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Freshman Scholarships for Non-Residents of West Virginia

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming freshmen for fall 2021 and is not retroactive to previous classes or currently enrolled students. Students entering WVU prior to the fall 2021 semester may have been offered different scholarships and/or amounts. Future students may also have different criteria or values.

For consideration, students must be admitted by the deadlines listed for each scholarship. Please review all deadlines carefully. 

West Virginia University awards numerous academic scholarships to incoming freshmen. 

Automatic Consideration Based on Admission

Separate Application Required


Top Facts

  1. Scholarships offers are made on an ongoing basis beginning approximately by December for the upcoming academic year.
  2. If a student's residency status changes after a scholarship offer has been made - or they are switched from paying non-resident to resident tuition and fees - the original aid offer will no longer be valid. The change in tuition and fees is a big reduction in educational costs. Students will be re-evaluated to determine aid eligibility. The impact of changing tuition and fee rates is explained under each scholarship.
  3. Scholarship amounts may be affected if students are receiving additional financial aid or assistance. See our Scholarship FAQs page for information on receiving multiple scholarships and/or aid.
  4. You may also qualify for other financial resources to assist with educational expenses. For priority consideration, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1. To receive a complete financial aid and scholarship offer from WVU as quickly as possible, we encourage students to file the FAFSA when it becomes available on October 1.

See our Scholarship FAQs for information on applying for scholarships, scholarship offers, summer, and more. See our Renewal Requirements page for information that institutional scholarship/grant recipients need to know about maintaining their scholarship for future academic years as well as deferral and leave of absence information.

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Scholarship of Distinction

Scholarship of Distinction Level 1

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $16,000
  • Beckley: $12,000
  • Keyser: $8,000 or $5,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $7,000 or $4,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have the Scholarship of Distinction Level 1 replaced with the Distinguished Achievement Scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Scholarship of Distinction will not be reinstated.

The following values are for the Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Morgantown: $3,000
  • Beckley: $2,500
  • Keyser: $1,750 (bachelor's) and $1,350 (associate)

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Scholarship of Distinction Level 2

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $12,000
  • Beckley: $9,000
  • Keyser: $6,000 or $4,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $5,000 or $3,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Scholarship of Distinction will not be reinstated.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Scholarship of Distinction Level 3

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $10,000
  • Beckley: $7,000
  • Keyser: $5,000 or $3,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $4,500 or $2,750 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Scholarship of Distinction will not be reinstated.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Scholarship of Distinction Level 4

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $9,000
  • Beckley: $6,000
  • Keyser: $4,000 or $2,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $4,000 or $2,500 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Scholarship of Distinction will not be reinstated.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Scholarship of Distinction Level 5

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $7,000
  • Beckley: $5,000
  • Keyser: $3,000 or $1,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $3,000 or $2,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Scholarship of Distinction will not be reinstated.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

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Go First Scholarships

Go First Scholarship Level 1

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $12,000
  • Beckley: $8,900
  • Keyser: $6,000 or $4,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $5,500 or $3,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Offers are based on high school GPA. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Go First Scholarship will not be reinstated.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Go First Scholarship Level 2

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $10,000
  • Beckley: $7,400
  • Keyser: $5,000 or $3,300 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $4,500 or $2,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Offers are based on high school GPA. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Go First Scholarship will not be reinstated.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Go First Scholarship Level 3

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $9,000
  • Beckley: $6,650
  • Keyser: $4,500 or $3,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $4,000 or $1,000 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Offers are based on high school GPA. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Go First Scholarship will not be reinstated.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Go First Scholarship Level 4

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $7,000
  • Beckley: $5,300
  • Keyser: $3,600 or $2,400 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $3,200 or $750 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Offers are based on high school GPA. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Go First Scholarship will not be reinstated.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Go First Scholarship Level 5

Value of Scholarship

Students initially offered this scholarship for Fall 2021 or later may receive this scholarship while attending WVU at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $5,000
  • Beckley: $3,800
  • Keyser: $2,600 or $1,750 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $2,300 or $500 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Offers are based on high school GPA. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Go First Scholarship will not be reinstated.

Students will be reviewed for both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship, then awarded the one of greater value. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

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Dean and Excellence Scholarships for Morgantown

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Dean’s Scholarship Level 1

Value of Scholarship

$4,000 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $2,000 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Students initially awarded this scholarship for Fall 2018 or later may be eligible for a similar scholarship should they change their major into the Chambers College of Business and Economics or the Reed College of Media.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Dean’s Scholarship Level 2

Value of Scholarship

$3,000 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $1,500 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Students initially awarded this scholarship for Fall 2018 or later may be eligible for a similar scholarship should they change their major into the Chambers College of Business and Economics or the Reed College of Media.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Engineering Excellence Level 1 Scholarship

Value of Scholarship

$5,500 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $2,500 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Engineering Excellence Scholarship Level 2

Value of Scholarship

$4,500 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $2,000 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

John Chambers College of Business and Economics Dean’s Scholarship Level 1

Value of Scholarship

$4,000 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $2,000 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Students initially awarded this scholarship for Fall 2018 or later may be eligible for a similar scholarship should they change their major into the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design or the Reed College of Media.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

John Chambers College of Business and Economics Dean’s Scholarship Level 2

Value of Scholarship

$3,000 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $1,500 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Students initially awarded this scholarship for Fall 2018 or later may be eligible for a similar scholarship should they change their major into the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design or the Reed College of Media.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Reed College of Media Dean’s Scholarship Level 1

Value of Scholarship

$4,000 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Reed College of Media.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $2,000 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Students initially awarded this scholarship for Fall 2018 or later may be eligible for a similar scholarship should they change their major into the Chambers College of Business and Economics or the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Reed College of Media Dean’s Scholarship Level 2

Value of Scholarship

$3,000 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to the Morgantown campus as a first-time freshman by May 1, 2021.

Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Students must stay within an academic major offered by the Reed College of Media.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who will be charged in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to $1,500 per year. The Dean’s Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Students initially awarded this scholarship for Fall 2018 or later may be eligible for a similar scholarship should they change their major into the Chambers College of Business and Economics or the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores. Begin your scholarship estimate.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

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Separate Application Required for Morgantown

University Merit Scholarship

Value of Scholarship

This scholarship is valued at university tuition for four undergraduate years or a bachelor's degree - whichever comes first, plus a one-time $3,500 stipend for study abroad or academic enhancement.

How to Apply & Deadlines

Take the PSAT/NMSQT test as a junior in high school and be named a National Merit or Achievement Semi-Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. To receive the scholarship at WVU, finalists must select WVU as their first choice.

Eligibility

Minimum high school GPA of 3.50. Awarded to students named National Merit or Achievement.

Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.

Non-resident students receiving this scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship adjusted to equal in-state university tuition. The University Merit Scholarship may be returned to the non-resident value if a student later reverts to non-resident tuition rates.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

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