The road to college can be windy and leave
many people lost, but WVU Extension is here to help.
Preparing for college can be difficult and stressful. There are so many moving parts – from finding and applying for scholarships to choosing a major – it can be hard to know where to start. WVU Extension and 4-H offer many opportunities and resources for youths and students to prepare for higher education. Feeling ready for this big step in life can be tough, but we are here to help. Part of our mission is to help youths prepare for their futures.
WVU Extension Recruitment Director, Rachel Meininger is dedicated to this mission. She offers one-on-one student prep sessions, scholarship and financial aid assistance, campus tours, help with the application process, visits to 4-H camps and events, as well as answering any questions you may have about college and WVU.
WVU has three campuses across the state, including WVU Morgantown, WVU Tech in Beckley, and Potomac State College in Keyser. Each campus offers different programs and experiences to fit the needs of any prospective student. WVU has a singular mission across the whole state: to provide quality and affordable education no matter who you are.
WVU Extension and 4-H have several scholarships available to provide financial aid to students each year. Some require 4-H participation while others do not.
Applications for these scholarships are always due on March 31. To be eligible, students must reapply each year.List of Scholarships
FAFSA and Promise
Promise Scholarship is a great resource for West Virginia residents. It awards
up to $4,750 to cover tuition and fees. To be eligible, students must have
filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). The FAFSA can be tricky if it's your first experience, but WVU has resources made to help answer any questions.
How to Choose a Major
Choosing a major or career pathway can be one of the most daunting parts of starting college. WVU offers tools to help find your passions and help determine your path through college.
The Focus2 is an assessment to help you determine what majors and careers align with your personality and interests.Focus2 Assessment
4-H is open to all college students who wish to support youths and the West
Virginia 4-H program. It is not necessary to have prior 4-H experience—you only
need to have an interest in the ideals of 4-H and in serving your community.
Several colleges and universities in West Virginia have active Collegiate 4-H
Clubs. To learn more, contact
the state 4-H office at 304-239-5871.
Recruiter Contact Info
The WVU Extension recruiter is the contact point for any questions related to getting ready for college. Our recruiter, Rachel Meininger, works to create a better bridge to the university for incoming students. To contact Rachel or schedule a tour:
Phone: 304-293-5871Contact Rachel