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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.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

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.

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