Snowshoe Foundation
2018 Educational Scholarships

General Information

The Snowshoe Foundation is dedicated to financially investing in its community and advocates for the pursuit of higher education within Pocahontas, Randolph, and Webster counties of West Virginia. We support individuals with the desire to better both themselves and their community. Scholarship awards will be made on the basis of merit, individual accomplishments, and evidence of leadership. Financial need and other special circumstances may also be considered.

Support from the Snowshoe Foundation is given in the form of cash grants.

*The Foundation typically gives funding for capital assets like tuition, books, and housing.
*This does not preclude funding for other supplies that one might need in his/her learning such as computers, calculators, and other supplies.
*Funding is provided for undergraduate, technical, and career education.
*Scholarships may be awarded up to $3,000.

Submit completed unbound application and supporting documents to:

Snowshoe Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Scholarships
P.O. Box 130
Snowshoe, WV 26209

No later than Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:30pm

Following the application deadline, the Foundation will forward all completed applications and related documents to the selection committee. All applicants whether they are awarded a scholarship or not, will be notified by May 31, 2018.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit each of the following items (if any of these are missing, you will be disqualified):

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly).

2. EFC Score from your FAFSA (do not need the entire FAFSA, only the page with the EFC Score)

3. Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information, including school & community activities.

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from your choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individuals with significant knowledge of your experience and involvement. These must be current signed letters of recommendations.

5. An official and recent high school or college transcript with cumulative grade point average.

6. The ACT scorecard, the official SAT scorecard, or the WIN Career Readiness scorecard.

7. A personal essay. Choose one question from below and compose your essay on no more than two double spaced pages. This document should not contain your name or identifying information.

Essay Questions

How has your family background affected the way you see the world?


Tell us about a conversation you’ve had that changed your perspective or was otherwise meaningful to you.

Essay Rubric Scorecard

2018 Scholarship Application Online Form

2018 Scholarship Application PDF Form

This application includes non-traditional students.

The Snowshoe Foundation requires that you recognize or promote its support of you and your educational goals. In your final report, you will be asked to submit news articles, signs, newsletters, and any other publicity about your receipt of this scholarship.