Tip Sheet – October 23, 2017

College Application and Exploration Week

Weekly Tip Sheet – October 23

To-Do List

  • Create a detailed schedule of any planned activities and distribute it to teachers and staff. Send an all-call reminder home to students, parents and teachers.
  • Middle schools: Review the CFWV English, Social Studies and STEM curricula available on cfwv.com’s education and outreach tab. Consider providing copies to teachers in your school.

Tips and Tricks

Recruit students to help you spread the word! Students are usually eager to lend a hand if their phones are involved. Encourage students to tweet and post about College Application and Exploration Week activities on their social media accounts. (If their posts are public and they tag us, we will help spread the word, too!)

Create a Buzz

  • Share this

    We’re just two weeks away from celebrating College Application and Exploration Week in WV! We can’t wait to help our #collegebound students explore their college and career options. @CFWV

  • Tweet this

    We’re 2 weeks away from celebrating College App Week in WV! Students at (insert school) will explore colleges and careers. @CFWV

  • Post this

    Snap a picture of your preparations for an activity that will occur during the week and post to Instagram.

Note: If your accounts are public, be sure to mention @CFWV so we can share your posts!

Know the Lingo

Merit-based financial aid (n.)

Financial aid programs that require students to meet a certain level of achievement, usually academic.

CFWV Pro Tip

Are your students on the hunt for scholarships? CFWV delivers them monthly to inboxes across the state!

Students can sign up to receive monthly scholarship emails here: http://www.cfwvconnect.com/signup.html

College Trivia

What is the name of the degree students typically earn after completing a two-year program? A four-year program?

(Hover for the answer!)

A two-year degree program usually leads to an associate degree. A four-year degree program usually leads to a bachelor's degree.

Quick Stat


The dollar amount of the combined maximum award amounts of the Federal Pell Grant and the West Virginia Higher Education Grant

College Spotlight

Fairmont State University
Fairmont, WV

Established in 1865, Fairmont State University began as a college specifically to train teachers. Now, the university offers more than 80 programs of study.


Burch PK-8 had students pose for a picture dressed up as employees of their dream occupations. Then, they displayed the photos on a “College Dreams” wall!