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Current Student Scholarships

The Statler College, and its departments, offers many yearly undergraduate scholarships to current students.

To apply for Statler College scholarships, current students should:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours)
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with WVU Financial Aid by January 1st of each year*
  • Complete a new scholarship application annually by December 31 (Applications will open by October each year) You will be notified via email and student enews.

Apply for Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Apply for Academic Scholarships

*Having a FAFSA on file will maximize scholarship consideration as many scholarships are need-based. You can check out the WVU Financial Aid Office for additional information regarding the FAFSA.

Students will be notified whether or not they are awarded a scholarship by mid-March.

If an annual scholarship is awarded:

  • Scholarship awards will be split evenly between fall and spring semester of the upcoming academic year (unless a student is graduating in December)
  • Recipients will be expected to write a personalized thank you note to specific scholarship donors (you will be given more information if awarded a scholarship)
  • Scholarships are not renewable and you will need to re-apply annually.
  • Based on your financial aid situation, your loans may be reduced.

Cybersecurity ACCESS Scholarship

In addition to the main scholarship application, students who are interested in cybersecurity, should also apply to the Cybersecurity ACCESS Scholarship. This scholarship is eligible to incoming and current students. This scholarship is part of a National Science Foundation S-STEM grant, and requires students to be a US citizen, US national, alien refugee, or permanent resident. Students must also have a FAFSA on file with WVU and show financial need. 

Deadline for application is March 18, 2024

Apply for the Cybersecurity ACCESS Scholarship

Determine Eligibility

Are you entering WVU in August 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024? Use the charts below to determine your eligibility for the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First awards or visit our Undergraduate Scholarship Office to learn about all merit offerings.

Scholarship of Distinction

The 2023-2024 Scholarship of Distinction is for score senders. You cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

2023-24 Estimated WVU Scholarship Amounts by GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Chart of scholarship criteria and monetary values. Use our linked calculator to determine your scholarship amounts.

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Scholarship estimate calculator

Go First Scholarship

The 2023-2024 Go First Scholarship is for test optional applicants. You cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.

Chart showing scholarship level and amounts of scholarships

We use a weighted GPA if provided on the high school transcript or self-reported by the student. WVU rounds high school GPAs to the second decimal point (e.g., 4.195 is rounded up to 4.2 while 4.19 stays at 4.19). Applies to WVU Morgantown. Self-reported GPAs may be adjusted based on the official transcript. Learn more at

Rates for 2023-2024. Rates are subject to change. Listed costs are based on two semesters with a minimum of 12 credits each. Housing expenses are based on the average residence hall cost and a Go Anytime dining plan. Visit for rates by program.

Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I already have a 4-year university or college scholarship. Can I still apply for annual scholarships?

A: While you do not need to apply to renew your 4-year scholarships, by applying to annual scholarships you may become eligible for additional funding (research scholarships, student organization involvement scholarships, etc.)

Q: I am an international student and cannot complete the FASFA, should I still apply?

A: Yes, you can still apply. There are awards that are strictly merit-based and do not have a financial need component.

Q: I have to take a summer class to graduate, can these scholarships be used to cover that expense?

A: No, these scholarships are only for the fall and spring.

Q: I applied last year, do I have to apply again?

A: Yes, you must apply each year so you can be evaluated on your new activities and academic performance.

Q: I missed the scholarship deadline, can I still get a scholarship?

A: No, to be eligible for scholarships, you must apply before the deadline.

Q: I was just admitted as a freshman, can I apply for these scholarships?

A: No, these scholarships are only for current students based on college activities and academic performance.

Q: I was just admitted as a transfer student, can I apply for these scholarships?

A: No, but WVU does have automatic transfer scholarships

Q: I received a scholarship last year, but I don't see it on my account this year?

A: If you did not reapply, then you will not be eligible for a scholarship in the upcoming year.

Q: What scholarships are available?

A: Scholarships are provided by companies and individual donors. By using this scholarship application, you are applying to all of these scholarship opportunities.

Q: How much money is awarded annually in annual departmental scholarships?

A: The Statler College awards more than $300,000 in scholarships each year.

Q: I want to apply for a specific scholarship. How do I do that?

A: Scholarships are provided by companies and individual donors. By using this scholarship application, you are applying to all of these scholarship opportunities. You cannot apply to a single, individual scholarship.

Q: Do I have to repay these scholarships if I changed majors?

A: No, you will not need to repay scholarships based on changing your major.

Q: I received a scholarship in the fall, but changed my major for spring. Do I still keep my scholarship?

A: As long as you have changed majors within the Statler College, you will keep your scholarship. If you changed to a non-Statler College major, you will lose your annual scholarship for the spring semester.

Q: How do I thank the donor for my scholarship?

A: In the fall semester, you will be contacted via email about a thank you letter writing session.

Any questions should be directed to the Statler Office of Academics and Student Performance