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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:

WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP / BLACK AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

Offered through the Office of Admissions, these scholarships, which do not require an additional application, are awarded on a first-applied, first-awarded basis to incoming students who are
 
  • U.S. citizens
  • full-time students (i.e., taking at least 12 credit hours a semester)
  • degree seeking
  • eligible based on the merit requirements listed below


Freshman

 
Scholarship Name Residence Merit Requirements Scholarship Amount Renewal Requirements
West Virginia State University Scholarship In-state 3.0 cumulative GPA, high school

AND

1020+ SAT score/20+ ACT score

based on the official numbers reported by the high school at the time of admission
$3,000.00 a year, maximum four years 3.0 cumulative GPA;

full-time student (i.e., 12 credit hours a semester)
Black and Gold Scholarship Out-of-state 3.0 cumulative GPA, high school

AND

1020+ SAT score/20+ ACT score
based on the official numbers reported by the high school at the time of admission
 
$8,000.00 a year, maximum four years 3.0 cumulative GPA;

full-time student (i.e., 12 credit hours a semester)
 
 
 

transfer

Transfer students must be working on their first undergraduate degree to be eligible for these scholarships.
 
Scholarship Name Residence Merit Requirements Scholarship Amount Renewal Requirements
West Virginia State University Scholarship In-state 3.0 cumulative GPA 

AND

30 credit hours

based on the number of credits and GPA from all institutions of higher learning attended at the time of admission
$3,000.00 a year 3.0 cumulative GPA;

full-time student (i.e., 12 credit hours a semester)
Black and Gold Scholarship Out-of-state 3.0 cumulative GPA 

AND

30 credit hours

based on the number of credits and GPA from all institutions of higher learning attended at the time of admission
$6,000.00 a year 3.0 cumulative GPA;

full-time student (i.e., 12 credit hours a semester)

 

 

INternational

Black and Gold Scholarships are offered to eligible international students.
 
Student Status Merit Requirements Scholarship Amount Renewal Requirements  
Freshman 80+ TOEFL

AND

3.0 cumulative GPA

based on official numbers reported by institutions at the time of admission
$6,000.00 a year, four-year maximum scholarship will be awarded after completion of 30 credit hours 3.0 cumulative GPA  
Transfer 3.0 cumulative GPA

based on official numbers reported by institution(s) at the time of admission
$6,000.00 a year, four-year maximum scholarship 3.0 cumulative GPA  
 

Scholarship opportunities for Graduate students can be found in our scholarship portal. See "West Virginia State University Foundation Scholarships" below for more information.


West Virginia State Universtiy 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.
 

Joanna Parkins Craigo Scholarship

Established by Oshel B. Craigo. Recipient must be a resident of West Virginia with a financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0. For employees, or relatives of employees of Better Foods, Inc.

To apply, submit an application in the scholarship portal.


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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