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Academic Enrichment Program

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Academic Enrichment Program is intended to assist Eberly College students pursuing a bachelors or masters degree to participate in activities that complement, extend and enhance their academic experiences at West Virginia University. 
The program is supported by contributions to the College’s Centennial Campaign Endowment as well as from other endowments established by alumni and friends of the Eberly College. Students who participate in the program should be willing, upon request, to write a letter describing to a donor how support from this program contributed to and enhanced their academic experience at WVU.  

Program Policies and Application Procedures 

Students may receive funding for one activity per academic year. 

Students must apply individually to the program; no group applications will be accepted. 

Students must submit an application at least three weeks prior to the start of the activity for which financial support is being sought. 

Eberly College Academic Enrichment Program Application

In the event the student is not requesting funding for study abroad, conference/workshop or internship participation, a faculty recommendation is required. Faculty recommendations in support of student applications must be received at least two weeks in advance of the start date of the activity for which the student has applied for funding.

Academic Enrichment Program Faculty Recommendation Form

Master's students must be presenting a paper or poster at a conference or traveling to conduct research for their activity to be eligible. Anyone who is admitted into a doctoral program does not qualify for this award program. 

As the Academic Enrichment Program is a reimbursement program, students should retain all receipts associated with the activity for which they have been awarded funding. Documentation to verify your activity must be submitted to your department’s administrative assistant or business office liaison within two weeks of the activity’s conclusion. 

Per University policy, academic enrichment funds issued to students must be applied to their student financial aid account for disbursement. 

Per Financial Aid policies, a student may not receive aid in excess of their estimated annual cost of attendance.  If you are at your financial aid maximum—your various forms of financial aid cover your cost of attendance for the year—you may not be able to receive academic enrichment funds. (Academic Enrichment grant dollars could replace loan dollars on your student account.) Also keep in mind that if you have a balance due on your student account for the semester, the Financial Aid Office will apply the academic enrichment funds toward your balance due and you may not receive the funds in the form of a Student Refund.

There will be a limited amount of funding to be awarded each semester. Awards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Funding allocation is at the discretion of The Dean, not to exceed $500 per award.