To qualify for the Hope Scholarship for the 23-24 academic year as a NEW applicant, a student must be a West Virginia resident and be one of the following:
- Eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year
- Enrolled full-time in a West Virginia public elementary or secondary school for the entire instructional term of the academic year preceding the academic year for which the student is applying to participate in the Hope Scholarship Program.
- Enrolled full-time and attending a public elementary or secondary school in West Virginia for at least 45 consecutive calendar days during the current instructional term at the time of application. The student must remain enrolled and attending the public-school program until a decision is reached on the Hope Scholarship application.
The West Virginia Attorney General issued a written opinion letter on November 16, 2023 related to the practice of dual enrollment. This written opinion impacts students pursuing eligibility under the 45-day rule and can be accessed at the icon below.
If you are a current Hope Scholarship recipient, you must renew your application annually. Click here for more information.