University of Charleston

The Innovation Scholars program offers a unique opportunity for UC students, providing an $80,000 scholarship ($20,000 each year for four years).


This highly competitive program provides students with real world preparation, opportunities to lead projects and create new ideas, providing students who become Welch Innovation Scholars with a competitive advantage over their peers.

The Welch Innovation Scholarship is an $80,000 scholarship spread out over the course of four years ($20,000 per year). Students must have a high school GPA of 3.0, with an ACT score of 23 or SAT of 1120 or higher, and participate in an interview and competition during one of our Scholarship Competition Days.

The Innovation Scholar program is an exciting experience for our scholars as future leaders, as ambassadors for the Innovation Center and the University of Charleston, and strong community and professional contributors.

For more information about the scholarship contact David Ramsburg at or Dr. Terry Cyfers at

This program has provided me with many valuable skills - but most importantly, it's given me a way of thinking that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. — Eric Constant - Innovation Scholar, Class of 2020
Innovation Scholars in business attire posing for a group photo