Students who attend West Virginia University usually have one thing in common – they are looking for ways to decrease the cost of their college education. One of the best ways to decrease the amount you pay at WVU is to obtain scholarships. A good starting place is to complete the FAFSA application form, as this form should quickly tell you whether you have qualified for any federal or state financial aid. In addition to completing the FAFSA application, you will want to be certain that you take advantage of any scholarships that you might be eligible for through WVU. Below is a selected list of scholarships that you might want to consider in your question for free money. It is important to note that WVU scholarships fall into five main categories: external or private scholarships, nontraditional student, institutional scholarships, study abroad scholarships, departmental or college scholarships. You can find out more about these categories here.
Osher Reentry Scholarship Program at WVU:
This scholarship is aimed at assisting nontraditional students, between the ages of 25- to 50- years of age, obtain their first bachelor’s degree. The award provides students with a scholarship of up to $5,000 per year. Students can only use the money to cover the cost of student fees and tuition. In order to be eligible, students must have been out of school for at least five years. In addition, students must show a high level of financial need, plan to enroll either part-time or full-time, and have been admitted to West Virginia University.
In order to apply for this scholarship, students must complete an application form online. Additionally, two essays, a resume, and an optional letter of recommendation are required to complete the application process. Additional information about this award can be found at this link.
WVU Transfer Scholarships:
Students who are transferring to WVU from other institutions are eligible to receive some additional scholarship money. Students who are WV residents can receive up to $2,000 per year to support their studies while residents outside of WV can receive up to $5,000 per year in financial assistance. In order to be considered to these scholarships, students must be accepted to WVU prior to July 1st. Additionally, students must have at least 15 credit hours (but no more than 78 credit hours) that can be transferred to WVU. All applicants must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average. These scholarships can be renewed. Additional information about this scholarship can be found at this website.
WVU Departmental Scholarships:
Both returning and first time WVU students may be considered for a departmental scholarship. A full list of colleges, along with their respective scholarships, can be found at their website. These awards range in value. Make sure to read the application instructions carefully, as application deadlines, application requirements, and the application process may vary. Students who are looking for additional WVU scholarships might wish to contact the admission’s office, which maintains a full list of all potential WVU scholarships.