Civic and Business


Guidance counselors will make the following scholarship applications available at the appropriate times. Students are strongly urged to talk individually with their counselors about their college plans, intended majors, etc. It is important to listen to announcements daily .

 

  AMERICA's JUNIOR MISS
Female, 3.5-4.0 GPA, High ACT-SAT test scores, talent, application, interview, program; deadline - Dec. 15; contact - WV Junior Miss Chairman, Rick Mathena, PO Box 3005, Bluewell, WV 24701, 304-589-6296; email-
cacres@inetone.net
 
       
 
 
  ETHEL N. BOWEN FOUNDATION
Requirement - all areas of study, biography, interview, academics, need, WV or VA resident; deadline - April 30 ; contact - First Century Bank, Bluefield, WV 24701, 325-8181
 
 
 
  Burger King Scholarship
Requirement: GPA, activities, service, work for Burger King a plus; contact-- local Burger King Restaurant;
www.bkscholars.csfa.org
 
 
 
  Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
Outstanding ACT or SAT test scores and 4.0 GPA.; high school will select one or two students to compete based upon the size of the senior class; deadline-March 15; limited monetary awards; contact-- WV State College & University Systems of WV Central Office, 3110 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston, WV 25364
 
 
 
  CITIZENS TELECOM
Requirement - child of an employee, performance on PSAT/MNSQT taken as a junior; deadline – October ; amount varies from $500 to $3,000; contact - 210 Bland St., Bluefield, WV 24701; phone - (304) 325-1234 or 1-800-432-9545
 
 
 
  CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL
Local and international awards for member of school Jr. Civitan groups; contact-- school sponsor
 
 
 
  CRUISE FOUNDATION
Requirement - grade point average, interview and need; amount varies; awarded as funds available; Deadline - March 15 ; contact - First Community Bank, Bluefield, WV 24701; phone-325-7151
 
 
 
 

EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS (All Based on Available Funds)

  • Phi Delta Kappa— Requirement: application, scholarship, essay; thirty awards nationally; deadline – Jan. 23; contact – Phi Delta Kappa International, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789
  • PDK (local scholarship)—Requirement: Mercer/Tazewell County resident, 3.5 GPA, Education Major, attend Concord, Bluefield State or Bluefield College; deadline –Jan. 23; contact - Guidance Counselor
  • Alpha Delta Kappa— Requirement: Senior female education major to attend Bluefield College, Bluefield State or Concord College; $500 award; Bluefield Chapter, Alpha Mu, has a 4-year renewable scholarship for a qualified recipient and, therefore, may not present a new scholarship yearly; application and recommendations required by April 1; the Princeton Chapter, Alpha Elpison, sponsors a small scholarship for a senior female education major from PikeView or Princeton High Schools; application and recommendations required by May 1
  • Delta Kappa Gamma— Female; $250 award; deadline – Feb. 15; contact - Counselor
  • Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program— Requirements: Top ten percent of graduating class, planning to attend a WV college and be a full-time student in teacher education with plans to enter the teaching profession; one nomination per county; central office will choose from applicants; deadline – March 15 (Must be repaid if recipient does not teach in US)
  • MOST --Teacher scholarships by C & P Telephone for outstanding WVU students; tuition and fee scholarships during four years of study at WVU; requirement – WV resident, GPA of 3.0, ACT score of 23 (Loans will be forgiven when graduate has taught two years in WV.)
  • Technology Education Teaching Scholarship-- $500; Technology Education as a major, GPA, application, essay, recommendation, preference given to Technology Student Association member; contact – Alta McDaniel, State TSA Advisor, WV Department of Ed, Building 6, Room 243, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, East, Charleston, WV 25305; 304-558-2194; deadline -- March 10
 
 
 
 

ELKS FOUNDATION

  • Most Valuable Student-- Need, leadership, GPA; offers over 1,000 college scholarships; awards range from $1,000 to $6,000; lengthy application; deadline - Jan. 15 ; contact Bluefield Elks Lodge 269, Box 1217, Bluefield, WV 24701 or Princeton Elks Lodge 108, Douglas Street, Princeton, WV 24740;
  • Elks Memorial Scholarship-- Attend Concord College, GPA, need; $750 award; contact - Princeton Elks Lodge; deadline - April 15
  • Elks Scholarship for student majoring in Special Education-- Two $4,000, three $2,000 awards; contact - Elks Lodge in Bluefield or Princeton or Project Board of Directors - W.C. DeWeese, 527 Woodland Circle, Morgantown, WV 26505; deadline - March 1
 
 
 
  THE GRETER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Information may be obtained from The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Committee, PO Box 3041, Charleston, WV 25331 or (304)346-3620; FAFSA and lengthy application with recommendations, essay, transcript required by Feb. 15; Mercer County students may be eligible for the following scholarships: Joseph C. Basile, W.P. Black Scholarship, SCPA Scholarship, Mountaineer Gas Company Scholarship, several Nursing Scholarships
 
 
 
  HEALTH CAREERS
Scholarships/loans available from Bluefield Regional Medical Center and Princeton Community Hospital; amounts from $500 to $750 per semester; must work for hospital in lieu of paying back the amount of the award; contact--Hospital Personnel Director
 
 
 
