In recognition of outstanding achievement, West Virginia University provides a scholarship to first-time freshmen who have achieved the highest levels of honor or leadership within certain nationally acclaimed organizations.
- Incoming freshmen who have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT composite of at least 21 or combined new SAT of 1070 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score and Math score only) or old SAT 990 (Critical Reading score and Math score only) will be awarded a $500 scholarship annually for up to four academic years or completion of a bachelor's degree (whichever comes first). This award can total up to $2,000 over the course of the student's education. Please note that the SAT score has been adjusted to reflect test results from the new SAT test, first given in March 2016.
- Student must remain enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.
- Eligible students must submit verification of status attainment from one of the organizations (i.e. certificate or letter of proof) to the Mountaineer Hub. The information may be scanned and submitted online or faxed to 304-293-4890. Please include the student name, WVU ID number, and date of birth with the information sent. The deadline for consideration is August 1 for the upcoming academic year.
- This award will usually be in addition to any other scholarship offered by WVU.
- Students may renew the scholarship for future academic years by maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and earning at least 30 credit hours each academic year. Students must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility.
- Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout Rank
- Girl Scouts of the USA: Gold Award
- 4-H: Selected by home state to be a delegate to the National 4-H Congress (or received a charting pin in West Virginia)
- Civil Air Patrol: Amelia Earhart Award
- Boys and Girls Nation: Be selected and attend
- American Heritage Girls and Boy Scouts of America Venturing: Stars & Stripes Award