Financial Aid
Current Student Scholarships

WVU Tech offers a variety of scholarships to current, qualifying students. If you’re interested in applying for one or more of the scholarships listed below, please use the following application form. Students who submit an application will be considered for all applicable scholarships – you only need to apply once. Submitting an application does not guarantee any scholarship award.

Athletic scholarships are available. Contact the coach of your chosen sport to find out more.

Note: If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, see our in-state and out-of-state scholarships.

WVU Tech offers scholarships in the following categories:

College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarships

BHSS Scholarship
Funds will be used for scholarships for students attending the WVU Tech College of Business Humanities & Social Sciences.

Brigit Laird Memorial Nursing Scholarship
For residents of Fayette County, West Virginia who are majoring in Nursing. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.8 and have financial need.

Helen Wood Poffenbarger & Perry S. Poffenbarger Nursing Scholarship
For students majoring in Nursing. Recipients will be in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

J.A.B. and Verna Veazey Holt Scholarship
For West Virginia resident Nursing students from Kanawha, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh or Clay counties, West Virginia. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5, be of full-time status, and have completed at least 30 hours of classroom and laboratory credits towards a Nursing degree.

Laird Memorial Nurses’ Alumni Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Nursing. Recipients must be full-time status and demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5 to receive this award. First preference will be for residents of Fayette, Raleigh or Kanawha counties, West Virginia. First consideration for this scholarship will be for students who complete an essay describing why they want to be a nurse and why financial assistance is needed.

Nursing Scholarship
For West Virginia resident students enrolled in the nursing program. First preference will be for residents of Nicholas, Fayette, Clay and Kanawha counties, West Virginia. Recipients will be in good academic standing as defined by WVU and will demonstrate financial need. First consideration for this scholarship will be for students who complete an essay describing why they want to be a nurse.

Pitsenberger Family HHJ&L Endowed Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in Business Management. Recipients will demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.0. First preference will be for students who are residents of Kanawha, Fayette or Nicholas counties, West Virginia.

Rapp Endowed Scholarship
For students enrolled in the Department of Sport Studies’ Athletic Coaching Education or Sport Management majors. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0.

Sterl F. Shinaberry Scholarship
For West Virginia residents, full-time students majoring or minoring in Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Economics or other business majors excluding the Social Sciences and related majors in the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at WVU Tech. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, have financial need and be residents of Pocahontas, McDowell, Raleigh, Kanawha or Clay counties, West Virginia. First preference will be for residents of Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Valley Emergency Medical Services Scholarship
For West Virginia residents who are in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0, maintain full-time status and major in a field of study aligned with the health care industry (including but not limited to nursing and pre-professional programs). First preference will be for students working in jobs delivering patient care and/or are children of EMT personnel.

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Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences Scholarships

LCNCOES Scholarship
Funds will be used for scholarships for students attending the LCNCOES.

Alex Walmsley Memorial Scholarship
For West Virginia residents enrolled full-time in the Electrical Engineering program. Recipients will demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference will be given to students from Kanawha, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh or Mercer counties, West Virginia.

Ammy Michelle Webb Civil Engineering Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Civil Engineering. Recipients must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year, be of full-time status, be in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need to receive this award. Student athletes are not eligible for this scholarship.

Bryan Bills Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Civil Engineering. Recipients must have completed their junior year, be within two semesters of completing their degree, be members of the WVU Tech ASCE Student Chapter (as long as the Chapter exists) and have the highest grade point average of eligible candidates. In the event two students have the same GPA, the student demonstrating the highest financial need will receive the scholarship.

Computer Science Scholarship
For students majoring in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Ernest Mello Scholarship
For students majoring in Chemical Engineering. Recipients will be a rising junior and demonstrate good academic standing to receive this award. In the event there is a need for additional criteria to separate the top students to receive this award, financial need may be considered.

Gasperine Milo Mathematics Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring or minoring in Mathematics. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher and have financial need. First preference will be for residents of Fayette County, West Virginia.

H.M. McSurley Endowed Scholarship
For students majoring in Industrial Engineering.

Harvey R. Chapman Memorial Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Civil Engineering. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing and be of sophomore or junior rank with at least three semesters remaining until graduation to receive the initial award.

Henry C. Skaggs Jr. Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0.

Hungate-Thyson Civil Engineering Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Civil Engineering. Students must be of full-time status, demonstrate financial need and maintain a GPA of 2.5. First preference shall be given for residents of Raleigh County, West Virginia. Second preference to students any other county in West Virginia. For recipients who are entering into the program as freshman, a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 2.8 and a Math ACT score of 19 (or SAT Math score of 460) are required.

Jack Neely Scholarship
For students majoring in Mathematics. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing and financial need.

James F. Clark Memorial Scholarship
For students majoring in Mathematics. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Leonard R. and Farrell Kirk Computer Science Scholarship
For West Virginia residents majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems. Recipients will maintain a GPA of 2.0, be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need.

Nelson Endowed Scholarship
For students majoring in Engineering in the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences.

Pamela and Sewell Preston Champe Scholarship
For rising seniors who intend to matriculate into a graduate program in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics within one year of graduation. Recipients will be in good academic standing.

Richard Ridgeway Moore Memorial Scholarship
For students majoring and/or minoring in Engineering or Mathematics. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and full-time status.

Russell F. Hazelton Scholarship
For rising seniors majoring in Chemical Engineering. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing and financial aid. This is a one-year award.

