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 application period for the 2018 Awards has ended, please check back next year!




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.