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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.

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 Criteria for the WVSU Merit Black and Gold and WVSU Scholarships
  1. The Black and Gold or the WVSU Scholarship may vary based on the total financial aid package awarded with scholarship and grant funds. The total award will not exceed the cost of attendance at West Virginia State University.   
  2. As recipient of additional scholarships, grants (federal or state) and other financial aid beyond loans this scholarship is subject to a reduction to ensure you are not over awarded.
  3. The Black and Gold or WVSU Scholarship is limited to a maximum of eight (8) undergraduate semesters excluding Summer attendance at West Virginia State University. The Scholarship funds may not be used to pay for summer school expenses.    
  4. To retain the Black and Gold or WVSU Scholarship you must successfully complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate semester credit hours annually from West Virginia State University and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in which both evaluated at the end of each Spring semester.  Scholarship recipients that fall below the above criterion will be ineligible to receive either scholarship.
  5. The Scholarship Coordinator will verify the Satisfactory Academic Progress for all scholarship recipients with the Office of Financial Aid at the end of each Spring semeser.   
  6. In the event there was an unusual situation, condition or extenuating unforeseen circumstances, which had an impact on your ability to achieve the grade point average standard, you can submit an appeal for consideration to have your scholarship reinstated.
  7. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be verified at the end of each Spring semester.  
  8. The Black and Gold or WVSU Scholarship is only awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters and excludes the Summer sessions.  
  9. All are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each academic year by October 1st to be considered for this scholarship. Visit WVSU school code: 003826  
  10. Applicant may be required to participate in student support services and programs to ensure success (e.g. honors program, academic, mentor and time management workshops, etc.).  
  11. The final awarding of Black and Gold or WVSU Scholarship is contingent upon recipient's verification of my final high school grade point average.
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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