West Virginia Scholarships

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EESI Future Climate Leaders Scholarship Program

Students at HBCUs can apply for up to $5,000 in awards each academic year to pursue programs related to environmental science, clean energy, and climate policy at EESI-accredited institutions.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
January 1

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

American Electric Power Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers the American Electric Power Scholarship to an eligible student enrolled in an ABET-accredited school who demonstrates an interest in power engineering.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 18
Winner announcement
by July 1

Erin Marie Keener Nursing Scholarship

The Erin Marie Keener Nursing Scholarship is an annual scholarship for fourth-year nursing students at West Virginia University.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 4

Ernest Daniel Conaway, Raymond Guy Baker and Everett Reece Baker Memorial Scholarship

Your Community Foundation of North-Central West Virginia offers this scholarship of $2,000 to support undergraduate students enrolled in engineering or medical related-field in West Virginia.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 4

Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship

Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia awards two high school senior athlete students, who want to reach the collegiate level, $1,000 each, to reach their academic and career goals.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 4
Winner announcement
June 2023

Lillian A. Devison Scholarship

The scholarship awards an approximate $500 scholarship to one graduate student at a West Virginia college or university.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 4

William Charles Davis and Dorcas Regina Davis Educational Scholarship

Your Community Foundation West Virginia annually awards the William Charles Davis and Dorcas Regina Davis Educational Scholarship of $500 to undergraduate students pursuing education or science degrees in West Virginia.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.25
Deadline
March 4

King’s Daughters Health Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship is given to dedicated local high school students planning to pursue a career in healthcare.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 15

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
September 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2023

Oncology Practice Alliance Scholarship

The Oncology Practice Alliance Scholarship is awarded to 11 graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing majors in oncology or hematology and are residing in either West Virginia or Ohio.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
11 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

Fourth Circuit Essay Contest

The United States Court Of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit offers the Fourth Circuit Essay Contest to high school students with awards of $1,000, $1,500, and $2,000.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 15
Winner announcement
August 2023

West Virginia Scholarships

West Virginia, also referred to as ‘the Mountain state’, is located in the tree-covered Appalachian Mountains. Although a relatively small state, West Virginia is the third most forested state in the U.S so there’s ample opportunity to revel in the great outdoors while pursuing your studies. Consider checking out any one of the various scholarship opportunities available in West Virginia.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in West Virginia?

  • West Virginia University

West Virginia University ranks 234th on the list of the top national universities in the United States. The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship is a great way to fund your studies.

 

  • Marshall University

North Dakota State University ranks 299th on the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for funding, try the King’s Daughters Health Foundation Scholarship.

 

  • West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private institution that is ranked 9th among the top regional colleges in the southern part of the U.S. If you’re on the lookout for a scholarship in the arts, check out the Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award.

Most popular majors in West Virginia?

  1. Business
  2. Criminal justice
  3. Arts

Where does West Virginia rank in education?

West Virginia ranks 43rd on a list of most educated states and 42nd in terms of public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.