Scholarship Opportunities – West Virginia

CFOV has transitioned most scholarships to an online, common application format.  This process supports an easier and more efficient application experience.  Create an account, complete the initial application and then provide any supplemental materials for the opportunities for which you qualify.  Do note, however, that some opportunities will still use a paper application and those instructions are provided within the corresponding listing.

ACCESS THE SCHOLARSHIP PLATFORM BY CLICKING HERE
(link will be live once process opens)

Some helpful hints:
Applicants using the platform for the first time must create an account in the platform to start the initial application.

The 2023 application process opens January 1 and closes February 22 at 5:00 p.m. – the process will not be active until January 1.

Students who have received multi-year scholarships will access a verification process that is housed within the online platform OR already part of their existing applicant/recipient dashboard.

Students who have received support from a fund and have the opportunity to apply again will complete the universal application for that year.

Remember, not all CFOV scholarships are housed in the platform.  Be sure to download the paper applications or follow noted instructions for those.

Please reach out if you have questions – we’re here to help!  Contact Jess by email at jess@cfov.org or by phone at 304.242.3144

Aaron Davies Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Weir High School
  • Applicant must have been a member of WHS basketball team at least two years (grades 9-12)
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 with plans to attend a four-year college
  • Applicant must have good character, demonstrate good sportsmanship and leadership on the court and in the classroom.

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process. 

Donivon E. Adams Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating Tyler Consolidated High School senior
  • Applicant must exhibit high moral character
  • Must reside in Tyler County, West Virginia

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

Beulah Meyer Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Weir High School or Weirton Madonna High School
  • Must have resided in Weirton, West Virginia for four years or more
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process. 

Bradley Miller Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from John Marshall High School
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process. 

Carl Rollynn “Pop” & Grace B. Sullivan Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Ritchie County High School
  • Must rank in the top 50% of graduating class and score in the top 50% of college entrance exams

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

Pat Bland Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Magnolia High School
  • Must plan to study education at a four-year college or university in West Virginia
  • Must plan to become a teacher, administrator, or guidance counselor

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Frances & Stephen Pritchard Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must have demonstrated the most scholastic improvement from the sophomore year to the senior year
  • Must have maintained at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Not a current recipient of significant scholarship assistance, with the exception of a state or federal program

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

Frank Ferguson Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Brooke High School
  • Must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must be of high moral character

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Fraternal Order of Police Association Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior
  • Applicant must have a parent or legal guardian who is an active or retired Wheeling Police Officer, Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy or WV State Trooper (working in Ohio County)

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.  Recipients verifying for the final installment should access their applicant dashboard to complete the necessary form.

Friends of MPLX Gathering & Processing Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Cameron High School, Valley High School or Doddridge County High School
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be planning to pursue a bachelor’s or associate degree, certificate or diploma in a field related to the oil and gas industry or a science, technology, engineering or math area of study

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Gene DeProsperis Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Wheeling Central Catholic High School
  • Must have been active in multiple sports
  • Must plan to attend West Liberty University

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

George Zatezalo Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Weir High School
  • Must intend to major in physical sciences or education
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must have completed two courses of math beyond Algebra 2 or three years of chemistry

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process. 

Glenda K Follett Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Valley High School
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in education, with the aspiration of becoming a teacher

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Helen Biery Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of an Ohio County, West Virginia high school
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in healthcare, with the aspiration of becoming a nurse

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Howard Corcoran Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Student must attend an OVAC school located in West Virginia, but athletic involvement is not required
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
  • Student must plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university following graduation
  • Student must demonstrate a significant contribution to his or her community through volunteering or other types of community service

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Jack and Charolette Nelson Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Student must be a graduating senior of Wheeling Park High School
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Student must plan to pursue a degree in music, music education or a STEM field

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Jack & Mary Burgbacher Carpenter Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must be pursuing a degree in science or engineering

How to Apply: Contact Tyler Consolidated High School

James E. and Betty L. Kinsey Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Cameron High School
  • Must be pursuing higher education of some type
  • Opportunity intended to benefit students of promise who might require assistance with the costs of higher education

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.
*previous recipients seeking next installment will submit verifying documents found on applicant dashboard 

Jan Mayhew Graham Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Oak Glen High School or an active member or regular attendee of one of the following churches in upper Hancock County – Trinity Presbyterian, Westminster Presbyterian or New Cumberland First Presbyterian Church
  • Applicants must be pursuing higher education of some type

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

John J. and Tulane B. Mensore Scholarship  
Eligibility:

  • Student must be a graduating senior from a high school located in Wetzel County or Tyler County, with preference extended to Magnolia High School
  • Student must plan to attend Wheeling University
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA with demonstrated academic excellence
  • Students considering Wheeling University may apply, but disbursement of the scholarship is contingent upon enrollment at WU

How to Apply:  This opportunity is part of our online process.

