Grantmaking & Initiatives
The PACF is committed to increasing access to education and success for all students in our 11-county service area.
We are excited to announce that the PACF Consolidated Scholarship Application is now available for students to apply. To determine eligibility for over 150 scholarships, simply complete the application and the system will show which scholarships are available based on the information entered.
We are aware of the FAFSA technology issues and significant delays in getting Student Aid Reports (SARs) back. In response to these concerns, we are now providing an option to complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator tool at https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/ to use in place of the SAR. SARs are preferable but with the expected delays we do not want to create any barriers for students to apply for scholarships through the PACF. We will continue to monitor information released from the Department of Education about the FAFSA timeline and will contact applicants if we require verification at a later date.
Applicants can apply online at:
The deadline for submission is March 1, 2024. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Randolph by calling 304-428-4438 or by emailing email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck in your academic endeavors!
If you have previously received a scholarship from the Community Foundation that is renewable, you need to complete our renewal application to ensure the Foundation has your updated information. Applications are now being accepted.
Apply for the 2024 Vasan Family Scholarship for Academic Excellence here: Vasan Family Scholarship Application
You must meet the following criteria to apply:
Type of Student: HS Senior
HS: Parkersburg High School
GPA: 4.0 minimum
Based on: Academic excellence course work - (math, science, computer science, history, art, music, English, etc.); high level of academics, with assessment of rigor to include the number of courses completed and level of each course (e.g., honors, AP, dual credit); high achievement in academic activities, academic competitions and clubs, research, etc.
Type of Scholarship: One time
This scholarship does not require a FAFSA student aid report.
You may start your application, save it, and return to finish and submit it later. Be sure to save your username and password to access your application account and save any progress before exiting each session. After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive this email, your application has not been successfully submitted. You may contact the Foundation with any questions about this application process at: (304) 428-4438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have recently partnered with the GFWC WV (General Foundation of Women's Club WV) and Jan Dils Attorneys at Law to offer two new scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students can apply through our consolidated scholarship application above.
GFWC – West Virginia Scholarship Fund
- Type of Student: Post-Secondary or HS Senior
- Resident: WV
- GPA: 2.5 - 3.5
- Financial Need: Yes
- College Plans: WV institution
- Based on: Community service and volunteerism
- Type of Scholarship: One time
Jan Dils Foundation Scholarship for Veteran Recipients
- Type of Student: HS Senior or Post-Secondary
- HS: WV
- Based on: Veteran or Active Duty Military
- Type of Scholarship: One time
The following video walks high school students through the consolidated application process.
Please note there have been some changes to the FAFSA section of the video since its creation.
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