• Scholarships for Military

    The University of Charleston is proud to offer active members of the West Virginia Army and Air National guard the opportunity to further their educations with the financial support of the Golden Eagle Scholarship. The Military Strategic Leadership Scholarship is available for graduate students.

    West Virginia National Guard Golden Eagle Scholarship

    After graduating from Advanced Individual Training (AIT), an active National Guard member qualifies for the scholarship, which is currently $16,000 per year in undergraduate scholarship aid to attend UC.

    Students who enter UC’s Master of Business Administration and Leadership (MBAL) program may qualify for $7,500 in tuition assistance.

    According to Dr. Edwin Welch, President of UC, “The self-discipline and responsibility required to be a member of the armed forces gives these students a great foundation for success in college. This is our way of opening the doors wider to the men and women who serve our country in the National Guard.”

    The University of Charleston offers convenient online classes for military personnel, military spouses and veterans. We are also approved to accept the GI Bill educational benefits, and participate in Chapter 33 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon program.

    $16,000 Golden Eagle Scholarship
    $  7,000 State of WV Educational Stipend
    $  4,000 Federal Tuition Assistance (Army National Guard Only)
    $  1,900 Student Responsibility
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    $28,900 Total cost of tuition at UC-Charleston

    Military Strategic Leadership Scholarship provides a $175.00/hour discount to current and prior military students.