2016 George & Holly Wood Hancock Scholars – Ayana Feliciano, Zachary Crooms, & Raeshean Simmons were three of nearly 50 students who received a total of over $93,000 in Community Foundation scholarships last year.
2017 Scholarship Deadline is March 1st
Eastern Panhandle students have until March 1st to apply for nearly $100,000 in scholarships from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. More than 70 scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to students from Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties this spring.
The Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications by US mail or students may deliver them in person to the Foundation office at 229 E. Martin Street (Suite 4) in Martinsburg. “Having students compile hard copies of all the necessary forms and documents gives them the opportunity to review their application thoroughly,” stated Amy Pancake, EWVCF Scholarship Coordinator. “It seems as if there are fewer incomplete applications this way and with 44 endowed funds granting more than 70 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 each, there’s been a tremendous amount of interest in our program this year.” Each scholarship has its own individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements crafted by donors to provide area students with opportunities to pursue an advanced education. Following a competitive process, scholarship awards are announced at the Community Foundation’s annual Scholars & Donors Reception at the Purple Iris in May.
A listing of available scholarships, as well as the application instructions, can be downloaded from the Community Foundation’s website, www.EWVCF.org. Completed applications may be submitted by US mail or delivered in person to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, 229 East Martin Street, Suite 4, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Submissions must be postmarked or delivered by the March 1 deadline.
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1995. Led by a local board of directors and a staff of three, EWVCF serves Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Hampshire, and Hardy counties. It provides financial stewardship for more than 210 endowment funds, holds approximately $20 million in total assets under management, and awards between $600,000 and $750,000 in grants and scholarships annually. There are more than 700 community foundations across America, with each one serving donors and nonprofit organizations in a distinct geographic region. Information about the Community Foundation can be found on their web site at www.EWVCF.org or by calling 304-264-0353.