West Virginia State Financial Aid: Grants & Scholarships

If you’re looking for West Virginia State financial aid, there are many options in terms of grants, scholarships and work-study programs. To learn more about what’s available to you and how to apply, keep reading.

First Apply for FAFSA®

To be eligible for West Virginia financial aid, you’ll first need to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you haven’t already done so, you can file in under 7 minutes right here on Frank.

PROMISE Scholarship Program

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 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 21, or a combined SAT score of 1000 ( with a minimum ACT sub score of 20 in all subject areas or a minimum score of 490 on the verbal section and a 480 on the math section of the SAT ), a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university or an equivalent dollar scholarship ($3160) to an in-state private college. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.

West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program

The West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program is a state funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage academically talented individuals to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.

Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student (HEAPS) Grant Program

The purpose of the HEAPS Grant Program is to encourage and enable needy West Virginia students, who have been out of high school for at least two years and who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.

Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program

The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a state funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage outstanding high school graduates to pursue teaching careers at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary school level. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.

West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program

Monetary awards are granted to qualified undergraduate students who require financial assistance to attend an approved educational institution located in West Virginia or Pennsylvania . Grants may be renewed until the course of study is completed, but not to exceed an additional three years beyond the initial award. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed below.

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