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Diversity Scholarship

THE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR FALL 2019.


West Virginia University strives to advocate for an inclusive, diverse, and accepting community. In addition to our current scholarship programs, we are pleased to offer incoming freshmen to the Morgantown campus the opportunity to apply for our Diversity Scholarship. This program is designed to award exceptional and talented students who have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, and who are culturally, ethnically, or racially diverse.

Program Requirements

For consideration, students must:
  1. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 and an ACT super score of 21 or a new SAT 1070 (Evidence-based reading score and Math score only)
  2. Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  3. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to WVU by March 1 during their senior year of high school.
  4. Be admitted to WVU's Morgantown campus as a first-time freshmen by July 1st for the upcoming academic year.
  5. Submit the WVU Diversity Scholarship Application by July 1st for the upcoming academic year. 

THE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Scholarship Awards

  • Residents of West Virginia
    • $1,500 per year for up to four undergraduate years, or a bachelor's degree (whichever comes first).  A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and at least 30 earned credit hours each academic year are required to renew the scholarship.  Students must also continue to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for financial aid eligibility.  Students must submit a FAFSA to WVU by March 1 each academic year for renewal for the following year.
  • Non-Residents of West Virginia
    • $2,500 per year for up to four undergraduate years, or a bachelor's degree (whichever comes first).  A minimum overall GPA of 2.75  and at least 30 earned credit hours each academic year are required to renew the scholarship. Students must also continue to meet  Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for financial aid eligibility.  Students must submit a FAFSA to WVU by March 1 each academic year for renewal for the following year.

Additional Information

  • Diversity scholarship awards are limited. Not all students meeting the listed criteria will be awarded.
  • Students missing any of the above listed deadline dates will not be reviewed.
  • Diversity scholarships may not be used for summer school.
  • Diversity scholarships may only be used at the Morgantown campus.
  • Diversity scholarships may usually be used in addition to other WVU-awarded scholarships.
  • Non-resident students who have their tuition adjusted to pay in-state rates may have their Diversity Scholarship adjusted accordingly.