Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted; the due date was March 1st, 2023.
BAF Renewal applications due
BAF Scholarship application open
BAF Scholarship applications are due (Any application left in draft will not be reviewed)
Do not forget to apply for the PROMISE Scholarship
Scholarship recipient announcement
Second semester transcripts due for renewals
Must accept award and confirm your personal info & which school you are attending (This is required before payments are made)
Checks will be mailed to the schools
How to apply...
The Beckley Area Foundation provides oversight for 190 scholarship funds established by individuals, firms and organizations wishing to assist students in furthering their education. While the majority of scholarships benefit Raleigh County applicants there are others designated for Fayette, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, Webster, and Wyoming students.
BAF’s application process uses a ‘universal approach’ allowing the applicant to be directed to multiple
scholarship opportunities, for which they are eligible, while completing only one common application.
Following the creation of an account you will click the Apply button for the Universe,
then complete the application's common questions.
The next page will be a confirmation message identifying the scholarship opportunities for which you
are eligible to apply, and which scholarships require answering supplemental questions.
You will need to review your additional scholarship opportunities, then select and complete supplemental
questions for the Opportunities you have chosen to pursue.
Hints for Applying
Deadlines matter -- plan to meet early deadlines, if applicable.
Don't delay in filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)!
Complete all questions accurately.
Remember to upload required supplemental documents.
Retain a copy of all documents for your records.
Use your full legal name -- no nicknames!
Name on your application must match the name on your social security card.
When in doubt, ask questions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 253-3806
Additional scholarship opportunities: These scholarships have a separate application. These scholarships also appear on the apply page. Make sure to use them only if you are eligible for the award.
Oceana High School Alumni Class of 1966 (Must be a Westside High School Senior)
WV Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators (Must be descendant of a member of this organization)
Chloe E. O'Neal Education Scholarship Fund for People with Disabilities (Students with disabilities to pay tuition to private and Christian schools in Raleigh County)
The following scholarships funded by BAF do not have an application process. Collegiate admissions & financial aid offices evaluate students and make award recommendations based on established criteria.
Concord University The following scholarships are provided by funds held at BAF, however the application and selection process is managed completely by the university. To apply or for more information, please visit Beckley Area Foundation Scholarships at Concord University Jerry L. & Jean D. Beasley Scholarship Concord University – Beckley Area Scholarship Dorothy Elizabeth Lazenby Leslie E. Lilly and Family Albert Pennington Memorial Wilkes Family J. W. “Jim” and Sallie Word, Jr.
Bluefield State College Nursing Scholarships No application submission is required. Every Bluefield State College nursing student will be reviewed for consideration of available BAF scholarships according to each scholarship’s specific criteria and student level of financial need. Ernest and Clara Bailey Memorial Dan Janutolo Memorial Fund Dr. F. J. Moore and Maurnetia L. Moore Memorial Fund Ora and Roy Oberholtzer Memorial Scholarship Fund
University of Charleston – Beckley Campus Scholarships No application submission is required. Every new UC Beckley student will be reviewed for consideration for available BAF scholarships according to each scholarship’s specific criteria and student level of financial need.
Ashton, Bledsoe, McCulloch, Tieche Doctor’s T. Arlene Beasley Daniel and Cynthia Bickey Dr. A. G. Bowles Ruby A. Carter Paul and Ruth Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship Hylton Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Bethel Phillips Memorial Scholarship Claude Phillips Memorial Scholarship Dr. Charles H. Polk Albert M. Tieche Memorial Wiseman Family Wyoming County Medical Field Scholarship