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NGAWV approves creation of scholarships for members, families

The National Guard Association of West Virginia, the professional organization of the West Virginia National Guard and its members, has voted to establish educational scholarships for eligible members and their families, beginning in 2023.

One $1,000 and two $500 scholarships will be available for any active, retired lifetime or lifetime member or the spouse, child or grandchild of an active, retired lifetime or lifetime member of the NGAWV.

“One of the benefits of membership in the National Guard Association of West Virginia is our ability to support our members and their families,” stated Holli Nelson, president of the NGAWV. “We are very excited to be able to give back in a small way to our National Guard. We know that developing these scholarships will have a lasting effect for many generations of NGAWV members and their families and assist with enhancing educational opportunities for West Virginians, which is one of our core missions.”

Applicants for these scholarships will need to meet basic criteria to include attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning or technical, vocation or trade school, attending full time in either high school or college/trade school, and have a minimum of 2.75 GPA.

All requirements for the application process are available online at The deadline to apply is May 30, 2023.


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