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Freshman and Transfer Scholarships for Residents of West Virginia

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming freshmen for fall 2023 and is not retroactive to previous classes or currently enrolled students. Students entering WVU prior to the fall 2023 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. Please note that West Virginia students may also be eligible for the Promise Scholarship, which is offered by the state of West Virginia. Around 1,400 students in the current freshman class are Promise scholars. More than 2,500 Promise scholars are also returning for their sophomore, junior, and senior years.

Automatic Consideration Based on Admission for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Separate Application Required

Top Facts

  1. Scholarships offers are made on an ongoing basis beginning approximately by December for the upcoming academic year.
  2. Scholarship amounts may be affected if students are receiving additional financial aid or assistance. See our Scholarship FAQs webpage for information on receiving multiple scholarships and/or aid.
  3. 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 submit the FAFSA when it becomes available each year on October 1. Please note the Department of Education has delayed the launch of the 2024-2025 FAFSA. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Federal Student Aid webpage.

See our Scholarship FAQs webpage for information on applying for scholarships, scholarship offers, summer, and more. See our Renewal Requirements webpage 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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