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General Scholarships (no degree preference)

Tech General Scholarship
Funds will be used for Tech institutional scholarships

A. Reed Davis Scholarship
For residents from Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5. First preference will be for recipients who demonstrate financial need.

Alva W. and Irene May Orndorff Scholarship
For West Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need, are residents of Kanawha, Fayette or Nicholas counties, West Virginia, are in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.0 and maintain full-time status.

Alan M. and Evelyn G. Simmons Scholarship
For West Virginia residents who demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5 and have a financial need. First preference will be for students who are children of coal miners as can be determined by WVU Tech.

Carter Family Foundation Scholarship
For West Virginia residents. First preference will be given to residents of Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Clonch Family Scholarship
For West Virginia residents who demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5 and have completed at least 30 semester hours of college credits. First preference will be for students from Fayette, Nicholas, Clay, Kanawha, Boone or Raleigh counties, West Virginia.

Dr. Dana R. and Ethel R. Ervin Scholarship
For West Virginia residents enrolled full-time in a four-year degree program, must demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and have an ACT score of 18 or higher. Recipients shall be graduates of Riverside High School, or its successor.

Dr. Rajendra K. Gupta Scholarship
For students who are of Indian ancestry. First preference will be for recipients who demonstrate financial need.

E.E. “Gene” Dillon Scholarship
For rising sophomore students enrolled in a degree-granting major. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.5.

Enrique and Sallie Aguilar Scholarship
For students who are enrolled full-time. First preference shall be for students majoring in Engineering, Computer Science or Nursing. Second preference shall be for any student at WVU Tech. Recipients shall demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5. Special consideration may be granted to students from Fayette County, West Virginia and/or West Virginia residents.

Ethel “Midge” Crandall Scholarship
For West Virginia residents who demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher and who are graduates of Valley High School (Fayette County, West Virginia) or its successors.

James William & Frances Lynch Vencill Scholarship
For students of sophomore status. This is a one-year award. Recipients will demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 2.5.

Kraybill Family Endowed Scholarship
For West Virginia residents enrolled full-time who demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.5.

Legacy Scholarship
For a West Virginia residents. This scholarship shall be limited to a single student demonstrating financial need. Students must be full-time status to receive this award.

Lewis N. McManus Emulation Scholarship
For West Virginia resident students, enrolled at WVU Tech. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need.

Lincoln Scholarship
For students who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need.

Majorie A. Poland Scholarship
For students who are native West Virginians, maintain full-time status and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also have graduated from a high school in West Virginia with a GPA of 2.5. Funds will be used for scholarships to each – one freshman, one sophomore, one junior and one senior for all four years of their education at WVU Tech.

Mrs. Rex A. “Lessie” Burdette Scholarship
For students of freshman rank and full-time status. This award is not renewable.

Nora Goad Endowed Scholarship
For full-time students enrolled in a degree-granting program who demonstrate financial need.

Otis K. Rice Endowed Scholarship
For West Virginia residents. Recipients will be enrolled full-time in a four-year degree-granting program, demonstrate good academic standing and maintain a GPA of 3.0. Recipients will also be graduates of Riverside High School or its successor and have a composite ACT score of 21.

Ruth Watson Memorial Scholarship
For students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. First preference will be for students majoring in Mathematics or the Science disciplines.

Shri Amrit Gupta Scholarship
For students who are of Indian ancestry. First preference will be for recipients who demonstrate financial need.

Smt. Basanti Nevi Gupta Scholarship
For female students who are of Indian ancestry. First preference will be for recipients who demonstrate financial need.

Virginia P. Toney Presidential Honorarium
For students who demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of 3.2 and have a composite ACT score of 21.

WV Society of Washington, D.C. Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

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Scholarships for former students of Mountain State University

The following scholarships originated at Mountain State University and will be awarded to those student members of the settlement class in the MSU Mass Litigation Settlement Agreement with priority to those who have exhausted eligibility for student loans while a student at Mountain State.

Lewis McManus Scholarship Fund
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Erma Byrd Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Jessie R. McDonnell & Hilda R. Crickmer Memorial Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Nursing program.

William Yates Memorial Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Alyce Morgan Memorial Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Scott Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Bonds Memorial Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Mountain State General Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Mountain State-Raleigh County Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Raleigh County.

WV Society of Washington DC Scholarship
This fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need from Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

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Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarships for WVU Tech Students

Cavalier-Nichols Scholarship
Preference will be given to students attending WVU Tech with a GPA of at least 3.5 and an ACT score of 25 or more or equivalent SAT score. (This scholarship is administered by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Students interested in this scholarship should apply on the TGKVF website.)

Dale C. Bailey Scholarship
For students attending WVU Tech and pursuing a four-year degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.5 GPA. (This scholarship is administered by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Students interested in this scholarship should apply on the TGKVF website.)

Steven Engineering Scholarship
For students enrolled in an engineering program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. (This scholarship is administered by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Students interested in this scholarship should apply on the TGKVF website.)

Richard C. Flint Scholarship
For students studying a program in the Social Science department, including Health Services Administration, Public Service Administration, Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation are eligible to apply. (Students should contact Janis Rezek in COBE 326 ext. 3120 for applications and instructions. This scholarship is held by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and a WVU Tech committee selects the recipients.)

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

For additional local scholarship opportunities, please refer to the Beckley Area Foundation’s website.

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