First-time Freshman Scholarships at WVU
Hard work pays off. Literally.
It’s easy to qualify for our merit based scholarships. Just submit your application to WVU and we’ll review for our central awards. And, starting with the fall 2021 term, test optional applicants may qualify for merit, too!
Use our charts below to determine your eligibility for the Scholarship of Distinction for score senders, or the Go First Scholarship for test optional applicants. You can also use our scholarship calculator.
Our admissions application and merit awarding both include a no-harm policy – students will not be penalized whether applying with scores or test optional. We also welcome changes to your test optional status and admitted students may submit scores through May 1 if electing to qualify for score sender merit awards.
And don’t forget to file the FAFSA form, which opens October 1 for the 2021-2022 academic cycle. You may qualify for additional need-based aid and institutional awards.
Scholarship of Distinction
The Scholarship of Distinction is for score senders. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.
Go First Scholarship