The Mountain Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) is now accepting applications for current 8th grade students in Tucker County for the 2019-2020 school year. Students who successfully complete HSTA are eligible for Tuition Waivers to state supported colleges and universities. Due date is February 25, 2019.
There are limited vacancies available at this time. If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application found here https://redcap.wvctsi.org/redcap/surveys/index.php?s=4TRYN8JTHD.
Candidates must be in the 8th grade, a United States citizen and WV resident, have at least a 2.5 GPA and should have an interest in Health Sciences and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
The four criteria for admission are as follows:
- African American
- Low Income (see guideline information below)
- First Generation College (neither parent is a four year college graduate)
- Students living in Rural Areas
All students are welcome to apply and do not need to meet all criteria. Note: Students must be working on grade level, i.e. if a student is in the 8th grade, they must be able to complete 8th grade level work or higher.
Please review the federal income guidelines at https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/income-eligibility-guidelines to determine if you are eligible to claim low income as an eligibility requirement.
If “Low Income” you may be asked to submit one of the following:
- Two most current pay stubs
- Tax returns
- A letter from the DHHR stating you are currently receiving program assistance