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Scholarships are funds awarded based on a variety of criteria such as academic merit, financial need, leadership, and service.  Scholarships are funds which usually do not need repaid.

Scholarships fall into five different categories:
Category 1:  Institutional scholarships awarded to incoming students such as freshmen, transfer undergraduates, and international students.

Category 2:  Departmental or college scholarships students may be eligible to apply for and/or receive based on their program of study.

Category 3:  External or private scholarships students may seek from private entities outside of the university. See                         information below concerning the submission of external or private scholarships.

Category 4:  Study abroad scholarships to be utilized on a study abroad trip.

Category 5:  Nontraditional student Osher Reentry Scholarship (awarded to nontraditional students who are beginning or resuming their first undergraduate degree.)

External or Private Scholarships Notification and Submission

For a student who is the recipient of an external or privately paid scholarship, they will want to notify the Mountaineer Hub by submitting a online ticket request. Please inform the University of the amount of the scholarship and how the funds are to be applied to the account. Without alternative instructions, any award of $500 or more is automatically split equally between the fall and the spring semesters. Most external or private awards are accompanied by an award letter or notification from the entity funding the scholarship to provide to the institution the student will be attending. The award letter will typically outline the amount and conditions of the award, how and when to request the funds if they were not enclosed in the initial notification, as well as information pertaining to the renewal of the award (if applicable). To assure the award amounts are included on the student's financial aid offer, notify the University as soon as possible by providing a copy of the award letter. Please assure that checks are made payable to West Virginia University. If a check is made payable to the University AND the student, the student will need to visit the Mountaineer Hub in person to endorse the check if it is mailed directly from the organization. PLEASE be sure that the awarding organization is provided with the student's WVU ID number to include on the check.

Award letters may be submitted electronically through our online assistance request platform available here.
Award letters and scholarship checks may be submitted though postal mail to the following address:

WVU Mountaineer Hub
PO Box 6004
Morgantown, WV 26506

Address for Overnight, Expedited, Priority, or Any Parcel Shipment Requiring a Signature
WVU Mountaineer Hub
Evansdale Crossing
62 Morrill Way - Suite 200
Morgantown, WV 26506