West Liberty University will be providing incoming students with greater flexibilities in qualifying for our Academic Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. With national ACT and SAT testing currently limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will be able to use scores from our residual test, which is the same as the national ACT but administered, scored, and accepted by WLU. Further information on testing location, dates, times and registration processes can be found here.
Transfer students will be eligible for the following scholarships, should they only have attended one other institution for one year or less and would have met the requirements upon High School Graduation.
4.00 GPA* (on 4.00 scale)
ACT Minimum 30
SAT Minimum 1400
Full Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Base Room and Board
U.S. High School Diploma/Transcripts required.
*Based on Accepted GPA by the WLU Office of Admissions.
Cumulative GPA will be based on official transcripts reflecting all A’s in all courses required for high school completion.
ACT Minimum 27+
SAT Minimum 1290+
In-state Students – $4,000
Out-of-state Students -$12,000
ACT Score 24-26
SAT Score 1160-1280
In-state Students – $3,000
Out-of-state Students -$7,500
ACT Score 22-23
SAT Score 1100-1150
ACT Score 22+
SAT Score 1100+
All ACT portions of one ACT testing date are used for the composite score – West Liberty University does not super-score. The SAT scores are based off of the ERW and Math portions only beginning with the March 2016 tests. West Liberty will convert any “old SAT tests scores” that were taken prior to the March 2016 tests. West Liberty University does not calculate the Optional Writing portion of the test.
To maintain a scholarship, a student must complete 30 hours in the Academic Year each year, earn a 3.25 cumulative GPA and meet all SAP requirements. If you are receiving an Undergraduate Scholarship, it can only be applied towards tuition and fees. It cannot be applied to any other charges. It may be canceled or reduced if you receive any other tuition based award. If your award contains a “Housing Scholarship,” you can only receive this if you live in a campus owned residence hall. It cannot be applied to any other charges. It may be canceled or reduced if you receive any other housing award. Named Scholarships can be applied towards tuition, room and board – no fees can be covered.
University Scholarship – Transfers
Offered to first-time transfer students (previous West Liberty students not eligible) who have completed a minimum of 24 semester credit hours with a minimum grade point average of a 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale). The scholarship will be $2000 per year and renewable for up to three years. Student must complete 30 hours in the academic year, maintain a 3.25 GPA and meet all SAP requirements for renewal. Incoming transfer students must be accepted by June 15th to receive the University Scholarship.
Promise Plus Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to any student enrolling as a first-time freshman at West Liberty, 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 as long as they remain PROMISE Scholarship eligible. (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).
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].
VARIOUS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
WLU Foundation Scholarships were established and funded by individuals or organizations to provide an opportunity to WLU students. The WLU Foundation is pleased to manage over 120 scholarship funds. A list of scholarships can be found at: http://wlufoundation.org/scholarships/.
Silver Bears Alumni Scholarship
The Silver Bears Scholarship endowment was established by a group of WLU alumni known as the “Silver Bears.” The group decided that they would contribute to a scholarship fund to financially aid the children and grandchildren of WLU Alumni. The amount of yearly scholarship will be $1,500, being awarded at $750 per semester. Download the Silver Bears Scholarship Application. The Scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2021.
George and Dolly Grim Memorial Scholarship
The successful candidate will have a strong community service background and a financial need as determined by FAFSA – preference to Eagle Scouts and Gold Award. This is a one year scholarship, but a student may reapply for continuation. The donor requests the candidate to make a non-binding promise to “pay it forward” at some point when they are successful. Please complete the Grim Scholarship Application by April 1, 2021.
Art Scholarship Competition
Four-year scholarship for an incoming freshman, who wishes to major in Art. Students must submit a portfolio of at least six pieces of original work. Contact Chairperson, Department of Arts and Communications. (304) 336-8006
Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the Coach of each sport. Please visit the Athletic Homepage for additional information and contact information for each Coach.
Project Best Scholarship
Student with high academic ability who is an employee, spouse, or child of an employee of a participating upper Ohio Valley contractor or participating construction trade union. Contact Project Best, 21 Armory Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Various Music Scholarships
The Music Department has their scholarships listed separately on their website: https://westliberty.edu/music/scholarships/
The West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence) Scholarship Program, approved by the Legislature in 1999, offers each West Virginia high school graduate funding who completes school in West Virginia with a 3.0 grade point average in the core and overall coursework as well as a composite ACT score of at least 22 with minimum subject scores of 20 in each of the four areas, math, science, English, and reading, or a combined SAT score of 1100 with a minimum score of 530 in evidence reading and writing and 420 in math.
For more information call: 1 - 877 - WV - PROMISE or visit their website at: https://secure.cfwv.com/
Undergraduate Scholarships for Siblings
Two Undergraduate Scholarships in the amount of $1500 per year are available for entering first-time freshman for the fall 2021 semester. The waivers will be awarded to first-time freshman who will also have a brother or sister enrolled at West Liberty during the fall semester. Students must be a legal resident of West Virginia to apply. For additional information or to request an application click the link below or contact the Financial Aid Office. Application Deadline: June 1, 2021.