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Transfer Scholarships for Residents of West Virginia

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming transfer students 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 to certain campuses by the deadlines listed for each scholarship. Please review all information carefully.


How to Apply & Deadlines

No separate application is necessary for consideration. Students must be admitted by  July 1, 2021 to the WVU Morgantown, Beckley, or Keyser campus as an incoming, first-time transfer student coming to one of WVU's campuses from another institution outside of the WVU system. As part of the admissions process, students must submit official transcripts to  WVU Undergraduate Admissions.

For initial consideration, students must be transferring into a WVU campus from another institution. Current WVU students who change campus within the WVU system cannot gain a Transfer Scholarship. However, current students already receiving a Transfer Scholarship can continue to receive the scholarship while attending Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on campus and will be adjusted as students change campuses within the WVU system.

Credit Hours

Students admitted to a first bachelor’s degree program must have 12 to 115 transferable credit hours to WVU. Students admitted to a first associate degree program must have 12 to 57 transferable credit hours to WVU.

Grade Point Average

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 that the number of transfer credit hours and transfer GPA at WVU may differ from your credit hours and GPA from your prior institution.

Transfer Scholarships will be adjusted or removed from the financial aid offer 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 the maximum (115 for bachelor’s, 57 for associate), 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

To renew Transfer Scholarships for subsequent academic years, all scholars are required to have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year and   earn at least 30 credit hours during the academic year (fall, spring, and summer).

Please note that students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year. Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 earned credit hours per academic year.

Students are notified at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met. Students who are falling below the standards at the end of the spring semester may use summer classes to attempt to up deficiencies in earned hours and/or to improve the overall GPA in order to regain their scholarship renewal eligibility. Visit our  Renewal Requirements page for more information about scholarship renewal.

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Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarship Level 1

Value of Scholarship

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: $2,500
  • Beckley: $2,000
  • Keyser Bachelor's Programs: $1,500

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

  • Keyser Associate Programs: $1,100

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a transfer student by July 1, 2021.

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

Eligibility

Transfer GPA equal to or greater than 3.5 and completed 12 to 115 hours if pursuing a bachelor's program. Transfer GPA equal to or greater than 3.5 and completed 12 to 57 hours if pursuing an associate program. 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.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

Transfer Scholarship Level 2

Value of Scholarship

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: $1,500
  • Beckley: $1,400
  • Keyser Bachelor's Programs: $900

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

  • Keyser Associate Programs: $700

How to Apply & Deadlines

Must be admitted to WVU as a transfer student by July 1, 2021.

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

Eligibility

Transfer GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 and completed 12 to 115 hours if pursuing a bachelor's program. Transfer GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 and completed 12 to 57 hours if pursuing an associate program. 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.

Renewal Information

Review renewal requirements for all scholarships.

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