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West Virginia State University Scholarships

West Virginia State University offers scholarships on the basis of academic merit, financial need, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, or any combination of these items. To learn more about institutional scholarship opportunities, as well as external scholarship opportunities, please read below.
 

 


 

 Institutional Scholarships


West Virginia State University offers several institutional scholarship opportunities:

 

The Yellow Jacket Scholarship


Beginning in Fall 2021, the Yellow Jacket Scholarship may be offered to incoming students who
 
  • are full-time students (i.e., taking at least 12 credit hours a semester)
  • are degree seeking
  • have at least a 3.0 high school GPA

In-state On-Campus

 
Award Tier  High School GPA Award Amount
Tier 1 3.0-3.4 $2,200
Tier 2 3.5-3.7 $3,300
Tier 3 3.8-4.0 $5,000

​In-state Off-Campus

 
 Award Tier   High School GPA Award Amount
Tier 1 3.0-3.4 $1,100
Tier 2 3.5-3.7 $2,200
Tier 3 3.8-4.0 $3,000
 

​Out-of-state on-Campus

 
 Award Tier   High School GPA Award Amount
Tier 1 3.0-3.4 $3,000
Tier 2 3.5-3.7 $4,500
Tier 3 3.8-4.0 $6,000
 

​Out-of-state Off-Campus

 
 Award Tier   High School GPA Award Amount
Tier 1 3.0-3.4 $2,000
Tier 2 3.5-3.7 $3,000
Tier 3 3.8-4.0 $4,000

 

Transfer students are eligible only for Tier 1.



West Virginia State University Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships available through the West Virginia State University Foundation vary in amount and eligibility requirements. Individual scholarship opportunity descriptions and eligibility requirements can be viewed here.

West Virginia State University Foundation Scholarship applicants must first meet the following eligibility requirements:
 
  • FAFSA must be completed and submitted
  • financial aid must be packaged
  • cannot be registered as an only-online student
  • must be a full-time student (i.e., must take at least 12 credit hours each semester)

Applying for West Virginia State University Foundation Scholarships is easy. Applicants need only go to the scholarship portal and log in with the first portion of their West Virginia State University email address (i.e., everything prior to @wvstateu.edu) and password. There is only one application to fill out. A completed application will be matched with pertinent scholarship opportunities.
 

West virginia state university 1890 scholarship

Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, West Virginia State University now offers the WVSU 1890 Scholarship. The general application submitted into the scholarship portal (the second tab) will generate an "apply to form" to answer specific questions in order to qualify for the WVSU 1890 scholarship.  

This sholarship is for students majoring in the university's four agriculture-related degree programs: B.S. in Biology - Option in Plant and Soil Science; B.S. in Chemistry - Option in Applied Chemistry; B.S. in Business Administration - Concentration in Agribusiness; and B.A. in Economics - Concentration in Agricultural Economics.  More information regarding the degrees that qualify for the WVSU 1890 Scholarship can be found here.
 


External Scholarships


Here you will find an ever-evolving list of links to scholarship-awarding organizations, scholarship finders and databases, individual scholarship opportunities, and scholarship and financial aid advice. Please note that these third-party sites are not maintained by West Virginia State University.


scholarship-awarding organizations

Beckley Area Foundation
College Foundation of West Virginia
Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation
Hinton Area Foundation
Mensa Foundation
Mollohan Foundation
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
U.S. Department of Agriculture




scholarship finders and databases

CareerOneStop
CollegeScholarships
FastWeb
Free-4U.com
TFS Scholarships
UNIGO




individual scholarships

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship
Bridge of Hope Scholarship
Hazel Ruby McQuain Graduate Scholarship
Nextiva 
PROMISE Scholarship


 

scholarship and financial aid advice

Chamber of Commerce
College Foundation of West Virginia
CollegeBoard
Study.com's Becas Universitarias para Estudiantes Hispanos y Latinos
Study.com's College Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Study.com's College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
Study.com's College Scholarships for Minority Students
Study.com's 2021 College Scholarships for Women
Study.com's Guide to College Scholarships & Financial Aid for Black Students
Study.com's Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships for Veterans
Study.com's 2021 Guide to Teaching and Education Scholarships
Study.com's Scholarship Guide for Nursing Students
Study.com's Ultimate Guide to Financial Aid and FAFSA for College Students
Christopher Prewitt
Financial Aid Literacy & Scholarship Coordinator
scholarships@wvstateu.edu
(304) 204-4067
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