The Foundation manages 60 scholarship funds that honor family or friends, memorialize loved ones, or ensure that donor values are passed from one generation to the next. Each fund has different eligibility requirements. Many awards are restricted to students graduating from certain high schools; others to students pursuing particular fields of study, or attending a specific university. Most existing scholarships are limited to students who are graduating high school seniors. Only a few are available whose undergraduate degree program is underway or who are “non-traditional” students.
If you live in one of the counties served by the foundation it is possible you may be eligible for one or more scholarships. Those counties include: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel in West Virginia; and Jefferson and Belmont in Ohio. Please review our Scholarship Opportunities to identify scholarships for which you may be eligible. Applications are available online and are due to the CFOV by March 1 (1310 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003) unless indicated otherwise.
For general questions about scholarships, please see our FAQs or contact the Foundation, 304-242-3144.
|Scholarship Calendar||This timeline applies to most, but not all, CFOV scholarship opportunities|
|January 1||Applications available at www.cfov.org and/or associated schools guidance department|
|March 1||Deadline to submit applications|
|June 1||All applicants are notified of status|
|July 1||Scholarship Agreement Forms due to the CFOV|
|July 1 – August 1||Scholarship payments are mailed to the recipient’s school|
|October 1||Scholarships not claimed by this date are forfeited|
The 2017-18 FAFSA will be available starting October 1. The new structure will allow families to complete the FAFSA earlier. Students and families will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. The 2017-18 FAFSA will use income and tax information from 2015. This shift will carry to CFOV scholarship applications. Any financial information requested within CFOV scholarship applications should be reported from 2015 income and tax information. You can access the FAFSA by visiting www.studentaid.gov/fafsa.