Eligibility for an award is limited to a teacher or counselor in a high need area in West Virginia. The following is a list of subject areas of critical need and the geographic areas of the state in critical need and are eligible to apply for 2022-23. Click here for map.

Counselor: Berkeley, Fayette, McDowell, Mercer, Wood
Elementary: Berkeley, McDowell, Wyoming
Mathematics: Clay, Logan, Raleigh
Special Education: Berkeley, Cabell, Calhoun, Hardy, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, McDowell, Mineral,
Nicholas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor, Tyler, Wayne, Wood, Wyoming
Science: Berkeley, Clay, Wood