We are excited to announce that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals entered an order on Oct. 6 dissolving the July Circuit Court injunction that prevented the Hope Scholarship program from moving forward. 

Various implementation issues are being addressed so program operations can resume.

Hope Scholarship recipients will not immediately be able to access program funds, but Mary Ann Deschaine, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, said she believes the funds will be released in January. Funds might be prorated. 

The diocese has been in contact with State Treasurer Riley Moore to schedule webinars and meetings regarding the scholarship. It also is working with finance staff to create an accounting process for the incoming funds. Diocesan representatives are working with those from FACTS so payments will be handled properly. 

For updates about the Hope Scholarship, go to www.hopescholarshipwv.com.