West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Additional Financial Aid And Planning Resources

Help offset higher education costs by learning more about the grant opportunities provided to family's in West Virginia.
There are numerous resources available online to help you learn how to pay for education and training beyond high school. This website provides a good overview of the the available resources such as grants, scholarships, student loans and work study, etc.
Explore your career options by utilizing the career planning resources available here. Learn more about individual careers, perform a self-assessment to locate a career that is best suited for your interests and abilities and view a comprehensive listing of careers.
This site will help you find information on how to prepare and fund education after high school.
The purpose of WV-FAIR is to increase parents' awareness about the range of financial aid opportunities available for their children in postsecondary education. WV-FAIR's work, therefore, will focus on three activities: (1) Developing informational materials, (2) Conducting outreach to parents and (3), Providing parents with additional follow-up information and technical assistance.
There are numerous resources available online to help you learn how to pay for education and training beyond high school. This website provides a good overview of the the available resources such as grants, scholarships, student loans and work study, etc.
Learn more about the numerous grant opportunities available to West Virginian's to further education objectives.
This higher education grant application is to be used by students who are interested in applying for financial assistance to cover the costs of courses taken at participating educational institutions while attending school.
Are you thinking about going to college? Whether the decision has already been made or is still years away, please browse through our Planner Timeline, which we have designed to help you prepare for college. Please note that although you can complete most of the necessary tasks in your junior or senior years of high school, you should start planning as early as the eighth grade. Not only will this improve your chances of getting into your college of choice, but it will also make applying much easier.
Continuing your education beyond high school may require less money than you think. Every year, West Virginians receive over $150 million in federal and state financial aid. If you’re going to need help paying for your education, you’re not alone. Most families explore financial aid to help pay for education, and you have plenty of options. Many free resources are available, so you don’t have to pay anyone to help you find financial aid or apply for it. High school counselors and college financial aid offices are all ready to help you.
This online resource provides a comprehensive search for scholarships available to West Virginia Students. Search by keyword or based on personal information.
This is the online application for West Virginia's merit-based PROMISE Scholarship and need-based Higher Education Grant Programs.