RESOURCE: Application for Big Cover Up youth project open to area schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CONTACT: Andrea Roy, director of community impact, at 304-523-8929, ext. 107

 

Application for Big Cover Up youth project open to area schools

 

HUNTINGTON, W.VA.—United Way of the River Cities is accepting grant proposals from area high schools for The Big Cover Up youth initiative.

 

The Big Cover Up is a matching grant available to student service clubs that develop a project to provide coats, hats, gloves and other necessary warm clothing to younger students in need. High schools in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mason counties in West Virginia, and in Lawrence County, Ohio, are eligible to apply.

 

“Now in its 19th year, The Big Cover Up has helped provide warm clothing to hundreds of local children and taught hundreds more high school students the joy of giving back to their community,” said Andrea Roy, director of community impact.

 

Matching funds raised by student groups are not required to be dollar-for-dollar for grant funds; monies raised, in-kind contributions, or discounts from retailers all can be counted as match. Each group must have a faculty sponsor. However, the project must be youth-led.

 

Grant awards are generously funded through a donation from Advantage Toyota. The application and complete project guidelines are available by contacting Roy at 304-523.-8929, ext. 107 or by e-mail to andrea.roy@unitedwayrivercities.org. The application deadline is November 16, 2018.

 

United Way of the River Cities is a nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in their community. To learn more about the United Way of the River Cities or to donate please visit unitedwayrivercities.org.

 

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Application for Big Cover Up youth project open to area schools 10-17-18

RESOURCE: Scholarship List & Financial Aid Updates

Scholarship List & Financial Aid Updates

Scholarship list and financial aid updates for WV students

SOURCE:  For more scholarship opportunities, visit CFWV.com. The site houses scholarship search tools to help you find scholarship programs across the nation!

“What do I need to file my FAFSA?”

Check out this list of 7 things you’ll need to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs

CFWV has a database of thousands of scholarships and financial aid programs from organizations across the nation! We post several opportunities each week on Facebook and Twitter. Below are a few programs we’ve shared lately.
Check this one out! Federal Pell Grant
For: 12th graders; college students; adult learners
Link: http://www.fafsa.gov
New! Small Business Scholarship
Deadline: October 19, 2018
For: current college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2F1uUAz
New! Scooter Scholarship
Deadline: October 30, 2018
For: high school seniors, college students, graduate students
Link: https://bit.ly/2QrO9dt
New! Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2018
For: high school seniors
Link: https://bit.ly/2mvzKPV
New! American Bullion Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2018
For: current college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2qo43ZJ
New! Turner Pest Control Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2018
For: current college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2Qs48Yl
New! Ivey Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2018; May 1, 2019
For: high school seniors, current college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2CUAd3G
New! Video Contest for College Students
Deadline: December 17, 2018
For: undergraduate students, graduate students
Link: https://bit.ly/2DRvbuB
New! Tese Caldarelli Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
For: undergraduate students, graduate students
Link: https://bit.ly/2iXYAG4
New! Zagunis Student Leader Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
For: undergraduate students, graduate students
Link: https://bit.ly/2D5vBYu
New! Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
For: high school students, college students
Link: https://bit.ly/2pszvWe
New! Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Scholarships
(Multiple scholarships available!)

Deadline: Varies
For: West Virginia students in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson counties
Link: https://bit.ly/2OurEXn
Courage to Grow Scholarship
Deadline: monthly
For: high school juniors/seniors; current college students
Link: http://bit.ly/1GkOxRd
For more scholarship opportunities, visit CFWV.com. The site houses scholarship search tools to help you find scholarship programs across the nation!

Financial Aid Timeline for WV Students

October 1
The 2019-2020 FAFSA opens. Any student planning to attend college in the 2019-2020 academic year should file a FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
October 1
The PROMISE Scholarship application opens for the class of 2019.
March 1, 2019
Deadline to submit the FAFSA and complete the application to apply for the PROMISE Scholarship.
April 15, 2019
Deadline to submit the FAFSA to apply for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program.
April 15, 2019
The Nursing Scholarship application becomes available.
June 1, 2019
Deadline to apply for the Nursing Scholarship.

