The 2016 West Virginia PTA Scholarship is now live and all public high school seniors in West Virginia may apply! Each year West Virginia PTA awards several $500 scholarships to deserving graduates from around the state. The deadline for this year’s scholarship is December 31, 2015. The West Virginia PTA Scholarship application and submission is online. Please access http://www.westvirginiapta.org/scholarship for more information.
Do you own and operate a small business? If so, you could win a scholarship of $15,000!!! This scholarship is a one time non-renewable award created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. To apply online visit www.NFIB.com/YEA by December 18, 2015.
All graduating seniors with a 2.5 or higher are eligible for this $50,000 scholarship. Students must apply online by December 15, 2015. Consideration will be given to each applicant's academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%). The application window opens on October 15. Only the first 50,000 applications will be processed so APPLY NOW!
Letters About Literature, a project of the West Virginia Center for the Book, is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. A panel of West Virginia judges will select the top essayists in our state. State winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level. The deadline for entry is December 4. Click here for more information.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline is December 4, 2015. Applications must be submitted to the Lewisburg Elks Lodge. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree. For more information visit the Elks National Foundation website.