The Snowshoe Foundation – Scholarships

The deadline for submitting Scholarship Applications has passed. Thank you for your submissions.

2017 Educational Scholarship Application

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 to aid them in his/her learning such as computers, calculators, and other supplies.

*Funding is provided for undergraduate studies only.

*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 13, 2017 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, 2017.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit each of the following items:

  1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly).
  2. EFC Score from your FAFAS (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 official ACT scorecard and/or the official SAT scorecard.
  7. A personal essay. Please compose your essay in response to the statement below on no more than two double spaced pages. This document should not contain your name or identifying information.

Essay Question: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make and why?

The deadline for submitting Scholarship Applications has passed. Thank you for your submissions.