Upcoming Financial Aid Workshops

East Hardy High School
October 3 at 6 p.m.
Tyler Consolidated High School
October 3 at 6 p.m.
Buckhannon Upshur High School
October 4 at 8 a.m.
Greenbrier West High School
October 4 at 8 a.m.
Nicholas County High School
October 4 at 8 a.m.
Valley High School (Fayette)
October 4 at 4 p.m.
Gaston Caperton Center
October 4 at 5 p.m.
James Monroe High School
October 5 at 11 a.m.
Tygarts Valley High School
October 8 at 6 p.m.
Lincoln County High School
October 9 at 8 a.m.
Fairmont Senior High School
October 9 at 5:30 p.m.
East Fairmont High School
October 9 at 6 p.m.
Sissonville High School
October 9 at 6 p.m.
Spring Mills High School
October 9 at 6 p.m.
Wirt County High School
October 10 at 9 a.m.
Lewis County High School
October 10 at 4 p.m.
Huntington High School
October 11 at 8 a.m.
Doddridge High School
October 11 at 12 p.m.
Moorefield High School
October 11 at 2 p.m.
Moorefield High School
October 11 at 6 p.m.
Herbert Hoover High School
October 15 at 8 a.m.
Parkersburg South High School
October 15 at 4 p.m.
Magnolia High School
October 15 at 6 p.m.
Brooke High School
October 16 at 7 a.m.
Webster County High School
October 16 at 9 a.m.
Cross Lanes Christian School
October 16 at 10 a.m.
View more…
Note: We provide links to outside scholarship programs to help our students connect with resources to pay for postsecondary education. However, inclusion in this newsletter does not represent an endorsement of any outside organization, program, or cause.

RESOURCE: West Virginia State-Level Financial Aid Programs

The College Foundation of West Virginia

The College Foundation of West Virginia website has great resources to learn about career, college, high school  and financial aid planning.  To find out more check their website:

https://secure.cfwv.com/Home/_default.aspx

CFWV.com is accessible on a variety of phones, tablets and other devices. However, CFWV.com does not offer a mobile app at this time.

Be sure to search all available sources of financial aid information – local, state, and national – when you’re building your financial plan. Learn more about scholarships.

For a full listing to go:

https://secure.cfwv.com/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx

 

 

EVENT: 9th Annual College Application & Exploration Week Nov. 5 to 9 – Schools register to participate by Sept. 14

West Virginia’s ninth annual College Application and Exploration Week will be held November 5 – 9, 2018.

Register to participate!

What is it?

College Application and Exploration Week is one of CFWV’s three annual college-planning milestone events.*  Hundreds of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education classes across West Virginia participate each year.

College Application and Exploration Week is a chance for the entire school community to discuss college options and to promote college-going.

Counselors who register their school to participate by September 14, 2018, will receive a FREE event-planning toolkit!

Guidebooks will be available for digital download on the CFWV Resources microsite.

College Foundation of West Virginia – http://www.cfwv.com

 

About

College Application and Exploration Week is one of CFWV’s three annual college-planning milestone events.*  Hundreds of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education classes across West Virginia participate each year.

College Application and Exploration Week is a chance for the entire school community to discuss college options and to promote college-going.

The College Application and Exploration Week celebration in 2017 featured 131 elementary schools, 110 middle schools, 122 high schools, and 5 adult basic education centers!

Registration for the 2018 celebration is now open! Register your school to participate by September 14, 2018.

* The statewide FAFSA Completion and College Decision Day campaigns make up the other two.

Note: We realize that Election Day this year falls during the time span of College Application & Exploration Week. The campaign is always set to begin the week following the conclusion of the statewide College Day Tour, which is organized by the West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (WVACRAO). This helps to ensure that our colleges across the state are well staffed as students begin filling out college applicat

Young Bankers Club needs volunteers

 

Fifth Third Bank is looking for community volunteers for its Young Bankers Club program. This is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community and to assist our children with understanding the importance of financial literacy. Children who learn at an early age about finances and personal responsibility have valuable tools that will last a lifetime. That’s why Fifth Third Bank developed The Young Bankers Club—a unique hands-on financial literacy program geared toward fifth grade students. Youngsters learn first-hand the importance of saving and becoming educated consumers, while being mentored by banking professionals and dedicated community volunteers. This is where you can help. They need support from local non-profit organizations, businesses and members of the community. The commitment required of the mentors is 1.5 hours a week (includes preparation time) for 10 weeks and a mentor training session.

The program will be kicking off the first week of February, 2016. If you would like to volunteer for the Young Bankers Club program, please contact Gretchen Bias, AVP, Community and Economic Development at Fifth Third Bank by calling 304-696-5316 or by email at gretchen.bias@53.com. Become a Young Bankers Club mentor and change the life of a fifth grader forever!

Below are the dates and times for the Young Bankers Club classes and need for volunteers.
Explorer Academy
68 Holley Avenue
Huntington, WV 25705
Fridays
Prep Time: 9:30 a.m.
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Still need at least 3 volunteers)

Mary Ingles Elementary
Campbell’s Creek Drive
Tad, WV 25201
Tuesdays
Prep Time: 8:30 a.m.
Class Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(Still need at least 1 volunteer)

Ruffner Elementary
809 Litz Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Thursdays
Prep Time: 9:50 a.m.
Class Time: 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
(Still need at least 4 volunteers)

CONTACT:

Gretchen Bias, gretchen.bias@53.com
Fifth Third Bank
AVP – Community and Economic Development
1566 Hal Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25701
Ph: 304-696-5316
Fax: 844-210-4367
MD# 553021