Mission Statement

West Virginia University strives to advocate an inclusive, diverse, and accepting community. In addition to our current scholarship programs, we are pleased to offer incoming freshmen to the Morgantown campus the opportunity to apply for our Diversity Scholarship. This program is designed to award exceptional and talented students who have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, and who are culturally, ethnically, or racially diverse.

Program Requirements

1. A minimum high school GPA of 3.00, and an ACT super score of 21 (SAT 990, math + critical reading/New SAT 1070, evidence-based reading & writing plus math). Please note that SAT scores have been adjusted to reflect test results from the new SAT test, first given in March 2016.
2. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
3. Must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to WVU by March 1 during the senior year of high school.
4. Must be admitted to the University by the Office of Admissions by May 1 during the senior year of high school.

Scholarship Awards

West Virginia Residents
– $1,500 per year for four undergraduate years, or a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. A minimum gpa of 2.75 AND at least 30 credit hours are required to renew at the end of each academic year.

Non-West Virginia Residents*
– $2,500 per year for four undergraduate years, or a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. A minimum gpa of 2.75 AND at least 30 credit hours are required to renew at the end of each academic year.

Additional Information

– Scholarship awards are limited in number. Not all students meeting the listed criteria will be awarded.
– Students missing any of the above listed deadline dates will not be reviewed.
A FAFSA must be filed and sent to WVU by March 1 of each school year.
– Scholarships may not be used for summer school.
– Diversity Scholarships may be used in addition to other WVU awarded scholarships.
– Non-Resident students who have their tuition adjusted to pay in-state rates may have their Diversity Scholarship adjusted accordingly.

Diversity Scholarship Application