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    West Virginia Promise Scholarship

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    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a West Virginian graduating high school senior or graduate who will be attending in an in-state public college or university? If so, you may be eligible for the West Virginia Promise Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,200 to multiple such students who have also received a minimum 3.0 GPA and a composite ACT score of 21/SAT score of 1080 or higher. In order to apply, interested students must simply submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1st. If you are selected for the grant, bear in mind that it may be renewed until your course of study is completed, but may not exceed an additional three academic years beyond the initial award. If you’re a West Virginia resident who will be attending an in-state college or university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About is a scholarship and grant program hub created by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. The Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities and is comprised of a 10-member board, working with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures. The West Virginia Community and Technical College System, on the other hand, coordinates community and technical colleges statewide – partnering with businesses to meet workforce needs and ensuring a meaningful education for West Virginia students.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA



    West Virginia


    Applicants must have received a minimum ACT composite score of 21 or a minimum SAT composite score of 1080.

    Application information

    In addition to submitting the below application materials, interested students must create a West Virginia Student Aid Management (WVSAM) account, verify their email address, then log in to submit their Promise Scholarship application.

    SAT Score

    ACT Score


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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the West Virginia Promise Scholarship is renewable.

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