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 2023-24. Click here for map.

Counselor: Berkeley, Fayette, Jefferson, Kanawha, McDowell, Mercer, Pendleton, Upshur, Wayne, Wood, Wyoming
Elementary: Berkeley, Jefferson, McDowell, Mineral, Wyoming
English: Berkeley, Mineral
Special Education: Berkeley, Cabell, Hardy, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel, Wood, Wyoming
Math: Clay, Logan, Raleigh, Wayne, Taylor
Science: Berkeley, Clay, Lincoln, Mineral