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Student Programs

The Mollohan Foundation provides many opportunities for students through various scholarships and student programs. These programs provide West Virginia students with assistance for their college education. The goal of our programs is to give students an opportunity to further their education and understand the range of opportunities that are available within their home state. The many different student programs offer a variety of scholarship, internship, and loan opportunities.

Please note that to be eligible for our student programs, all students must be attending, or planning to attend, a college, University, or post-high school degree program in the state of West Virginia as well as be a graduate, or upcoming graduate, of an in-state high school.

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Deadline for 2017 Scholarship Applications:

All scholarship items must be emailed or postmarked by Friday, March 31, 2017, in order to be applicable for this scholarship season.

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Scholarships

The scholarships offered through the Mollohan Foundation vary on amounts, eligibility, criteria and application requirements. Many scholarship recipients will be eligible for paid internship opportunities within their field of study, as well as college loans that can be partially or fully forgiven if the student decides to live and work in West Virginia after their college graduation.

Please note that to be eligible for our scholarship program, all students must be attending, or planning to attend, a college, University, or post-high school degree program in the state of West Virginia as well as a graduate, or upcoming graduate, of an in-state high school.

Open the General Scholarship Application Requirements below to get started on the application process and then proceed by clicking on the scholarship you’re interested in applying for. Please be sure to read the details and application directions carefully before applying as each scholarship has different rules and requirements. For any further information or questions on the scholarship application process, feel free to contact us via email at info@mollohanfoundation.org, or by phone at (304) 333-6783.

General Scholarship Application Requirements

  • All students must complete the online scholarship application by clicking on the scholarship they wish to apply for, below. Be sure to include your SAT or ACT scores if these are not included on your transcript. Make sure you include a typed resume and Letter of Intent if required by the specific scholarship.

  • Have your counselor mail us official transcripts from each school you’ve attended – high schools and colleges – including transfers. These must be sealed upon arrival with the counselor/registrar’s signature or an official seal on the back of the envelope.

  • Two evaluation forms must be submitted for each scholarship you’re applying for. One evaluation must be a teacher. Evaluations can be sent in by mail or submitted through email.

  • You must be attending a college, University, or post-high school degree program in the state of West Virginia to be eligible for all of our available scholarships.

  • Additional requirements for each scholarship (such as a Letter of Intent) may be required, but not stated in this general overview of application requirements. Be sure to read detailed instructions on the scholarship you’re applying for before submitting your scholarship.
Download Evaluation Form Here

High Technology Scholars Program

The High Technology Scholars Program offers a $500 scholarship, in addition to internship and loan opportunities, to West Virginia high school seniors who plan on majoring in a technology-related field at a West Virginia University or college. The student applying must be from one of the following counties: Barbour, Brooke, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel, or Wood.

Download Application Here

Dr. Roberto F. Cunanan, D.C. Memorial Scholarship

The Roberto F. Cunanan, D.C. Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to a senior from Bridgeport High School who is planning to attend a college or University in West Virginia and excels both academically and athletically.

Download Application Here

Mary Olive Eddy Jones Art Scholarship

The Mary Olive Eddy Jones Art Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to a sophomore or junior student in attendance at a college or University in West Virginia who is currently majoring in an art-related field.

Download Application Here

Martha Stuart Oden Scholarship

The Martha Stuart Oden Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to a senior from Greenbrier East High School who is planning to attend a college or post-high school degree program in West Virginia.

Download Application Here

Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship

The Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to a West Virginia female who is currently attending, or a senior student who is planning to attend, Glenville State College.

Download Application Here

Carl R. Morris Memorial Scholarship

The Carl R. Morris Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to Calhoun County students who are committed to education and community, and currently attend, or are planning to attend, either Alderson-Broaddus College, Glenville State College or West Virginia University. The student must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Download Application Here

Scholarships FAQs

How will I get my scholarship money? 2016-11-03T14:21:04+00:00

The scholarship check will be mailed directly to your school and will be made payable to you and the school. All scholarship checks are mailed at the end of the summer, unless prior arrangements are made. Emails will be sent out to each recipient once their check has been mailed.

What can the scholarship money be used for? 2016-12-09T15:11:36+00:00

The scholarship money is sent directly to your school. Therefore, the money can be used for anything that is paid for through your school. For example, scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or meal plans.

How will I know if I received a scholarship? 2016-12-09T15:12:52+00:00

Once we receive your completed application, the Foundation will send you an email stating that we have your application on file. If you receive a scholarship, you will receive an award letter in the mail. If you have a question about the status of your application, you can always contact the Foundation at info@mollohanfoundation.org.

How much are the scholarships for? 2016-12-09T15:13:50+00:00

Each scholarship is a different amount. Please look at the scholarship details to verify the amounts.

Do I have to be attending school in West Virginia to receive a scholarship? 2016-11-03T14:19:13+00:00

Yes, all scholarships require you to be attending an in-state school or degree program in order to receive a scholarship.

