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REMINDER: IF YOU ARE RECEIVING THE PROMISE, YOU MUST FILE A FAFSA BEFORE MARCH 1. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL FORFEIT YOUR PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP.

The PROMISE scholarship is a merit-based financial aid program, which means students who reach certain academic goals are eligible to receive funds to help pay for college. Eligible 2013 high school graduates will receive annual awards up to $4,750 to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at public or independent institutions in West Virginia.

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The PROMISE Scholarship is a merit-based financial aid program for West Virginia residents. Students who achieve certain academic goals are eligible to receive funds to help pay for college. Eligible high school graduates will receive annual awards up to $4,750 to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at public or independent institutions in West Virginia.

****PROMISE Scholarship Eligibility Requirements****

Timeline for the Class of 2014

NOVEMBER 1, 2013: The PROMISE Scholarship Application becomes available.

JANUARY 1, 2014: The 2014-15 FAFSA will be available on www.fafsa.ed.gov
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MARCH 1, 2014: PROMISE Application and FAFSA Filing Deadline

  • Students must complete the PROMISE Scholarship Application (Application for State-Level Financial Aid Programs) by this date. Students may use their eighth semester (typically the spring semester of their senior year) grades to achieve PROMISE eligibility (3.0 GPA in the [[/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Promise/Course_Requirements.aspx|core classes]] and overall), but must apply by March 1st.
  • In order to be considered for the PROMISE Scholarship, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the Federal Student Aid Processing Center on or before March 1, 2014, and meet the conditions for processing.
APRIL 2014
Initial award letters are mailed to PROMISE Scholars.
JUNE 7, 2014: SAT
Last date to take the SAT to establish scholarship eligibility (reasoning test only). Scores will not be accepted for any SAT taken after June 7, 2014.
JUNE 14, 2014: ACT
Last date to take the ACT (national test only) to establish scholarship eligibility. Scores will not be accepted for any ACT taken after June 14, 2014.
**PROMISE Scholarship Renewal Requirements**
**Summer PROMISE Scholarship Awards**

Community Service for PROMISE Scholarship Applicants

Applicants for PROMISE Scholarship awards are strongly urged to perform at least 20 hours of unpaid community service while in high school and college. The community service may include, but is not limited to, participating with non-profit, governmental, institutional or community-based organizations designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, meet the needs of community residents or foster civic responsibility.

PROMISE Scholarship Program Contact Information

PROMISE Scholarship Program Staff 1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700 Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-4618 or 1 (877) 987-7664 promise@hepc.wvnet.edu
**Frequently Asked Questions**