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.
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 - Due date extended to May 1, 2024
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
When in doubt, ask questions! Email email@example.com or call (304) 253-3806
Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards Beckley Area Foundation is a member of the National Council on Foundations, Philanthropy WV, , Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and WV Leave A Legacy. The Beckley Area Foundation annual audit, 990 and 990-T (if filed) are available for review in the BAF office. "WV residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement."