each student is eligible to receive up to three (3) ACM scholarship
awards or $2,500 per academic year.

http://www.allegany.edu/x139.xml
Eastern WV Community & Technical College
 Must attend full-time
 2.5 GPA
 Deadline April 1, 2016
 http://www.easternwv.edu/Financial-Aid/Scholarships/High-SchoolSenior-Scholarship.aspx
Fairmont State University
Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship
 3.5 GPA
 ACT Composite 26
 PROMISE recipient
 Deadline: March 1, 2016
 http://www.fairmontstate.edu/finaid/funding/presidentialscholarship-and-promise-beyond
Fairmont State University
PROMISE Beyond Scholarship
 PROMISE recipient
 Deadline: April 1, 2016
 http://www.fairmontstate.edu/finaid/funding/presidentialscholarship-and-promise-beyond
Glenville State College
Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship
 $1000
 WV Female
 Deadline: January 15th, 2016
 http://mollohanfoundation.org/studentprograms/scholarships
International Beauty School
 $1,000
 Depending on entrance test scores
 (301) 777-3020
 Expected Date: February
Marshall University
The Society of Yeager Scholars Program
 ACT Composite: 30
 Demonstrated leadership; creative and intellectual curiosity
 Deadline: January 4,, 2016
 http://muwww-new.marshall.edu/yeager/admissions.html
Potomac State College
Betty T. Livengood Teacher Scholarship
 $250.00
 For a student majoring in education
 Application available on FHS counselor webpage
 Deadline: May 1st
WVU
John & Mildred Peluso Scholarship
 For Italian-American students
 2.75 GPA
 Deadline: April 15, 2016
 http://facultyportal.cehs.wvu.edu/spa/atkins/peluso/req
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