West Virginia offers many educational opportunities with its 21 public universities and colleges and a number of independent institutions. Most of these universities and colleges as well as the state of West Virginia offer scholarships, loans, and grants to West Virginia residents for pursuing their studies in the state.
The five best scholarships in West Virginia are as follows –
1. Bernice Pickens Parsons Scholarship – The Bernice Pickens Parsons scholarship is for residents of West Virginia pursuing their post-secondary education or training in Library Science, Nursing, or the Paralegal field. The scholarship is applicable for students having financial need, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a minimum ACT score of 20. It provides an amount of $500 and has an application deadline of Feb 15, 2011.
2. Berry Honors Scholars Scholarship –
The Berry Honors Scholar Scholarships are awarded to students of West Virginia University who are
residents of West Virginia. It is a $500 renewable scholarship. Eligible students
must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, must have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours, and must currently be G. Belmont Berry Scholars.
3. Anne McGuire Farrell Memorial Scholarship – The Anne McGuire Farrell Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for students from Cabell County, West Virginia, Lawrence County, or Ohio residents who are graduate students enrolled at West Virginia University College of Law. The amount varies from $400 to full tuition, depending on the student's financial need and academic performance. There is no fixed amount to be given away.
4. Arch Coal, Inc., Law Scholarship – With a deadline of Feb 01, 2011, the Arch Coal, Inc., Law Scholarship is for West Virginia residents, who are graduate students enrolled full-time at West Virginia University College of Law. The award amount varies from $400 to full tuition. Preference is given to second or third-year Law students, who have an interest in Natural Resources Law.
5. Medical Student Loan Program – The Medical Student Loan Program grants $10,000 to medical students enrolled full-time at Marshall University School of Medicine, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, or the West Virginia University School of Medicine, with priority given to West Virginia residents. The award comes with a precondition that the students must work full-time for twelve consecutive months in approved, designated, medically underserved areas in West Virginia, or in a medical specialty designated as a critical shortage field in the state.
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