John M. and Wanda D. Brown Scholarship 
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Wheeling Park High School
  • Applicant must plan to attend West Virginia University and pursue a degree in engineering or natural science (biology, chemistry, geology or physics)
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, a minimum ACT composite score of 22 with a minimum of 20 in the subject areas or an SAT total score of 1100 with at least a 510 in Math and 540 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

How to Apply:  New applications are not being accepted at this time.

John Nicholas Varlas and Nancy Allen Varlas Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of John Marshall High School
  • Must be pursuing higher education of some type
  • Preference extended to applicants with financial need
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate commitment to school/community activities

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

John & Becky Wright 1st Generation Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must represent the first generation in his/her family to attend college
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 or above GPA

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

John Racer Athletic Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must have participated in a varsity sport
  • Must have been involved in the community

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

John Marshall High School Scholarships
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from John Marshall High School
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need, academic achievement, and commitment to school and community

How to Apply: Contact John Marshall High School

Joseph M. & Annale R. Wells Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduate of a Wetzel County High School and/or a resident of Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • Applicant must be or plan to be a full-time student attending any accredited college or university who is pursuing an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or postgraduate degree
  • All fields of study will be considered
  • Must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, evidence of leadership in the community, and evidence of service to others in the community

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Joy Cox Nursing Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Wheeling Park High School
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in nursing

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Kathleen Simmons Batalion Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must pursue a degree in nursing

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

Leora & Mildred LaRue Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors of Preston High School
  • Must pursue a degree in education from Fairmont State University or West Virginia University

How to Apply: Contact Preston High School

Lisa Cockayne Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from John Marshall High School

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process. 
*previous recipients seeking next installment will complete the specifically named process found on the “apply” page

Mike G. Dotson Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in sports medicine, athletic training, or physical education

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

Lloyd Shirl & Esta Mae Taggart Scholarship 
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Must plan to pursue higher education of some type
  • Financial need is not required to apply, but may be considered

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

N. Elizabeth Elbin Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Cameron High School
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need, academic achievement, and commitment to school and community

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Ohio County Bar Association Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior and a resident of Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA
  • Must exhibit financial need
  • Preference extended to students pursuing legal studies

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Patrick Clutter Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Wheeling Park High School
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in communications

How to Apply: Contact Wheeling Park High School

Pat Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wheeling Central Catholic High School
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in engineering at West Virginia University

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process. 

Ruth & William Gilligan Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need and motivation to complete college degree

How to Apply: 2023 application will be posted here.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Scholarship 
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Cameron High School or John Marshall High School
  • Applicant GPA must be at least 2.5
  • Applicants must plan to obtain a four-year degree or pursue a technical or trade school program (scholarships will be awarded for each track)

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.
*previous recipients seeking next installment will submit verifying documents found on applicant dashboard 

Sylvia Archer Scholarship of Sistersville Lions Club
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Tyler Consolidated High School
  • Must have maintained at least a 2.81 GPA
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need

How to Apply: New applications are not being accepted at this time.

The Smaltz Family Scholarship – in Memory of Donald M. and Barbara P. Smaltz, Joan P. Rees and Ellen Patterson 
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Weir High School
  • Must be pursuing higher education of some type
  • Applicant must exhibit financial need

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church South Wheeling Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Wheeling Park High School
  • Must have attended Wheeling Middle School
  • Must have maintained a 2.0 GPA (minimum)
  • Must exhibit financial need

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.
*previous recipients seeking next installment will submit verifying documents found on applicant dashboard

Tyler County High School Athletic Boosters Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Tyler County
  • Must have participated in a sports program
  • Must exhibit financial need

How to Apply: Contact Tyler Consolidated High School

Wheeling Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 12 Scholarship
Eligibility:

  • Must have a parent or legal guardian who is an active or retired Wheeling Professional Fire Fighter
  • Must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must score at least a 19 on the ACT or 990 on the SAT

How to Apply: This opportunity is part of our online process.