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Scholarships

At West Virginia University, we want the best and brightest students — not just the high scorers. Hard work, determination and grit are just as important to us as tests and GPAs.

That’s why 93% of our new undergrads receive financial aid, and 68% of incoming freshmen earn scholarships. But we want every student to find their fit here. S o we’re expanding our scholarship tiers to offer even more students the opportunity to turn their passions into a lifelong purpose.

First-time freshman scholarships are automatically awarded based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.  If you are an incoming freshman and you qualify for WVU’s Scholarship of Distinction 1 or Scholarship of Distinction 2, you will also qualify for a Dean’s Level 1 award from the College of Media. This additional award is $2,000/year for West Virginia Residents and $4,000/year for Nonresidents.

If you are an incoming freshman and you qualify for WVU’s Scholarship of Distinction 3, you will also qualify for a Dean’s Level 2 award from the College of Media. This additional award is $1,500/year for West Virginia Residents and $3,000/year for Non-residents.

Chart showing estimated scholarship amounts by GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Use our calculator linked below to determine your scholarship amounts.

Estimate Your Scholarships

Continuing Undergraduate Students

The College also offers a limited number of Student Enhancement Awards, cash awards to students who have secured major-market journalism internships or have been accepted in a major specific study-abroad program. Awards typically range from $500 to $1,000. Complete details, deadlines and application materials are available in the application packet. Submit your completed materials online.

M.S. Marketing Communications Scholarships

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media offers a competitive scholarship specifically for students enrolled in the College’s Integrated, Data and Digital Marketing Communications graduate programs. Admitted and current students can apply during the spring and scholarships are awarded each fall. You will receive information via email and in the student dashboard. This is the first and only scholarship dedicated to online graduate students in the College of Media.