College Visit Grant

Research shows that students who visit college campuses early are more likely to go to college.

In order to expand college and post-secondary access for all students, The Education Alliance is pleased to partner with the Higher Education Policy Commission again this year to offer college visit grants.  This year, the funding from these grants has been used to support 35 West Virginia middle schools in increasing student participation in statewide College Visits.

The grant enables participating schools to receive funding and technical support to engage their 7th grade students in college visits of 2-year or 4-year institutions in the State of West Virginia. The visit is free to all students, and the money can be used for more than one campus site visit. Each visiting school must follow its county's field trip policy.

For more information contact Beth Bowden at 304-342-7850 (phone) or beth@educationalliance.org.

Participating Schools

In 2018-19, 25 middle schools received college visit grants.

In 2019-2020, 35 middle schools received college visit grants.

 

Barboursville Middle, Cabell

Barboursville Middle School, Cabell

Bluefield Middle School, Mercer

Brooke Middle School, Brooke

Bruceton School, Preston

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, Upshur

Chapmanville Middle School, Logan

Clay Middle School, Clay

Duval Pk-8, Lincoln

East Bank Middle School, Kanawha

Elkins Middle School, Randolph

Fayetteville Pre K-8, Fayette

Glenwood School, Mercer

Green Bank Elementary Middle School, Pocahontas

Hedgesville Middle School, Berkeley

Huntington Middle School, Cabell

Marlinton Middle School, Pocahontas

Mountain Ridge Middle School, Berkeley

Oak Hill Middle School, Fayette

Park Middle School, Raleigh

Pleasants County Middle School, Pleasants

Poca Middle School, Putnam

Princeton Middle School, Mercer

Sandy River Middle School, McDowell

Sissonville Middle, Kanawha

Spencer Middle School, Roane

Spring Mills Middle School, Berkeley

Stonewall Jackson Middle School, Kanawha

Summers Middle School, Summers

Taylor County Middle School, Taylor

Warm Springs Middle School, Morgan

Webster County High School, Webster

Weir Middle, Hancock

West Preston School, Preston

Martinsburg South Middle School, Berkeley

Resources

Click below to access resources for College Grant grantees.

2019-2020 is the second year that The Education Alliance has sponsored the College Visit grant. Click below to see how many schools have previously taken advantage of this amazing opportunity.

2018-2019 School Year

  • Baileysville Middle, Wyoming
  • Blennerhassett Middle School, Wood
  • Bluefield Middle School, Lewis
  • Braxton County Middle School, Braxton
  • Buckhannon-Upshur Middle, Upsher
  • Clay County Middle School, Clay
  • Collins Middle School, Fayette
  • Frankfort Middle School, Mineral
  • Huntington Middle School, Cabell
  • Marlinton Middle, Pocahontas
  • McKinley Middle School, Kanawha
  • Park Middle School, Raleigh
  • Pleasants County Middle School, Pleasants
  • Princeton Middle School, Mercer
  • Roane County Schools, Roane
  • Robert L. Bland Middle School
  • Sherman Junior High, Boone
  • South Middle School, Monogalia
  • South Preston, Preston
  • Spring Mills Middle, Berkeley
  • Stonewall Jackson Middle, Kanawha
  • Taylor County Middle School, Taylor
  • Warm Springs Middle, Morgan
  • Webster County High School, Webster