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Scholarships

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.  There is also an institutional scholarship for dependent students of West Virginia University employees.  For more information or to apply, visit the Dependent Education Scholarship website.

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.)

Notifying WVU of Anticipated Private/External Scholarships
Students receiving external or privately paid scholarships must notify the Mountaineer Hub by submitting a online request for assistance. In your request, please provide the amount of the scholarship and how much of the scholarship needs applied to each semester. Without this information any award of $500 or more is automatically split equally between the fall and spring semesters.

To ensure the scholarship amounts are included as we determine the student's financial aid offer, notify the University as soon as possible by providing a copy of the scholarship letter/notification from the entity providing the scholarship.

Scholarship letters may be submitted electronically through our online assistance request platform available here.
Submitting Private/External Scholarships to WVU
  • Please ensure 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 sign the back of the check if it is mailed directly from the organization.
  • Make sure the awarding organization is provided with the student's WVU ID number so they may include it on the check.
Scholarship checks may be submitted 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