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International Student Scholarships

West Virginia University strives to provide its students with an inclusive educational experience.  We are pleased to offer incoming, freshmen international students the opportunity to receive academic scholarships.

International students graduating from a high school located within the United States will be considered for "Institutional Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen" instead of the international scholarships below.

International students who are admitted as incoming transfer students to WVU will be considered for our "Transfer Scholarships" instead of the international scholarships below.

Please note the scholarship award levels and values below are effective starting with the incoming international students of fall 2016 and are not retroactive to previous entering classes.

Graduate-level international students may consider pursuing  graduate assistantships by searching for positions on our MountaineerTRAK job search engine at studentemployment.wvu.edu.

Level 1 International Scholarship
Value

$7,000 per year for four undergraduate years (or a bachelor's degree - whichever comes first).  

Criteria for Consideration
Must have a minimum incoming GPA of 3.50.
How to Apply & Deadlines

Must complete the admissions process and be admitted to WVU by June 15 for the upcoming academic year.

Renewal Information

To maintain eligibility, you must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 after each academic year.  Scholars must also earn at least 30 credit hours each academic year.   Students are notified in writing at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met, and summer school may be used to attempt to make up deficiencies.  

Students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year.  Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 credit hours listed above.

Students must also continue to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid eligibility.

Please note that students entering WVU prior to the fall 2017 semester may have different renewal requirements.  That information can be found here.


Level 2 International Scholarship
Value

$6,000 per year for four undergraduate years (or a bachelor's degree - whichever comes first). 

Criteria for Consideration
Must have a minimum incoming GPA of 3.25.
How to Apply & Deadlines

Must complete the admissions process and be admitted to WVU by June 15 for the upcoming academic year.

Renewal Information

To maintain eligibility, you must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 after each academic year.  Scholars must also earn at least 30 credit hours each academic year.   Students are notified in writing at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met, and summer school may be used to attempt to make up deficiencies.

Students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year.  Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 credit hours listed above.

Students must also continue to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid eligibility.

Please note that students entering WVU prior to the fall 2017 semester may have different renewal requirements.  That information can be found here.


Level 3 International Scholarship
Value

$5,000 per year for four undergraduate years (or a bachelor's degree - whichever comes first). 

Criteria for Consideration
Must have a minimum incoming GPA of 3.00.
How to Apply & Deadlines

Must complete the admissions process and be admitted to WVU by June 15 for the upcoming academic year.

Renewal Information

To maintain eligibility, you must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 after each academic year.  Scholars must also earn at least 30 credit hours each academic year.   Students are notified in writing at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met, and summer school may be used to attempt to make up deficiencies.

Students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year.  Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 credit hours listed above.

Students must also continue to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid eligibility.

Please note that students entering WVU prior to the fall 2017 semester may have different renewal requirements.  That information can be found here.