Scholarships

11018316_822829767794337_1775893212495815998_nNicholas County residents are generous and committed to helping others succeed in life through education. Our donors entrust us with the management of their scholarship funds. We in turn find the best candidates to fit the criteria they designate and we manage the selection process. Amounts vary from year to year and some scholarships may be renewable for up to four years.

Apply for a Scholarship

The application deadline for high school scholarship applications is March 31 this year. The Reed Expanding Horizons Scholarship is due March 1, 2017

Applications will be available for download on this page of our website in December 2016.  The guidance counselors will also have copies of the application in their office at that time.   Please call (304) 872-0202 or email nccfwv@gmail.com if you have any questions about our scholarship application or selection process.

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Nicholas County Community Foundation-Reed scholarship application

 

 

2016  Scholarships

The Nicholas County Community Foundation will award eight scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year.  They are:

Seelinger Family Foundation Fund Entrepreneurial Scholarship– this  scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from both Richwood High School and Nicholas County High School who demonstrates an entrepreneurial  spirit through his or her enterprising ideas for raising money for education, family and/or charities.  This scholarship is currently valued at $1000/year for up to four  years (contingent on eligibility). Students applying for this scholarship should focus their essay on the topic: “How will your entrepreneurship experience, work experience or volunteer experience benefit you in your education and future career?”

Paul Nettles Scholarship  -this scholarship will be awarded to a student from  Richwood High School, who has participated in at least one school sponsored sport for at least three consecutive seasons.  Eligible programs include full time, two or four year degree programs.  Students applying for this scholarship should focus their essay on the topic: “What life lessons have you learned through your participation in sports and how will it influence your life going forward?”  This scholarship will become payable after successfully completing one semester in the post secondary program with at least a 2.5 GPA.

James and Elizabeth Skidmore Scholarshipthis scholarship will be awarded to a student from Richwood High School. Eligible programs include full time, two or four year degree programs.  This scholarship will become payable after successfully completing one semester in the post secondary program with at least a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is valued at $500 for one year.

Chris Yagel Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Nicholas County High School who participated in band or soccer for at least one year. Eligible programs include full time, two or four year degree programs.  This scholarship is currently valued at $1000 for one year. No essay requirement.

HC White Family Fund – This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Nicholas County High School. Eligible programs include full time, two or four year degree programs. This scholarship is currently valued at $2500 for one year. Essay: Should highlight the students educational goals and career plans as well as why receiving a scholarship is important

Bertha Fitzwater and Mary Lunter Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Nicholas County High School. Eligible programs include full time, two or four year degree programs. This scholarship is currently valued at $750 for one year and will be awarded to a student who is not eligible for the Promise Scholarship. Essay: Should highlight the students educational goals and career plans as well as why receiving a scholarship is important

 

Belinda Luzia McClung Trade Scholarship  – This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Nicholas County, WV currently enrolled as a full time student in a post-secondary training, certification or a degree program designed to teach the student a skill for a specific trade or segment of employment..  It is designed to assist a hard working student from a working class family. Criteria which may be considered include the applicant’s desire and capacity to learn and work in the chosen field. This scholarship is valued at $1000 for one year. Congratulations to Ms. Amy Pierson (New River) for being selected as the 2014 recipient of the Belinda Luzia McClung Scholarship.

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John Gary Tomsho Memorial Scholarship- A scholarship in memorial of Dr. Mark Tomsho’s brother with 3 yearly awards, 2 $500 and 1 $2,500 renewable award. This scholarship is intended for a student or perspective student who left high school for whatever reason, then returned to school to obtain his or her diploma or completed a GED or TASK program.  The student may attend a 2 or 4 year degree program, trade or certificate program. Applicants will be required to complete and application and personal essay.

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Expanding Horizons Fund, Created by Fred and Barbara Reed- The scholarship is open to all children residing in Nicholas County, West Virginia, who are thirteen (13) through eighteen (18) years of age in support of residential camping  or learning experiences that will enhance or improve the students’ educational capacity, skill, talent or appreciation for cultural diversity.  Eligible activities include but are not limited to programs such as educational camps, youth leadership programs and sports camps, with preference given to non sectarian programs.

Nicholas County Community Foundation-Reed scholarship application

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Help Students Succeed

Some scholarships were started by families or individuals; others by businesses, organizations or groups of individuals with a common vision. All scholarships share one goal: helping young people reach their educational goals. Each scholarship is distinct and recipients are selected in accordance with criteria established by the donor.  Scholarship funds may be established outright with a gift of $20,000 or they may be built over a period of five years starting with a donation of $4,000.   Contact us to learn how we can help you, help local students achieve their dreams.