  MERCER COUNTY ACADEMIC BOOSTERS
Recognition of graduating seniors with a GPA of 95 - 100 or ranked #1 or #2 in their class; $100 US Savings Bond; Four $1,000 Scholarships for those seniors with 95 GPA or an ACT of 24; transcript, application, essays, and recommendations for 4 scholarships; $100 US Savings Bond to each National Merit Semi-finalist & Finalist; deadline - March 10
 
 
 
  MERCER COUNTY READING COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
Major in reading or English language arts field, need, recommendations, application; $300 award; contact - Terry Quesenberry, Principal, Brushfork Elementary School; phone 304-325-7066
 
 
 
  MOOSE SCHOLARSHIPS
Requirement – father must belong to Moose Lodge, 2.5 GPA, $1,000; contact – Local Moose Lodge or Mr. Fredie Freeman, Scholarship Chairman, Moose Lodge No. 1070 at 304-327-7626; deadline– Jan. 15
 
 
 
  LITTLE GENERAL STORE, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
Students in store's Marketing area; $1,000; GPA, activities, honors, goals, 3 References; deadline - May 15 ; contact-- Little General Store Scholarship, PO Box 908, Beckley, WV 25802
 
 
 
  QUOTA CLUB - BLUEFIELD AND PRINCETON CHAPTERS
Major in Speech Pathology or Speech related field, need, GPA; Bluefield students served by Bluefield Chapter; Princeton students served by Princeton Chapter; awards vary; contact-- a group member; deadline - May 1
 
 
 
  PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA
One $1,000 award with sponsoring franchise; based on creative ability, community involvement, academic achievement, meaningful objectives achieved, goals, leadership, character, athletic achievement; deadline – January 30 ; contact Scholarly Pursuits, Inc., 1230 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 111, Louisville, KY 40222, 1-800-865-9373;
email-pjscholars@aol.com ; Local-304-431-7272; Bluefield, VA-540-322-5646
 
 
 
  PROFESSIONAL SECRETARIES INTERNATIONAL
Bluefield Chapter - major in secretarial studies in a Mercer County college; deadline - March 1
 
 
 
  RANDOLPH HEARST UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM
Requirement – class officer, student body officer or representative, junior or senior; must take test on current events; deadline – Sept. 15; contact – Student Council Sponsor
 
 
 
  ROTARY CLUB
Bluefield and Princeton Groups - awards and amounts vary; top ten percent of class, attend WV school, application, and recommendations; deadline - April 1
 
 
 
  RURITAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL GRANT AND LOANS
Need, character, GPA, academic promise, recommended by two active Ruritans; amounts vary based on need; deadline - April 1 ; contact - Ruritan National Foundation, Box 487, Dublin, VA 24084
 
 
 
  SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP PROGARM
Requirement – high school senior, citizen of US, 3.5 GPA in 10 th and 11 th grades, 90 th percentile on SAT, essay, GPA, activities; deadline – Dec. 12 & Jan. 9; contact – Educational Relations Division, SAE, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096; 412-772-8534
 
 
 
  SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION DETACHMENT OF WV
Can be son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of American Legion member, American Legion Auxiliary member, or a member of the Sons of the American Legion; attend WV school; $1,000; GPA, need, application, essay; deadline-January 17
 
 
 
  SONS OF ITALY
Requirement - Students of Italian-American heritage, students whose parent/grandparent is an active member of the local lodge; several $1,000 awards; application, interview, GPA, activities; contact - Al Modena, Scholarship Chairman, 4 Windsor Circle Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605
 
 
 
  SAM WALTON SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM, WAL-MART FOUNDATION
Requirements – extracurricular and work activities, financial need; $1,000; contact – local Wal-Mart store manager; deadline – Jan. 31; finalists to be interviewed
 
 
 
  WEST VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' SCHOLARSHIP
Education major, GPA, need, application, recommendations; deadline - April 15 ; contact - Virginia Baughman, WVARSE Scholarship Chairman, 332 S. Main Street, Philippi, WV 26416
 
 
 
  WEST VIRGINIA CONGRESS OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS, INC.
Requirements – Need, GPA, application, transcript, recommendations, community service, character; deadline – March 15 ; contact – Scholarship Selection Committee, WVPTA, PO Box 3557, Parkersburg, WV 26103-3557
 
 
 
  WEST VIRGINIA SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR'S ASSOCIATION
Two $750 scholarships; 3.0 GPA, major in Agriculture, Forestry, Engineering, Resource Conservation; WV college, application and references; deadline – March 6; contact – Southern Soil Conservation District, 475 Ragland Road, Beckley, WV 25801; (304) 253-0261
 
 
 
 
YOUTH CONSERVATION GROUPS
The Rick Vecellio Memorial Conservation Scholarship - renewable $2,500 scholarship; requirement - member of the Youth Conservation Program; contact - Diana Givens, Coordinator, Youth Conservation Program, WV Div. of Natural Res., 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East, Building 3, Room 732, Charleston, WV 25364
 
 

 WEST VIRGINIA JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL SENATE (US SENATE FOUNDATION)
Requirement – High school senior entering college with record of academic scholarship, leadership ability, financial need, and other criteria. Twelve $1,000 grants nationwide and 2 state $250 scholarships. 
Deadline – postmarked by January 3, 2012; contact – E.J. Miller #50983, 67 E. Frazier Ave., Wheeling, WV  26003 -- (304) 233-8428 ejm50983@comcast.net.