Internships

The internship program was started during the summer of 2001 to encourage students to stay in or return to West Virginia after college graduation. The program was developed to enrich the student’s educational experience by providing them with work experience in the field of study they wish to pursue. The internships provide opportunities for students to learn what types of jobs are available in West Virginia and how the different companies could potentially be related to their field of study. The program is supported by local and statewide companies. Many of the internships are provided by the high technology companies located in the I-79 Technology Park. Every scholarship winner is eligible to apply for a summer internship, however positions may be limited in specific fields and areas of the state. For more information on the internship program, you can email us directly at info@mollohanfoundation.org, or call us at (304) 333-6783.

If interested in becoming a charter member of the technology internship program of the Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., please email us to request an Intern.

Internships FAQs

Are the internships paid? 2016-11-03T14:39:10+00:00

Payment is at the discretion of each company and will depend on each company’s individual budget. We prefer that the internships be paid. The Mollohan Foundation does not provide funding for internship programs.

How many hours does an intern have to work? 2016-11-03T14:39:14+00:00

It is up to the individual company to set the number of hours an intern will work. Either part time or full time is acceptable. Again, make sure the intern and their supervisor are aware of the time commitment in the beginning so there are no misunderstandings later.

When does the student begin their internships with the company? 2016-11-03T14:39:18+00:00

Usually an intern will begin in mid-May and work through July or early August. It is up to the company to establish a timeframe that meets their needs and that of the student. This should be discussed with the student during the selection process.

What careers do you cater to for interns? 2016-12-09T15:22:51+00:00

We primarily cater to careers in the high-tech sector. When we select the winners of our High Technology Scholarship, we look for students who are majoring in computer science, software engineering, biometrics, physics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. However, because we offer other scholarships that are not necessarily high-tech related, we also have interns interested in other career fields such as business, accounting, education, art, graphic design, nursing, history, and architecture.

How are interns placed in a company? 2016-11-03T14:39:27+00:00

Students fill out an internship request form in the winter/spring prior to the month of May. These forms are accompanied by a resume. The Program Manager of the Mollohan Foundation will sort through these applications and forward their resume and application to companies that might be good matches for both the candidate and the company. The company then selects the candidate(s) they want as part of their team.   

Who is eligible for internships through the Mollohan Foundation? 2016-11-03T14:39:31+00:00

Both current high school graduates and college level students who have received a Mollohan Foundation scholarship are eligible for internship placement through our program.   

What is the purpose of this program? 2016-11-03T14:22:25+00:00

The purpose of our internship program is to bring a supply of native talent to sectors of the business community that are trying to grow to support and diversify the economy of West Virginia. By linking bright, young West Virginians together with companies in north central West Virginia, we are allowing students to not only gain hands-on, practical experience, but we are building connections that will hopefully keep our talented workforce from leaving the state.

Scholarship Loan Incentive Program (SLIP)

The Scholarship Loan Incentive Program was created by the Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation in 2002 to further provide assistance that will help encourage talented West Virginia students to enter a career within their home state by offering loans at favorable terms with the option of debt forgiveness. Loans are made payable directly to the student and the college for the use of tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses approved by the Foundation. In order to be eligible, you must be a Mollohan scholar with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 who demonstrates financial need.

If you are interested in applying for a loan from The Mollohan Foundation, please fill out the SLIP Application below and mail it to the address listed on our Contact page, or save the completed application and email it to us at info@mollohanfoundation.org. For more information on the SLIP program, you can email us directly at info@mollohanfoundation.org, or call us at (304) 333-6783.

SLIP FAQs

What can the loan money be used for and how will I receive it? 2016-11-03T14:38:41+00:00

Loans are made payable directly to the student and the college for the use of tuition, fees, books and other educational expenses approved by the Foundation.

Do I have to apply each year for a loan? 2016-11-03T14:38:46+00:00

Yes, an annual application is required.

How much money can I receive? 2016-11-03T14:38:50+00:00

Students may apply for up to $2,000 per academic year. The maximum loan amount awarded will not exceed $8,000 or $2,000/year for four years.

How does the scholarship loan work? 2016-11-03T14:38:55+00:00

After receiving a scholarship from the Foundation, a student may request a loan application. If the student is granted a loan, the student has the option to turn the borrowed amount into a scholarship requiring no repayment. A student’s loan will be forgiven up to $2,000 for each period of twelve consecutive months of full-time employment in a job that contributes to the development and advancement of the West Virginia economy. The borrower will have up to six months from the date of graduation to find employment in West Virginia before the loan repayment begins. However, if the student fails to work in West Virginia after college, the student will be required to repay the borrowed amount plus interest.

Who qualifies to apply for a scholarship loan? 2016-11-03T14:39:00+00:00

To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must have attended high school in West Virginia
  • Must be a recipient of a Foundation scholarship
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
What is the purpose of the scholarship loan incentive program? 2016-11-03T14:39:05+00:00

The purpose is to encourage talented West Virginia students to enter a career within their home state by offering loans at favorable terms with the option of debt forgiveness.