• UC Scholarship Days

    (Exclusive to Charleston Campus)

    Get accepted to the University of Charleston and you could get significant scholarships for college!

    The University of Charleston Office of Financial Aid works with each student individually to put together the very best financial aid package. In order to be considered for scholarships and financial aid at the University of Charleston, students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Your Hard Work and Good Grades Will Help Pay for a College Career!

    GPA     Award Amount
    4.00+     $15,000
    3.99 - 3.50     $14,000
    3.49 - 3.00     $13,000
    2.99 - 2.50     $12,000
    2.49 - 2.25     $11,000

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    University of Charleston Scholarships 2018-2019

    *The scholarships listed here are for undergraduate students only. Scholarships do not apply to graduate programs at the University of Charleston.


    Presidential Scholarships

    • High School GPA of 4.0 or higher
    • ACT 25 or SAT 1150
    • Must live on campus
    • Must interview with the President at a scholarship competition day
    Award Information:
    • Full Tuition Covered

    Welch Innovation Scholarship

    • High School GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1120 or higher
    • Cannot combine this scholarship with any UC academic or athletic scholarship
    • Interview and compete at a scholarship competition day
    • Previous community service & innovation experience required

    Contact David Ramsburg at davidramsburg@ucwv.edu for dates and times of the competition

    Award Information:
    • $20,000

    Merit Scholarship

    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1110
    • Selection based upon competition during Scholarship Days
    Award Information:
    • $500-4,000 per year

    Student Ambassador Scholarships

    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Selection based upon competition during Scholarship Days
    Award Information:
    • $500-3,500 per year

    Athletic & Cheerleading Scholarships

    • Must be an outstanding NCAA Division II level athlete and meet UC Admissions Requirements
    • Offered by athletic coaches
    • Can only be combined with academic scholarship awarded at acceptance and no other UC aid can be added
    Award Information:
    • Various

    Chorus Scholarships

    Award Information:
    • Various

    West Virginia National Guard Scholarship Military Discounts

    • Servicemember to have completed basic training and AIT by enrollment date
    • Applies to undergraduate work
    • Scholarships for WV Army and Air Guard
    • Ask about discounts for prior or current military duty
    Award Information:
    • $16,500

    *Note: students can participate on one team and thus may not stack talent scholarships such as athletic, choir, innovation or merit.

    Several other scholarship opportunities exist, including Legacy Scholarships, Need Grants, UC Grants, and more. These programs are designed to help make a high quality private university education affordable.

    • Scholarship award amounts and requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the University of Charleston.
    • The University retains the right to make final decisions about combinations of awards.
    • Award levels may change depending on residential status (on-campus or off-campus).

    If you are interested in any of the scholarship opportunities listed here or for additional information about other aid options, please contact your admissions counselor or the Office of Admissions at 304-357-4750 or 1-800-995-4682 (GO UC).

    Financial Aid Counseling

    Your admissions representative is here to help you through every step of the application and financial aid processes. Pelase contact us at 1-800-995-4682 to discuss your individual financial planning worksheet. We accept all federal aid including Pell Grant.