Each spring currently enrolled students are invited to apply for scholarships which are provided through the West Virginia State University Foundation and their generous donors. Some scholarships are awarded based solely on academic achievement, leadership and/or other contributions without reference to financial need. Others are earmarked for those who present strong academic and leadership potential and have demonstrated need.
Some scholarships are available for renewal, but you need to submit an application each year. Others may only be available for students in a particular class year. Whatever the requirements, be sure you apply on time and submit complete application packets.
Many freshmen receive a scholarship to study at WVSU each fall. All qualified admitted students are considered and no additional applications are required. Scholarships are awarded during the application review process and notification is sent soon after the letter of admission. Funds are limited, priority is given to students who complete their application, with all required supporting documentation, by March 1st.
Below is a list of some of our available scholarships for incoming freshmen; additional scholarships are also awarded.
The WVSU Scholarship
is offered to residents of West Virginia. This renewable award is typically offered to students who have a 3.0 GPA or better and a 19+ ACT composite. Award amounts range from $1,000 - $2,000. The WVSU Scholarship is renewable for three additional academic years as long as the recipient is enrolled full-time and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
The Black & Gold Scholarship
is awarded to out-of-state residents. This renewable award is typically offered to students who have a 3.0 GPA or better and a 19+ ACT composite. Award amounts range from $5,000 - $8,000. The Black & Gold Scholarship is renewable for three additional academic years as long as the recipient is enrolled full-time and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Numerous scholarships are available from private and corporate sources. Too numerous to list, you may research the many offerings through the use of library or computerized resources.
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