Kids’ Chance of West Virginia scholarships are available to West Virginia students between the ages of 15 – 23 whose parent or legal guardian was seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in a documented, work-related accident. The scholarship may be used to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate from an accredited vocational or trade school, college or university in any field of study.

Scholarship recipients are selected based upon their academic performance, evaluation of need for financial assistance, personal leadership and their demonstrated and potential contributions to their schools and communities.

Each scholarship provides a minimum of $1,000 which may be used for tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year, but may be considered for renewal up to five years. To be eligible for ongoing support, the individual must be a full-time student in good standing, with a minimum 2.5 grade point average and ongoing need for financial assistance.

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Application Process
Kids’ Chance of West Virginia scholarships are administered by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Scholarships are for one year only; a renewal application must be filed for subsequent years.

To apply, complete the foundation’s online scholarship application at The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Application. In addition to the application, students must submit the foundation’s financial form, the first page of the most recent federal income tax return for their family, grade transcript and letters of recommendation. The application deadline is January 15. The foundation processes the applications for review and approval by the scholarship selection committee. Recipients will be notified by May 15.

For more information about the application and selection process, contact:
Susan Hoover
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation