College. It is 7 letter word that means many different things to different people. The seven letter word is a game changer because by attending college, one increases their professional development by a great deal. Money does matter but you can’t make that the only reason you want to attend college. You need to have personal goals and satisfaction in your choices. The biggest problem with college is that the cost of a college degree in the United States has increased at least 12 fold in the past 30 years and this staggering figure actually outpaces the price inflation of consumer goods, medical expenses and food. There needs to be a way to be able to go to college and not graduate with an enormous debt after the 4+ years. Well, there is a way to at least help take some of the cost burden off the student. Scholarships are an excellent way to help you to pay for college and make sure you get the very best education you can!! Here at the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, we are excited to be able to award over $100, 000 in scholarships to students in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in May of 2018. There are some scholarships that are small, some large, some that will do a single gift while others will bridge over the 4 years of a traditional degree program. While there is a lot to put into the application process, the reward is well worth the work. We are also ready and willing to educate students on the processes and enjoy going out into the community to share and promote the opportunities here. Please check out the scholarship tab on the website and start your journey to success!