Applying for GHA
The application process is two-pronged, and it includes Part I which is submitted on line and Part II, a paper document that is completed as a pdf fillable form.
The final state deadline is, but all applications are submitted to the student's school by the date announced by the school counselor. A committee from each school reviews the applications and forwards them to the county coordinator. A county-wide selection committee then selects one male and one female as superintendent's choices and submits names and applications of other worthy students to the statewide selection team. Because applications are reviewed at both the school
and county levels, the local deadline may be considerably earlier than
the state deadline.
GHA 2022 Application, Part IThis section of the application, which will take about five minutes to complete, must be completed by the time you are to submit your application to the school counselor.
GHA Application Part II --Part II of the application is a paper copy that will take some time to complete. Read the directions carefully.
Part II is to be submitted to your guidance counselor by the date set at the school.
A discussion of the theme, The World We Will Inherit; faculty responsibilities; directions for application requirements; and the application itself are included in the link below.
Faculty Application 2022
County coordinator responsibilities--Final selection to be mailed by March 8, 2022
Principal or counselor responsibilities
Inform all qualifying students of their eligibility. Speak with students about the merit of GHA. If a student from your school attended last year, have him/her speak to prospective students. Inform students that the application is available at govschools.wv.gov, and guide them to it.
Principal's Selection Form
Superintendent's Selection and Recommendation Form