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West Virginia Scholarships

There are 45 colleges and universities in West Virginia. West Virginia University, Fairmont State University and the University of Charleston represent the larger institutions. Also, Marshall University and  West Liberty University were both established in 1837, making them two of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the area.

The industry of West Virginia is diverse, ranging from coal production to green energy produced through wind turbines. Some of the larger private employers in the state include Kroger, Walmart, Lowe's, Consol Energy and West Virginia United Health System.

Potential degree candidates seeking help with their college funding should find plenty of college scholarship opportunities. There are both public and private college scholarships available.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about college scholarships in west Virginia. 

West Virginia University/SAE Engineering Schp

Applicants should be incoming freshmen who will be pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. A $1,000 freshman scholarship will be awarded.

KASF Scholarship - Eastern Region

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.

Fischer Family Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Frank H. Fischer to provide scholarships to eligible recipients pursuing an associate degree in business or accounting.

Falcon Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to eligible new students. They are offered at four different levels: Collegiate, Scholar, Honors and Presidential. A scholarship application is not necessary. Students will be awarded on a rolling basis according to their admissions file. Students need to be accepted prior to consideration for a scholarship. Acceptance is determined by the receipt of an application for admission, transcripts, and test scores. Scholarships are for two years; renewal for the second year is contingent upon the student earning a 3.0 GPA with the successful completion of 27 credit hours. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted.Students will only be considered for a scholarship if their admissions file is complete by December 15. * Collegiate - 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT/990 SAT; resident $500, non-resident $1,000 * Scholar - 3.25 GPA and 23 ACT/1070 SAT; resident $750, non-resident $1,500 * Honors - 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT/1180 SAT; resident $1,000, non-resident $2,000 * Presidential - 3.75 GPA and 30 ACT/1340 SAT; resident $1,500, non-resident $3,000

Dale C. Bailey Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any•Financial Need: No•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences: Be in a 4-year program, Must maintain 2.5 GPA. General criteria that applies to most scholarships are as follows: · must be a resident of West Virginia · must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours) · must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA) · minimum score of 20 on the ACT · must demonstrate good moral character

Nicholas & Mary Trivillian Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Field of study in Medicine or PharmacyGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Southern Coal Providers Association (SCPA) Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Family member of a (current or previous) coal industry employee within Southern WV(2) Qualifications for employment include working for a company engaged in the mining and processing of coal and located within the following West Virginia counties: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, and Wyoming. General criteria that applies to most scholarships are as follows: · must be a resident of West Virginia · must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours) · must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA) · minimum score of 20 on the ACT · must demonstrate good moral character

Madeline B. McCrum Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: West Virginia University College of Law•Financial Need: No•Renewable: YesGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

King-Alderson Family Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: West Virginia University or Alderson Broaddus College•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Demonstrate academic abilityGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Math and Science Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any•Financial Need: No•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences(1) Field of study in Math, Science and Engineering(2) Science includes chemistry, physics, biology and other scientific fieldsGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Kids’ Chance of West Virginia, Inc.

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:Children ( ages 16 – 25) of West Virginia’s workers who have been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in an on-the-job accident, who due to lack of financial resources resulting from the accident, would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue further schooling.**To verify eligibility for the scholarship, applicants must attach a copy of the order or letter from the workers’ compensation carrier granting a permanent total disability award or dependent’s benefits. If the applicant does not have a copy of the order or lettergranting benefits, a copy may be obtained from the workers’ compensation carrier.

Henry E. King Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: If a current member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston•Specific preferences:(1) Awarded to immediate family members of owners or employees of companies, which are current members of, and have been members of, the Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston for at least one full year.(2) Enrolled full time in either a two-year or four-year course of undergraduate study General criteria that applies to most scholarships are as follows: · must be a resident of West Virginia · must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours) · must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA) · minimum score of 20 on the ACT · must demonstrate good moral character

Elizabeth S. Johnston Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: University of Charleston•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Must demonstrate scholastic abilityGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Dr. O.M. and Ruth A. Harper Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: Any•Financial Need: No•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Residents of Clendenin/Herbert Hoover areaGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Norman S. & Betty M. Fitzhugh Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: Any•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Demonstrate academic excellenceGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Evans Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: Any in WV•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: YesGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Willard H. Erwin, Jr. (WVHFMA) (Healthcare Financial Management Assoc.) Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: Any College or University operated by the State of West Virginia•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes, for a total of two years contingent upon the student pursuing a regular course of study, performing up to standards of the Institution, and continuing to have need for financial assistance.•Specific preferences:(1) Juniors, seniors, or graduate students(2) Preference to student studying in business or some phase of HealthCare Finance(3) Full or part-time student General criteria that applies to most scholarships are as follows: · must be a resident of West Virginia · must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours) · must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA) · minimum score of 20 on the ACT · must demonstrate good moral character

Gustavus B. Capito Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any in WV•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Field of study in Nursing(2) College or University having an accredited nursing programGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Charleston Rotary Club Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY•College/University: Any in WV•Financial Need: No•Renewable: Yes•Specific preferences:(1) Resident of the Charleston area(2) Field of study in business or a related field(3) Preference is given to students having prior business or entrepreneurial experience(4) Demonstrated service to their schools & communities and academic performanceGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

Pauline Haddad Bsharah Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: Any•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: No•Specific preferences:(1) Must have attended Sherman HS or Marsh Fork HS(2) Chosen on academic performance, leadership abilities and contributions to school or communityGeneral Criteria:·must be a resident of West Virginia·must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours)·must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA)·minimum score of 20 on the ACT ·must demonstrate good moral character

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