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Current Scholarships

Mountwest Community & Technical College offers a variety of sponsored scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, area of study and financial need.

The deadline to apply for Fall 2021 scholarships is April 8, 2021.

View the basic guidelines below or download the complete Fall 2021 Sponsored Scholarship Guide.  All applications must be submitted online unless otherwise noted.  Students may apply for more than one scholarship. The portal to apply for Foundation sponsored scholarships is located here.

Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships require students to submit the application, a copy of their unofficial student transcript and one letter of recommendation by the deadline.  All transcripts and letters of recommendation should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Office of Student Services, Room 101.

West Virginia State Financial Aid Website:

Sponsored Scholarship

Advanced Technical Solutions Excellence in IT Scholarship

– A full-time Mountwest student with declared major of Information Technology.

– In good academic standing

-Demonstrated financial need

Allied Health Scholarship

– A Mountwest student with declared major in healthcare field.  Preference will be given to students who have met all prerequisites and have been formally accepted into the technical portion of their academic program.

– In good academic standing

CK Civic League Scholarship

– Must be a graduating senior in the Class of 2016 at Spring Valley High School (Wayne County, WV).

– have plans to attend Mountwest as a full-time student.

– Be in good academic standing, with a minimum 2.50 GPA.

– Filed a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Culinary Arts Scholarship

– A Mountwest student with declared major of Culinary Arts

– Show demonstrated financial need

– In good academic standing

Desiree L. Franklin Scholarship

– Recipient must be pursuing an industrial education degree.

– Preference will be given to children of coal miners.  Applicants should note this in the essay portion of their application.

Great Start Scholarship

– Must be a high school senior or first semester student at Mountwest.

– Must Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale.

– Be accepted to Mountwest with intentions of enrolling full-time or be currently enrolled full-time at Mountwest.

– Have a declared major in a technical field as defined in the Tech Scholars Scholarship below.

Karen S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

– Must be a cancer patient or survivor.

– Be a student at Mountwest with at least one semester completed at the time of award.

– Be in good academic standing with a 2/5 cumulative GPA or higher.

– Show demonstrated financial need.

Lisa Smith Kroening Scholarship

This scholarship provides for student expenses related to books and supplies.

– A full time student of Mountwest Community & Technical College

– Demonstrated financial need.

Mountwest Leadership Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship recognizes students for outstanding service and leadership in their school or community.  This scholarship is awarded to new and current students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a commitment to serving other.

Mountwest Leadership Scholarship recipients serve their community in many ways, from mentoring Head Start students and organizing youth groups to leading clean-up efforts and volunteering as interpreter.

– A 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale.

– Demonstrated participation in volunteer activities that improve the quality of life in your community.

– Demonstrated leadership in school/community service activities, clubs, organizations or extra-curricular activities.

– Submitted a Mountwest enrollment application

– Filed a Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Presidential Honors Scholarship

This scholarship is available to new and existing students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Priority will be given to Phi Theta Kappa students.

– A 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA average on 4.0 scale.

– Submitted a Mountwest enrollment application

-Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

William L. & Marie E. Redd Scholarship

– Full time student of Mountwest Community & Technical College.

– Enrolled in an associate degree program

– Resident of Cabell or McDowell counties, W.Va.

– African-American

Nell Elizabeth Cook Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

– First priority is given to a female student from Wyoming County, W.Va., preferably a student studying to become a paralegal.

– Second priority is given to a female student from West Virginia, preferably a student studying to become a paralegal.

– Third priority must be given to a West Virginia student at Mountwest Community & Technical College.

Tech Scholars Scholarship Program

This scholarship program provides opportunities for students to enroll and graduate from applied technology programs.  The purpose of this program is to support students pursuing certifications and degrees in high-demand, high-wage career fields.

Students with specific questions related to their financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid at 304.710.3370.

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