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Charles H. James II & Lucia Bacote James Scholarship

Offered by Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 13, 2023
Varying awards worth

$500

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

The Charles H. James II & Lucia Bacote James Scholarship is open to post-secondary students attending any Baptist church in West Virginia who are studying business, science, technology, or a math-related field at any post-secondary institution. Special preference will be given to applicants affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Charleston (Shrewsbury St.), the Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance, or the Charleston-Institute (WV) Chapter of the Links Incorporated.

If you attend a Baptist church in West Virginia and are studying business, science, technology, or math, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) was created in 1962 by and for the people of the Greater Kanawha Valley area. The Foundation is here to help individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits improve the lives within the community now and for generations to come. TGKVF helps students follow their educational dreams and prepare for their future careers. TGKVF administers over 500 funds and more than 100 of those are designated for statewide scholarships.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA

3.0

Academic Interest

Math, Science, Technology, and Society, Religion, Business

Religious Affiliation

Christian

Other Category

Low Income

State

West Virginia

Application information

In addition to submitting the below application materials, applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Charles H. James II & Lucia Bacote James Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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