Scholarships in West Virginia

Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: August 15

Applicant must rank in top 50% of graduating high school class, have a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT I score of 1210), and be a resident of any state except Missouri.

Project BEST Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an employee or dependent of employee of a construction company or labor union sponsoring Project BEST (Building Efficiency by Striving Together) in Wheeling, W.Va., or Follansbee, W.Va./Steubenville, Ohio, area. Application is available from and should be submitted to Project BEST.

Out-of-State Collegiate Scholar

Award: $3,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score between 28 and 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1250-1320).

Out-of-State Presidential Scholar

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 32 and 36 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1400 and 1600).

Out-of-State Capstone Scholar

Award: $1,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1210 and 1240).

Out-of-State Grant

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a resident of any state except Kansas. FAFSA is required.

Mountaineer Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman who is a West Virginia resident.

University Merit - Resident Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident who has been named as a finalist by the National Merit Corporation and who designates West Virginia University as their school of first choice by the National Merit Corporation's deadline date.

Out-of-State Tuition Assistance Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must show academic ability and not be a resident of Idaho.

Oratorical Scholarship Program

Award: $18,000, Deadline: December 28

Applicant must compete at district, sectional, and final levels. Award may be used at West Virginia public schools only.

McNair Scholars Award

Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be from outside South Carolina. Selection is based upon academic achievement, leadership, and character.

Mt. Garfield Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of any state other than Colorado, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Out-of-State Fee Stipend

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or rank in the top quarter of class, have a minimum composite ACT score of 24, and may not be a resident of Missouri.

Continue the Tradition

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of an alumni and may not be a resident of Missouri. Entering freshman applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or rank in the top quarter of class and have a minimum composite ACT score of 24. Transfer applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Out-of-State Fee Waiver for the Performing Arts

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have outstanding performance ability in art, forensics, music, theatre, or dance.

Lighthouse International's Scholarship and Career Awards

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must reside and attend school in the United States and be legally blind. Awards based on academic and personal achievements. Application, essay, proof of U.S. citizenship, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are required to be submitted.

Out-of-State Grant

Award: $4,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must reside in a state other than Georgia and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Fred Schleiter Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state minority student with financial need.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a dependent of a West Virginia Knights of Columbus member.

McNair Scholars Finalist Award

Award: $8,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be from a state besides South Carolina.

Dance Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time, non-resident student with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Achievement Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident.

Charles A. Crotty '62 Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, be from West Virginia, and be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours per semester). Selection is based upon scholastic achievement and financial need. Entering freshman and transfer applicants should have a minimum combined SAT I score of 1100. Returning student applicant should have a minimum 3.0 Quality Credit Average (QCA). Applicant must submit FAFSA.

Generations Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Award: $1,500, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a non-resident child or grandchild of an Oklahoma U graduate.

SSU Development Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant cannot be a resident of Ohio or have attended high school in Ohio. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and preference is given to minorities.

Non-Resident Transfer Student Merit Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a transfer student with a minimum 3.8 GPA who is not a resident of Utah. Applicant must have completed a two0year college associate degree program or its equivalent in a state contiguous to Utah.

Gustavus B. Capito Fund for Nursing Education

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a Charleston, WV resident enrolled as a full time student in an accredited nursing program in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Willard H. Erwin Jr. Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full or part time at a state-operated college or university in West Virginia, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate good moral character, and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to applicants pursuing degrees in business or some phase of health care finance.

Richard C. Flint Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character.

Nicholas and Mary Trivillian Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate good moral character, and demonstrate financial need.