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)

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 multi-year scholarships or have the opportunity to seek renewal will access a renewal/verification process that is housed within the online platform and clearly marked .

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)

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

Some helpful hints:
Applicants 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 seeking CFOV scholarships for the first time will complete the application titled “2023 CFOV Scholarships – Universal Application”

Students who have previously received a CFOV scholarship and are seeking the next installment or have the ability to apply for additional consideration will complete the application titled “Multi-Year Scholarship Application Form – for established recipients of certain CFOV scholarships”

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

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