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Due to the generosity of alumni and friends, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences awards over 500 scholarships per year, totaling more than $1 million.

The Eberly College Scholarship Committee matches an applicant’s academic performance, major and rank, geographic location, and extracurricular activities with the eligibility requirements of all available scholarships awarded by the Dean's Office.  The applicant's  financial need is also taken into consideration  as a majority of Eberly College scholarships have a financial need restriction. 

T o be considered for need-based scholarships, a student must have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid. To complete a FAFSA, visit

Incoming freshmen  

Incoming freshmen, regardless of major, are automatically considered for one of the University’s merit-based scholarships when they submit their application for admission to WVU. To determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships, visit

WVU freshmen typically receive most of their financial support from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships rather than individual colleges, schools, departments and/or programs at WVU. Additional scholarship opportunities may be available at the college level, depending on a student’s major, place of residence and financial need.   

Incoming freshmen admitted to an Eberly College major who have graduated or will graduate from a West Virginia high school and who wish to be considered for scholarship support for the 2022-2023 academic year can submit an Eberly College Freshman Scholarship Application for West Virginia Residents from December 1 to March 15. Applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions by March 31. 

No scholarship opportunities at the college level currently exist for nonresident incoming freshmen in the Eberly College. Nonresident freshmen may submit an undergraduate scholarship application (see below) during the spring semester of their freshman year at WVU.    

Current and transfer students  

Currently enrolled Eberly College majors and incoming transfer students who wish to be considered for scholarship support for the 2022-2023 academic year can submit an Eberly College Undergraduate Scholarship Application between January 2 to April 1. Applicants will be notified by June 1 if selected for a scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Applicants not selected for a scholarship will be notified as well. 

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Additionally, currently enrolled students are encouraged to contact the department of their major to inquire about scholarship opportunities that might be available at the department level. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at