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Current Student Scholarships

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

To streamline the application process, students only need to complete one scholarship application, and then the College will match students' academic performance, financial need, and demographic information with the eligibility requirements of all available scholarships. Students do not need to apply separately for each scholarship offered by the College.

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. 
*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.

Apply for Annual Scholarships

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.

Application deadline is March 21.

Apply for Cybersecurity Specific Scholarship 

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 Academic Affairs .

Apply for Annual Scholarships