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West Virginia State University Scholarships

Welcome to the West Virginia State University scholarship website! 

Our student-centered online scholarship portal is a “one-stop shop” to scholarship opportunities for current and prospective students to view all scholarships for which they are eligible.  We have centralized our scholarships into a single location for students to easily access and apply for scholarship opportunities.
Our scholarships is awarded on the basis on academic merit, financial need, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service or any combination of these items.  At this site, you will find the most comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities and other resource information to help you fund your education.

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowWVSU Foundation Scholarships and Criteria
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowWVSU Foundation Scholarship Application
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowWVSU / Black and Gold Scholarship Criteria

WVSU / Black & Gold Merit Scholarship Criteria
Residency Award Allocation ACT Score SAT Score Cumulative GPA
In-State   $3,000 20 and above 1020 3.0 and above
Out-of-State $8,000 20 and above 1020 3.0 and above
Residency Award Allocation ACT Score Minimum Cumulative Credit Hours Cumulative GPA
In-State $3,000 N/A 30 hours 3.0 and above
Out-of-State $6,000 N/A 30 hours 3.0 and above
Classification Award Allocation TOEFL Cumulative GPA
Freshman $6,000 80 and above 3.0 and above
Transfer $6,000 N/A 3.0 and above
  • In-State:
WVSU Scholarship 
  • Out-of-State:
Black & Gold Scholarship
  • International:
Scholarship awarded after completion of 30 credit hours
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowScholarship Reinstatement Appeal Form
Please note, all fields are required to be completed.


Submit your Scholarship Reinstatement Appeal Form with all supporting documentation to the Scholarship Coordinator by August 1, 2018 via email to: or in person at 130 Ferrell Hall.  Notification of our final decision will be sent to your WVSU email.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Scholarship Portal?

  • The WVSU Scholarship portal is an online student-centered scholarship experience that centralizes all of our scholarships for students to easily discover and apply for scholarships with real-time access. 
How do I access the Scholarship Portal?  
How do I access the Portal?
  • To access the scholarship portal select the sign in at the upper right hand corner and insert your user name and password.
  • Your user name is your WVSU email without
  • Your password is the same as our WVSU email password.

What are Opportunities?
  • Scholarships are titled “Opportunities” in the portal.
  • Scholarship opportunities are displayed as seen below.

What is a General Application?
  • Students will complete one general online application, which includes academic, extracurricular, and community service information and space for a brief biography.
  • Upon submission of your general application thru the online portal, the form will trigger access to basic information from your Banner student profile and automatically match you with potential scholarship opportunities 

What is an Apply-To Scholarships?
  • Upon submission of your general application if applicable, apply for specific scholarships 

Who to contact with financial aid questions?
 Financial Aid Counselor  Email Address  Telephone Number  First Letter of Student’s Last Name
 James Buchanan  304-204-4365  E,F,K,M,N,P,Q,T,V
 Tiffany Myers  304-204-4363  A,B,C,D,L,U,W,X,Y
 Anthony Parrish  304-204-4364  G, H, I, J, O, R, S, Z


How do I submit my FAFSA?
What is the WVSU FAFSA code?
  • 003826

Who to contact for log in and password questions related to the scholarship portal?
How to contact the Scholarship Coordinator?
Rhonda Brogan
Scholarship Coordinator
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