2021 Educational Scholarship Application
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.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
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.
P.O. Box 130
Snowshoe, WV 26209
No later than
Friday, March 5, 2021 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, 2021.
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 (see attached form that must be completed) 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**. Compose your essay on no more than two double spaced pages. This document should not contain your name or identifying information.
**see attached rubric for details.
If you would like to learn more about eligibility requirements, how to apply for a Snowshoe Foundation Scholarship, or would like to nominate a student for consideration, please contact our office at: (304) 572-8500.
“It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.” – Malala Yousafzai
Personal Essay Topic:Tell us why your are passionate about your chosen field of study? Who is someone that you aspire to be like?
*Recommendation letters must completed and returned to student to turn in with application.
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.
Snowshoe Foundation Scholarship Eligibility and Application
Scholarship applications must be submitted by organizations or individuals in the community and will be evaluated as to their merit by the Snowshoe Foundation allocation committee. Individual accomplishments and evidence of leadership are factors that will be considered when awarding scholarships. Financial need and special circumstances may also be considered. The Snowshoe Foundation has contributed over $37,000 to support the higher education of high-achieving students throughout the communities we serve, in addition to the Pocahontas County CVB Scholarship Partnership, the Davis & Elkins College Highland Scholar Program, and similar programs. Support is provided as cash grant scholarships for undergraduate studies in amounts of up to $3,000. Funds are intended to be used for educational expenses such as tuition, books, housing, as well as necessary learning aids and supplies.
Breaking Down Barriers to Quality College Education
Snowshoe Foundation Scholarships reduce financial hardship on students and families. The funding that we provide helps eliminate one of the most common barriers to pursuit of a quality college education. We strive to provide academic and professional development opportunities to give back to local communities. Generous donations from local businesses and residents enable our Foundation to continue to provide much-needed opportunities in our rural mountain communities. Scholarships are awarded at our annual Winter Benefit Dinner.
Help Support the Snowshoe Foundation’s Grant Program
If you are an individual or business owner interested in supporting the Snowshoe Foundation Scholarship Program, you may wish to consider participating in our fundraisers. We also accept direct donations.