2018 SMART529 Smart Start Award
Funding the Future for Children Adopted from Foster Care in West Virginia
The office of the West Virginia State Treasurer has partnered with Frameworks, a program of Mission West Virginia to raise funds to benefit children adopted from foster care in West Virginia. This program will give you an opportunity to continue to save and invest in your child’s education with a jump-start through the SMART 529 College Savings Plan Award.
The 2018 SMART529 Smart Start Award Application is now available!
- Applications are due October 1, 2018
- Child must be a resident of West Virginia
- Child must be 12 or younger as of October 1, 2018
- Child must be adopted from the West Virginia foster care system with finalized adoption at time of application
To review all eligibility requirements and download the application, click here:
Mission West Virginia Scholarship
The Mission West Virginia Scholarship Program awards scholarships to help youth in their senior year of high school or older who experienced a foster care placement for 12 months, OR youth who had a parent incarcerated for 12 months during their childhood. Students meeting this criterion can utilize the funds for any post-secondary education or training program, including two or four year degree programs, vocational training or certificate program. The scholarship helps to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation or computers.
These scholarships are funded by private donors and the Giving Back with HeART Art Auction. When another scholarship application is available, it will be posted here and on our Facebook page.