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Scholarship Award Guidelines 

Applicant must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

  • Letter of Essay addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation about yourself and your college plans (college/university, intended major, and anticipated start date). Letter should not exceed one (1) page.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individuals with significant knowledge of applicant’s character.

  • An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank must be emailed by a school representative to

  • Personal Essay. Essay must be at least 1-2 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt / Time New Roman font. Essay shall contain no grammatical errors.

Criteria For Determining Awards:

  • Application, recommendations, essay and acceptance letter MUST be submitted to the Scholarship Committee to by February 15th 11:59pm

  • Quality and Personalization of Your Essay

  • Strength of Recommendations

  • Overall GPA & Academic Progress

Scholarship Recipients:

  • Applicant will be notified by email March 22

  • Yearly recipients notifications will be posted on our website and in the local paper, The Martinsburg Journal.

  • Scholarship Awards will be sent directly to the school on your behalf.

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