Institutional Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Each year, West Virginia University offers
over 34 million dollars
in scholarships to
over 7000 first-year students
from West Virginia and around the world.
Current scholarship information pertains to incoming freshmen for fall 2018. It may not be applicable to prior or future freshmen classes.
The criteria for scholarship awards are based on high school GPA from your transcript
at the time of application, and the test scores from the ACT or SAT. Effective
with the incoming freshman class 2015, WVU uses “Super Scores” for scholarship
awarding, so be sure to submit all scores from each section of the ACT or SAT if
you take the test more than once. “Super Scores” are calculated using the highest
component/subscore from all test information available to us.
Note: students taking the new version of the SAT test, first given in March, 2016, have different test score requirements than those taking the test prior to March, 2016. Super scoring will only be done for each version of the SAT. New SAT scores will not be used with old SAT scores to obtain a super score.
Scholarship awards, combined with financial aid grants, loans, or work study opportunities
can offer the student an opportunity to further their study at West Virginia