University of Charleston

Through our generous merit and need-based institutional scholarships and grants, a UC education is more affordable and a better value.

In order to be considered for scholarships and financial aid at the University of Charleston, domestic students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Undergraduate Academic Scholarships for incoming students (2022-23)

GPA RangeTuition ScholarshipRoom and Board ScholarshipTotal for Residential Students
4.0+$15,000$5,000$20,000
3.50-3.99$12,500$4,000$16,500
3.00-3.49$10,000$3,000$13,000
2.50-2.99$7,500$2,000$9,500
2.25-2.49$5,000$1,000$6,000

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University of Charleston Scholarships 2022-2023

*The scholarships listed here are for Charleston campus undergraduate students only. (excludes ADN & OTA programs)

Explore the Presidential Scholarship 

Requirements for consideration:

 

Award Information:

  • Full Tuition
  • Room & Board up to $9,950

Requirements for consideration:

  • High School GPA of 3.0
  • Submit Innovation Scholar Application
  • Interview with Director/Assistant Director of Innovation & current Innovation Scholars

 

Contact David Ramsburg at davidramsburg@ucwv.edu for more information.

Award Information:

  • Up to $5,000 per year, depending on campus residency

Explore the IDEA Scholarship

The IDEA Scholarship gives accepted UC students the opportunity to respond to a specific topic, show their passion and creativity, and be rewarded with a UC scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,500.

This year, there will be four opportunities – and four different topics – for accepted students to have an opportunity to show their talent.

Awarded to students whose abilities, talents, perspectives, and future goals will serve to strengthen the UC community.

Students may be nominated by a UC faculty or staff member based on their interactions with the student. Students must be admitted to UC and file the FAFSA to be considered.

 

Award Information:

  • Up to $5,000 per year depending on scholarship package and residency status

Awarded to students selected to represent UC as a student ambassador in the Office of Admissions. Ambassadors have a weekly work requirement that supports UC’s enrollment management efforts.

 

Requirements for consideration:

  • HS/transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement about why you want to be a student ambassador
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher addressing student’s potential to be an effective ambassador
  • Interview with Senior Admissions Representative

 

Award Information:

  • $500 – $1,000 per year, depending on residency status

Requirements for consideration:

  • Must be an outstanding NCAA Division II level athlete and meet UC admissions requirements
  • Offered by athletic coaches
  • Is combined with an academic scholarship or opportunity grant awarded upon admission to UC. The total scholarship package offered can only change with coach or athletic director approval.

 

Award Information:

  • Various

Requirements:

  • Audition for band required. Contact UC Director of Bands, John Christian, to schedule an audition: johnchristian@ucwv.edu.

 

Award Information:

  • Up to $4,000 per year depending on scholarship package and residency status

Requirements:

 

Award Information:

  • Up to $4,000 per year depending on scholarship package and residency status

Requirements:

  • Student must have unmet financial need according to the FAFSA

 

Award Information:

  • Up to $8,000 per year depending on unmet need

A room and board scholarship that assists students with the cost of living on campus.

 

Award Information:

  • Up to $4,000 per year depending on cost of attendance

Awarded to students whose parent/grandparent graduated from the University of Charleston/Morris Harvey College.

 

Award Information:

  • $1,000 per year

The University of Charleston, through a unique partnership with the National Science Foundation, can help you pursue your educational goals with the Environmental Challenges Scholarship.

The scholarship is available for twelve exceptional students, and is worth up to $9,500 annually to cover unmet financial needs for qualifying students pursuing a four-year degree in Biology, Chemistry, Dual Chemistry-Biology, Data Analytics and Computer Science.

This scholarship also provides more than funding. Through the program, students participate in activities that encourage their professional development, including research opportunities focused on the environmental sciences and ecology of West Virginia.

The group will be mentored by a UC STEM faculty member and focus on preparing scholarship participants for a science career. Opportunities are also available for summer service and educational trips, as well as internships.

Application Requirements

  • You must have a GPA of 2,75 or higher
  • Have demonstrated financial need (via FAFSA)
  • Fill out the interest form, then watch the “Careers in STEM” information event online: www.tinyurl.com/UCSPEC
  • Complete the quantitative reasoning skills test online and a science assessment (information will be sent to you when you indicate your interest in the program)
  • Complete a performance task on the UC campus (This will be done within current UC covid-19 protocols. The task will be related to your intended major and will involve research and/or an activity in our lab.)

 

 

For questions, more information, or to apply contact:
Dr. Aida Jimenez
Associate Professor | Biology Program Director
304-352-0026
aidajimenez@ucwv.edu

Additional Scholarship Information

  • Scholarship award amounts and requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • 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).

Apply for additional scholarship awards

 

 

Financial Aid Counseling

Our Financial Aid Office is here to help you through every step of the financial aid process. Please contact us at 1-304-357-4944 to discuss your individual financial planning worksheet. We accept all federal aid including Pell Grant.