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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

NSPS Board of Directors Scholarship

This award is open to students entering their junior year of surveying studies. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Berntsen International Scholarship in Surveying

This award is for U.S. and international undergraduate students who are majoring in surveying or surveying technology. Students planning to graduate prior to December 2018 are not eligible. Please note: The award for two-year students is offered only in even-numbered years.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Gustavus B. Capito Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. students who are residents of West Virginia and are majoring in nursing at a college or university in West Virginia. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Rhudy Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in West Virginia who demonstrate academic excellence.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Paris Hudnall Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. graduating seniors of Riverside High School and are residents of West Virginia. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1300 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Adam S. Burford Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. students from West Virginia who are members of a Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and attend West Virginia University. The applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $900 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bowles, McDavid, Graff and Love Scholarship Fund

This award is for a first-year law school student who is a resident of West Virginia and attending West Virginia University. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bernice Pickens Parsons Scholarship Fund

This award is for a U.S. student from West Virginia who is pursuing education or training in the fields of library science, nursing, or para-professional training in the legal field. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1950 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Lawrence C. Yeardley Scholarship Fund

This award is for a U.S. undergraduate student who is a resident of West Virginia. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bernardine Bess Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. students who are graduating seniors at St. Albans High School, in St. Albans, West Virginia. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1200 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Michael W. McDaniel Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. graduating high school seniors and undergraduates who are residents of or graduates of a high school in Fayette County, WV, and possess a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Pauline Haddad Bsharah Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors or undergraduate students who are residents of West Virginia and are a graduating senior or a graduate of Sherman High School or Marsh Fork High School in West Virginia. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020