Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15
Applicant must be a West Virginia resident whose family member is employed or has been previously employed by the coal industry within Southern West Virginia. Employee must work for a company involved in the mining and processing of coal that is located within the following W.Va. counties: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, and Wyoming. Selection is based upon financial need.
Award: $1,500, Deadline: January 15
Applicant must be a resident of McDowell County, W.Va., who is pursuing any field or training at an accredited college, university, technical, trade, or professional school leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. Letter of recommendation, personal essay, transcripts, and IRS form 1040 required.
Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 5
Applicant either must have graduated from high school at least one year prior to application date and were unable to go to college because of financial considerations or had to leave college because of financial considerations. Applicant must reside on campus in a double room and must complete 25 hours of community service each year. Applicant must apply for financial aid via FAFSA each year and apply for additional scholarships.