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Transfer Scholarships for Non-Residents of West Virginia for Spring 2020

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming freshmen for spring 2020 and is not retroactive to previous classes or currently enrolled students. Students entering WVU prior to the spring 2020 semester may have been offered different scholarships and/or amounts. Future students may also have different criteria or values.

For consideration for transfer scholarships, students must be admitted as a first-time student to the Morgantown campus by December 1, 2019. Students must be transferring into WVU from another institution. As part of the admissions process, students must submit official transcripts to WVU Undergraduate Admissions.

Value

The Transfer Scholarship Level 1 is valued at $5,500 per semester.

The Transfer Scholarship Level 2 is valued at $4,000 per semester.

Non-Resident Transfer Scholars 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 their original scholarship adjusted or canceled. Transfer Level 1 students receiving the $5,500 per semester award will have their scholarship adjusted to $1,500 per semester. Transfer Level 2 Scholars receiving the $4,000 per semester award have the scholarship canceled. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Transfer Scholarship will not be increased or reinstated.

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Criteria for Consideration

Must be an incoming first-time transfer student with 12 to 115 transferable credit hours to WVU. Students changing campus from the Beckley or Keyser campuses to the Morgantown campus are not eligible for Transfer Scholarships.

For the Transfer Scholarship Level 1, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.5. 

For the Transfer Scholarship Level 2, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0. 

The Transfer GPA is calculated by WVU Admissions based on a review of transcripts received from prior institutions. The credit hours and grades for transfer courses accepted by WVU are converted into WVU’s semester and grading systems. Be aware the number of transfer credit hours and transfer GPA at WVU may differ from your credit hours and GPA at your prior institution. 

Transfer Scholarships will be adjusted or canceled as additional transcripts arrive and are evaluated by WVU Admissions, based on the updated number of transferable credits and updated transfer GPA.

  • If the number of transferable credit hours exceeds 115, the Transfer Scholarship will be removed from the financial aid offer.
  • The Transfer Level 1 Scholarship offer will change to the Level 2 offer if the transfer GPA drops below 3.5 but remains at least 3.0. 
  • We will continue to honor Transfer Level 2 Scholarship offers made to students whose transfer GPA drops below 3.0 after the initial offer if the transfer GPA remains at least 2.75 after all transcripts are received.
  • Transfer Scholarships will be removed from the financial aid offer if the transfer GPA drops below 2.75. 

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Renewal Information

Transfer scholarships are awarded for up to 8 undergraduate semesters or completion of a bachelor's degree (whichever comes first). 

To renew the Transfer Scholarship for future academic years, students must have a minimum number of earned hours per academic year AND have a minimum specific overall GPA.

For all Transfer Scholarships, students whose first enrollment is in a spring semester will be reviewed against a 15 earned hour requirement for that academic year to renew their scholarship.  Starting with the next academic year, students must earn at least 30 credit hours each academic year for renewal.

For the Transfer Level 1 Scholarship, students must also have a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of each academic year. 

For the Transfer Level 2 Scholarship, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 at the end of each academic year. 

Students are notified in writing at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met. Summer school may be used to attempt to make up earned hours and/or to improve the overall GPA.

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