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See how much you could receive (and how to qualify).

We want you to get the most aid possible. That’s why we automatically review your transfer application to see if you qualify for our Climb Higher and Innovators scholarships. In-state and out-of-state residents are eligible. And best of all, some scholarships “stack,” which means you can get more than one.

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How to apply

We automatically review your transfer application for merit scholarships.

No Separate Application

Climb Higher and Innovators scholarships for transfers do not require a separate application. We automatically review your admissions application and transcripts (deadlines apply).

Deadline: June 1

First-time transfer students must be admitted by June 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the spring term to be eligible for scholarships. All official documents required to support merit eligibility must be received by June 1 for the fall term and January 5 for the spring term.

See our transfer scholarship FAQ for answers to common questions.

Send Test Scores

For Climb Higher Level 1 scholarships only: ACT or SAT scores must be received from the testing agency (deadlines apply). Learn how to submit official scores.

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Fall 2024 Scholarships

When you apply to WVU as a transfer student, we automatically consider you for merit scholarships. The Climb Higher Scholarship is offered based on grade point average (GPA) — and only for the highest level, GPA plus ACT or SAT scores.

Climb Higher Scholarship

In-State Amount

Out-of-State Amount

Level 1 (3.8+ GPA and ACT ≥30 or SAT ≥1360) $5,000
$17,000
Level 2 (3.8+ GPA) $3,500
$14,000
Level 3 (3.5-3.79 GPA) $2,500
$11,000
Level 4 (3.0-3.49 GPA) $1,500
$8,000

Innovators Scholarship

Have a 3.8 GPA or above? Our Innovators Scholarship is stackable with our Climb Higher Scholarship and provides an additional $1,000 for in-state students and $2,000 for out-of-state transfer students admitted to the following colleges:

  • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
  • John Chambers College of Business and Economics
  • Reed College of Media

Note: Transfer GPA is based on a cumulative GPA calculation from all institutions attended. Please refer to the FAQ below regarding deadlines that apply to receipt of official transcripts and documents.

You’ve done the hard work. Now let us reward you — without any extra effort on your part!

Our merit scholarships are:

  • Automatic. When you apply for admission, we check your academic record for scholarship eligibility. It’s that simple. No separate application. No recommendations or essays.
  • Non-competitive. That means if your GPA/test score qualifies, you get the scholarship. You’re not competing against other applicants.
  • Renewable. These scholarships renew as long as you meet renewal requirements.

Go in depth and learn more about WVU scholarships.

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Sources outside WVU, such as federal and state programs, can help fund your education.

Federal Student Aid

No priority deadline for 2024-2025 aid year.

Don’t forget to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may qualify for additional need-based and institutional aid by submitting the FAFSA.

WVU’s priority deadline for the FAFSA is usually March 1. The 2024-2025 priority deadline has been removed due to the delayed FAFSA launch. Use FAFSA School Code 003827 for WVU.

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Promise Scholarship for West Virginia Residents

Deadline extended to May 1.

The Promise Scholarship is sponsored by the state of West Virginia. To be considered, you must be a West Virginia resident and complete the Promise application and the FAFSA. The deadline is usually March 1. The Class of 2024 deadline has been extended to May 1 due to the delayed FAFSA launch.

WVU scholarships usually are offered in addition to Promise.

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Reduced Tuition Benefits

Do you live in Ohio or Washington, D.C., or study at Garrett College in Maryland? You may be eligible for reduced tuition.

Reduced Tuition Benefits

External Scholarships

You should also investigate other scholarship sources to help fund your education. Use our external scholarship resources to search for scholarships and learn how to send your scholarship checks to WVU.

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State Grants and Scholarships

State higher education agencies often have grant or scholarship programs for residents of their state. Learn about grant programs commonly received by WVU students.

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Financial Aid

Already admitted to WVU? Our Financial Aid staff can help you with questions about the FAFSA, your aid offer, accepting aid, submitting external scholarships to WVU, etc. Use the WVU Hub to request assistance.

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Admissions Counselors

Have questions about submitting your application for admission? Or about your next steps after being admitted? Your WVU admissions counselor is an expert on these topics (and many more, so ask them anything!).

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Office of Admissions

Our Admissions staff can assist with any questions or issues you encounter as you apply to WVU. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (except University holidays). Call us at 304-293-2121 or fill out our contact form.

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