There are education scholarships available for our undergraduate and graduate students. More detailed information on each of the following scholarships may be obtained through the contact person listed.

  • Teacher.org
    Deadline: April 1

    Teacher.org offers an annual $2,500 “Inspire Our Future” scholarship to an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate for his/her education and other associated expenses. Prospective teachers can visit Teacher.org’s website for the information on many other scholarship opportunities.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. At least 18 years of age
    2. Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website
    3. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    4. Entrants who have filled out the entry form on Teacher.org


  • Bessie Anderson College of Education Honors Scholarship
    Deadline: April 15

    The four-year scholarship is to be awarded to one student and will cover the cost of tuition and fees and room and board for incoming freshman education majors.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
    2. Entering full-time freshman declared education major
    3. West Virginia resident
    4. Qualifies for financial aid and will be ranked in accordance to the need index established under federal financial aid guidelines
    5. Letters of recommendation from two high school teachers


  • Mary Casey Bates Elementary Education Scholarship
    Deadline: April 15

    This scholarship (award amount $800.00) is awarded to an elementary education major who exhibits academic talent and financial need.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
    2. Elementary education major

  • Donald S. and Mary Anne Bruno Education Scholarship
    Deadline: April 15

    This one-time scholarship (award amount $5000.00) is for a rising sophomore majoring in elementary education or music education.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Sophomore elementary or music education major
    2. Demonstrates a commitment to the teaching profession and intends to enter the profession upon completion of undergraduate or graduate study
    3. Demonstrates strong academic performance, college and community activities, and financial need.

  • Barbara Dowgialo Beck Scholarship

Scholarship provides aid to one female WLU student majoring in elementary education. Scholarship can be awarded for up to four years, provided that the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Minimum Requirements for Consideration:

  1. High school GPA of 3.25 or higher
  2. Extracurricular activity while in high school
  3. 200 hours of community service over the last four years
  4. Submit a written essay

  • Martha Goodrich Scholarship (2 Scholarships Awarded)
    Deadline: April 15

    One-time academic scholarship (award amount $1500.00) for a rising sophomore, junior, or senior education major from an elementary or secondary/comprehensive content area.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior education major (elementary, secondary, or comprehensive program)
    2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    3. Demonstrates involvement in the campus community
    4. Demonstrates a passion for teaching and a commitment to the field of education
    5. Demonstrates financial need for the award


  • Doris Lakes Jones Scholarship
    Deadline: April 15

    This two-year (award amount $1000.00 a year) scholarship is awarded to an education major with an intent to teach in Brooke County, West Virginia. *This scholarship is awarded every other year.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
    2. GPA 3.0 or higher
    3. Intent to live and work in Brooke County as a teacher upon graduation
    4. Education major (elementary, secondary, or comprehensive)


  • The PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: April 2

    The PDK Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK. Eligible students must meet one of the following criteria.
    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. High school senior intending to major in education who is a member of a Future Educators Association® chapter in good standing.
    2. High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing.
    3. High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing.
    4. High school senior intending to major in education whose application is selected to represent the local PDK chapter.
    5. An undergraduate member of an FEA or PDK chapter who is enrolled in a college education program.


  • Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship
    Deadline: 
    March 24

    State funded student aid program in which undergraduate scholarships of up to $40,000.00 are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in teaching. The objective is for a recipient to obtain a teaching certificate and commit to teaching in West Virginia public schools.
  • Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. 3.25 GPA or higher
    2. Meets college algebra ready assessment standards and college readiness English, reading, and writing standards as established by the Commission
    3. Meets all selection criteria established which may include, but is not limited to, GPA, extracurricular activities, financial need, current academic standing, expression of interest in a self-written essay, and letters of recommendation
    4. Must be a citizen of the US or if a non-citizen, applicant must hold a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or work permit issued by the USCIS


  • West Liberty University Scholarships
    Deadline: various
    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. Please visit the link above for more information