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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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  Freshman Scholarships

West Virginia State University is proud to offer merit, competitive and need-based scholarships to freshman. Merit scholarships, based on high school GPA and ACT, are awarded at the time of admission. In addition to merit academic scholarships awarded through the admissions process, the West Virginia State University Foundation offers scholarships gifted by alumni, businesses, friends and foundations to incoming, current, and graduate students. Many of these scholarships are available through WVSU Scholarship Portal.
 
Merit scholarships are easy — just apply and be admitted. A separate application is not required. Newly admitted freshman who are U.S. citizen, full-time (12 or more hours), degree seeking, and meet academic qualifications are awarded merit scholarships on a first-applied, first-awarded basis until funds are fully committed. Apply early to be considered for one of these freshman merit scholarships! All eligible students but be fully admitted by June 1, 2019 to receive the scholarship.
 
Scholarship Name
Minimum Requirements
Amount
Scholarship Name
WVSU (In-State Students)
Minimum Requirements
20+ ACT / 1020+ SAT and 3.00 GPA*
($3,000 per year; 3.00 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)  

 
Scholarship Name
Black and Gold (Out-of-State Students)
Minimum Requirements
20+ ACT / 1020+ SAT and 3.00 GPA*
($8,000 per year; 3.00 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)  

 
*ACT score and GPA are based on the official numbers reported by the high school at the time of admission. Students who meet the qualifications and apply for admission while funds are available will be notified by letter.
  
 

Transfer Student Scholarships

West Virginia State University is proud to offer merit, competitive and need-based scholarships to freshman. Merit scholarships, based on high school GPA and ACT, are awarded at the time of admission. In addition to merit academic scholarships awarded through the admissions process, the West Virginia State University Foundation offers scholarships gifted by alumni, businesses, friends and foundations to incoming, current, and graduate students. Many of these scholarships are available through WVSU Scholarship Portal.
 
Transfer Merit scholarships are easy — just apply and be admitted. A separate application is not required. Transfer scholarships will be awarded automatically to undergraduate transfer students (successfully completed 30 credit hours), who are U.S. citizens, seeking their first undergraduate degree. Full-time enrollment (12 or more credits each semester) is required to receive the scholarship.  All eligible students but be fully admitted by June 1, 2019 to receive the scholarship.
 
 
Scholarship Name
Minimum Requirements
Amount
Scholarship Name
WVSU (In-State Students)
Minimum Requirements
3.00+ GPA, 30 credit hours*
Amount
$3,000
 
Scholarship Name
Black and Gold (Out-of-State Students)
Minimum Requirements
3.00+ GPA, 30 credit hours*
Amount
$6,000
 
*The calculation of the weighted GPA is the number of credits and GPA points from all schools attended at the time of admission.
 
           Graduate Student Scholarships
  • WVSU offers a graduate scholarship for current and incoming students depending on your program. Apply through the WVSU Scholarship Portal..
     
    International Scholarships
    Scholarship Name
    Black and Gold  
    Minimum Requirements
    Freshman
    80+ TOEFL  and 3.00+ GPA*
    $6,000 per year; (3.00 cumulative GPA required to renew; four-year maximum scholarship will be awarded after completion of 30 credit hours)  
    Transfer
    3.00+ GPA*
    $6,000 per year; (3.00 cumulative GPA required to renew; four-year maximum)
     
    *ACT score and GPA are based on the official numbers reported by the high school at the time of admission. Students who meet the qualifications and apply for admission while funds are available will be notified by letter.
     

 

  
 
 
 
 
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Please note, all fields are required to be completed.

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Instructions:
Submit your Scholarship Reinstatement Appeal Form with all supporting documentation to the Scholarship Coordinator by August 1, 2018 via email to: scholarships@wvstateu.edu 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 @wvstateu.edu.
  • 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  buchanan@wvstateu.edu  304-204-4365  E,F,K,M,N,P,Q,T,V
 Tiffany Myers  tiffany.haynes@wvstateu.edu  304-204-4363  A,B,C,D,L,U,W,X,Y
 Anthony Parrish  aparrish1@wvstateu.edu  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
scholarships@wvstateu.edu
(304)766-4101
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