Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Scholarships


WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The West Liberty University Scholars Program was established to attract top academic students. Students entering as a first-time freshman may qualify for one of three designations within the Scholars Program. In addition to receiving a four-year academic scholarship, students receive other benefits under this program.

 

ELBIN SCHOLARS
Students accepted for admission with at least a 3.75 high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and at least an ACT composite score of 27 ( 1220 SAT combined critical reading/math) are designated as Elbin Scholars. The Elbin Scholar designation is the highest scholar designation, and is named in honor of Dr. Paul N. Elbin, who was President of the College for 35 years. Students admitted as Elbin Scholars receive:

  • A minimum four-year academic scholarship offer of $3,000 per year (in addition to the PROMISE scholarship, which covers full tuition and fees) for West Virginia residents and $11,000 for non-residents
  • General studies credit based on ACT sub scores of 27 (610) or higher
  • Priority scheduling
  • Opportunity to join the Honors Program as a freshman
  • Housing in Bonar Hall if space is available
  • Transcript designation as an Elbin Scholar
  • Recognition at graduation as an Elbin Scholar

To maintain participation in the program, an Elbin Scholar must maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.50 cumulative grade point average.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

Students accepted for admission with at least a 3.75 high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score between 24-26 (1090-1210 SAT combined critical reading/math) are designated as Presidential Scholars. Students submitted as Presidential Scholars receive:

  • A minimum four-year academic scholarship offer of $2,000 per year
  • General studies credit based on ACT sub scores of 27 (610 SAT) or higher
  • Opportunity to join the Honors Program as a freshman
  • Transcript designation as a Presidential Scholar
  • Recognition at graduation as a Presidential Scholar

To maintain participation in the program, a Presidential Scholar must maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.50 cumulative grade point average

FOUNDATION SCHOLARS

Students accepted for admission with at least a 3.75 high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite of 22-23 (1020-1080 SAT combined critical reading/math) are designated as FoundationScholars. Students admitted as Foundation Scholars receive:

  • A minimum four-year academic scholarship offer of $1,000 per year
  • General studies credit based on ACT sub scores of 27 (610 SAT) or higher
  • opportunity to join the Honors Program as a freshman
  • Transcript designation as a Foundation Scholar
  • Recognition at graduation as a Foundation Scholar

To maintain participation in the program, a Foundation Scholar must maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.50 cumulative grade point average

PROMISE PLUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Offered to any student enrolling as a first-time freshman at West Liberty, beginning with the Fall 2009 semester, who has been awarded the WV PROMISE Scholarship.  In addition to the PROMISE Scholarship, the student will receive a guaranteed $1000 a year for four years.  (If a student receives another institutional scholarship of at least $1000 for four years, he/she would not be eligible for the  PROMISE Plus Scholarship).

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to transfer students who have completed a minimum of 24 semester credit hours with a minimum grade point average of a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale).  The scholarship will be $1000 per year renewable for up to three years, beginning with the Fall 2009 semester.

BLACK & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

Offered to any student enrolling as a first-time freshman at West Liberty beginning with the Fall 2009 semester.  $1000 renewable for four years. The Black and Gold Scholarship is guaranteed to entering first-time freshman with a minimum 3.5-3.74 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum ACT score of 22.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOUSING GRANTS

Available to international students from select targeted areas.  Awards determined by Coordinator of International Student Recruiting.  For more information contact Mihaela Szabo at 304-336-8270; toll free 1-866-WESTLIB x8270 or [email protected]

BARNES AND NOBLE HONORS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Four-year scholarship given to incoming freshmen with high academic abilities.  Typically awarded to a member of the Scholars Program. 

BERKMAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Two-year, $1,000 scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum high school grade point average of a 3.5. Students must have financial need.   Selected by the Office of Financial Aid.

JOHN C. SHAW SCHOLARSHIP
Incoming freshman with high academic ability, four year $200 per year scholarship. West Virginia residents only. Typically awarded to a member of the Scholars Program.

SCHNITZLER/HARTENSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP
Two, four-year, $2,000 per year, scholarships awarded each year to incoming freshmen with high academic abilities.  Typically awarded to a member of the Scholars Program. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
One-year scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman with high academic abilities. Preference given to Valedictorians and/or Salutatorians. West Virginia residents only.


THAIS BLATNIK SCHOLARSHIP

Incoming freshman. Selection criteria are determined by the family.

For more information about financial aid and scholarships, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office or the Communication Chair, Brian Fencl. Priority application deadline is January 15.

Financial Aid:

Chris Taskalines
Financial Aid Manager
West Liberty University
Title IV Code 003823
Phone # 304-336-8016
Toll Free #1.866.WEST.LIB
E-MAIL [email protected]
FAX # 304-336-8088

Communications Chair:

Brian Fencl
Professor of Art
Chair Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art
West Liberty University
(304) 336-8433
[email protected]

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