Scholarships

THE GARY E. WEST ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

For Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

Beginning Fall 2014, freshmen and first-time transfer students who select Business as a major may be eligible for an exciting new scholarship opportunity.  The Gary E. West Academic Scholarship recognizes freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.25 and above and first-time transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0 and above.

The $2,500 annual scholarship, renewable for up to four years (three years for transfer students), is awarded in addition to other scholarships offered by the university, providing exceptional value for students, thanks to the ongoing support of our benefactor, Gary E. West.

Only 25 freshman scholarships and 15 transfer scholarships will be awarded, so it is important to apply for university admission before January 15.  Your application to West Liberty University and designation of Business as your intended major automatically places you into consideration for a West Academic Scholarship; no separate application is needed.  Awards will be based on date of acceptance and meeting eligibility criteria as shown in the chart below.  Students will be notified that they have earned a West Academic Scholarship when the scholarship award process is complete.

If you have any questions about the scholarships listed below, please contact the West College of Business at 304-336-8699.

Student Status GPA Requirement Additional Requirements Renewal Requirements Amount
Incoming First-Year Freshman Students 3.25 High School GPA
  • Must be accepted by June 15
  • Business Major
  • Remain Business Major
  • Remain Full-time student
  • Maintain overall 3.0 GPA
  • Remain Business Major
  • Remain Full-time student
  • Maintain overall 3.0 GPA
$2500/year*Available for up to 8 semesters or graduation with undergraduate degree
Incoming Transfer Students 3.00 Transferable GPA
  • Must have completed 24 transferable credit hours
  • Must be accepted by June 15
  • Business Major
  • Remain Business Major
  • Remain Full-time student
  • Maintain overall 3.0 GPA
  • Remain Business Major
  • Remain Full-time student
  • Maintain overall 3.0 GPA
$2500/year* Available for up to 6 semesters or graduation with undergraduate degree