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College Foundation Receives National Award

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission this week announced the College Foundation of West Virginia has been selected by the Center for Digital Education in a national competition among education-focused websites.  CFWV took top honors in the “Department of Education” category during the Center’s 2010 Digital Education Achievement Awards and Best of Web awards. The awards showcase exceptional K-12 and higher education websites, digital technology projects, and programs that have enriched education for students and teachers.

CFWV, www.cfwv.com, is a free online resource designed to help West Virginia students and families plan, apply, and pay for education and training beyond high school.  Dr. Brian Noland, the Commission’s chancellor said, “CFWV is a one-stop shop designed to simplify the college- and career-planning process by providing useful and engaging tools to help students of all ages explore career and program options, discover and utilize financial aid resources, and build custom portfolios to track their progress in preparing for postsecondary education.  This award speaks volumes of the state’s collaborative work to promote college access opportunities for all West Virginians by streamlining the complex nature of the college search and selection process.”

CFWV is a partnership among the Commission, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, West Virginia Department of Education, West Virginia GEAR UP, Governor’s 21st Century Jobs Cabinet, and a host of individual college access entities, who have broad expertise in helping students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFWV provides students and their families with the resources needed to make informed decisions regarding all aspects of college- and career-planning.  The Commission worked with the XAP Corporation to develop the site.

Other organizations recognized during the DEAA and Best of Web Awards include: District of Columbia Public Schools; The University of Texas-Pan American; St. John’s Lutheran School, Staten Island, NY; Wayne State University; and University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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