Students and parents are invited to join the Office of Federal Aid at 5 p.m. Eastern time on the last Wednesday of each month for #AskFAFSA Office Hours. This live Q&A session on Twitter gives students, parents and mentors the opportunity to get questions answered by the experts. Each month a different topic related to federal student aid is featured. Attendees may submit questions and join the conversation using the hashtag #AskFAFSA and tune in during the live event for answers from the experts. You can find the event at www.Twitter.com/FAFSA.
If you have the passion to succeed - especially in the fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) - the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. This year they will award 50 renewable scholarship of up to $25,000 per year. The application deadline is February 27. Visit buickachievers.com for more information.
The School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University will hold its Department of Music Audition Day on Friday, February 20th from 9:00-4:00. Activities include: individual performance, class placement assessments and meeting FSU faculty and students. Consideration for admission and scholarships awarded to music majors, music minors and performers in bands and choirs. For an application and more information contact Mr. Woods or Dr. Valarie Huffman at Valarie.Huffman@fairmontstate.edu.
DoSomething.org is offering a chance at a $10,000 scholarship for creating a Valentine's Day card for an older person. In competing for this scholarship, you will also be putting a smile on someone's face. All entries must be received by February 15th. Click here for more information.
WACE will award 195 merit co-op scholarships this year through this program. To be considered for the scholarship, students must apply to one of the eleven WACE partner institutions and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Early applications are encouraged. The application deadline is February 15. For an application and more information visit www.waceinc.org.
The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is hosting its first ever essay contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Essays will be judged by Statler College Ambassadors on the quality of writing, with a focus on student's main idea and creativity. There are two student divisions based on grade. The prompts for each division are listed below. Prizes and awards will be given at the county, regional and state levels. Senior winners may receive a WVU Statler College scholarship. Essays must be submitted before Friday, February 13th at 5:00pm. For more details go to http://statler.wvu.edu/outreach/essaycomp.php.
9th/10th Writing Prompt: How do engineers improve daily life for West Virginians?
11th/12th Writing Prompt: What challenges will West Virginians from your generation face, and how can engineers solve these problems?
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, use of a laptop, printer, and software while on scholarship and room and board each year for 4 years to scholarship winners. Students must be seeking a 4-year degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related fields. The application deadline is February 1. Please visit USDA National Scholars Program for more information.
The Bonner Scholars Program is a community service scholarship program that provides financial assistance to students in return for a commitment to perform 140 hours of community service per semester while enrolled as a student. Participants will be involved in student development and training activities. The program awards $17,000 over four years for educational expenses. Student selection is based on volunteer experience, academic success, and financial need. The application deadline is
February 1. APPLY NOW! For more information, see us in the guidance office.