Scholarships

The 2023 Scholarship Season will open January 1 and close February 22
Click here to visit the scholarship platform (link will be live once process opens
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The Foundation is honored to administer scholarship funds that honor family or friends, memorialize loved ones, or ensure donor values are passed from one generation to the next. Each fund has different eligibility requirements. Many are for the benefit of students graduating from certain high schools; others to students pursuing particular fields of study, or attending a specific university; and a few are for the benefit of currently enrolled college students.

CFOV scholarships cover a wide geographic range and seek to support students representing a variety of backgrounds.  Counties served by CFOV include: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel in West Virginia and Jefferson and Belmont in Ohio.  Some opportunities extend beyond that service area.

Scholarships are listed by geography – select the appropriate region in the left menu options (Ohio, WV or WV and Ohio).  A listing of scholarship opportunities will offer a criteria overview and general instructions about how to apply.  Be sure to check each region for a complete sense of what’s available.  You can (and should) explore these opportunities now!

A note about our process:
Our online application platform includes many, but not all, of the scholarships in the CFOV portfolio.  Those not housed in the online platform will still utilize a paper application or other format.  The method of application will be indicated on the scholarship overview, with applications available for download.

First-time applicants will ALWAYS complete a universal application.  The responses offered in the universal application will be matched to opportunities for which the applicant qualifies.  Applicants can then choose to complete and submit the opportunity-specific applications by following the instructions.  The opportunity-specific applications feature the unique names of the scholarships.  In short, applicants will complete a larger generic application and then will “fine-tune” specific submissions that have unique names by providing the information requested.

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 dashboard.

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

Access the Scholarship Platform
Applicants – create your account and get started here:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfovscholar (link will be live once process opens, no need to start now)

Scholarship Platform Tutorial – written format of all topics
Getting started as a first-time applicant (universal application)

Third Party Tutorial 
A third party may be asked by the applicant to provide a transcript, letter of recommendation or other element.  The applicant invites the third party to do this within his/her application and the invited third party will receive an email from the system/student notifying them of this request.  Check out the link to get an overview!
Third Party Tutorial

Questions?
Reach out to Jess by emailing jess@cfov.org or by calling 304.242.3144