The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates (PACF) is excited to launch its 2016 Scholarship Application!

The Foundation administers more than 175 scholarship funds for the benefit of students in its 11-county service area (Calhoun, Gilmer, Doddridge, Roane, Wirt, Wood, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason, and Pleasants Counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio).

Through the Foundation's online scholarship application, students are given the opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships through one easy application. To apply, students must visit www.pacfwv.com/scholarships to review the full list of available scholarships and their eligibility criteria.

Students must then proceed to the online application form available at www.pacfwv.com/applications-forms

This application must be completed and submitted online by midnight on March 3, 2016.

During the PACF's 2015 scholarship application process, the Foundation awarded 308 scholarships totaling over $320,000 to our region's students. These awards were made possible by many generous donors who established scholarship funds with the Foundation to help our local students fulfill their educational goals.

Each year, more than 215 community volunteers residing throughout the PACF's service area assist the Foundation in reviewing the submitted scholarship applications.

"With hundreds of applications, we are very grateful for the volunteer support that we receive each scholarship season," said PACF's Regional Scholarship Coordinator, Rachel Brezler. "It is awe-inspiring to work with donors who are passionate about our region's next generation and helping them achieve their post-secondary education goals."

To learn more about the 2016 scholarship application process, please contact the Foundation office by calling 304-428-4438 or by emailing info@pacfwv.com

About the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates: The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or non-profit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of our community.

PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages more than 430 charitable funds with nearly $44 million in assets. PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area. Since 1963, PACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways.

For more information about PACF, visit www.pacfwv.com or call 304-428-4438.

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