Applications are now being accepted!

West Virginia parents have an opportunity to build an individual learning experience that works best for their child. The Hope Scholarship Program, created by the West Virginia Legislature, allows K-12 students to receive financial assistance that can be used for tuition, fees and other expenses.

Students who receive the Hope Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year will no longer be enrolled full-time in public school, but will instead enroll in a participating non-public school or choose an individualized instructional program.


To qualify for the Hope Scholarship Program in the 2022-2023 academic year, a student must be a West Virginia resident and be one of the following:

  • Eligible for or required to be enrolled in kindergarten
  • Enrolled full-time in public elementary or secondary school in West Virginia for the entire instructional term of the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Enrolled full-time and attending a public elementary or secondary school in West Virginia for at least 45 calendar days during the current instructional term at the time of application

Online applications will be accepted from now through May 15, 2022 through the Education Market Assistant (EMA) portal link.

The Hope Scholarship Program is mandated by W.Va. State Code §18-31-1 et seq. and operating under the administrative law rule W.Va. Code St. R. 112-18-1 et seq . It was created by the W.Va. State Legislature in 2021 and is administered by the West Virginia Hope Scholarship Board with staffing provided by the State Treasurer’s Office. Account processing and administration is contracted through a third-party vendor.

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