University of Charleston

IDEA Scholarship

Create your way to a UC scholarship!

idea scholarship

About the Program

As an accepted UC student, we already know you will be an asset to our campus. Now, we’d like to know more about you – and help you earn a scholarship in the process!

Apply for our unique offering, the IDEA Scholarship (Innovate. Design. Explore. Achieve.), where you can respond to a specific topic, show your passion and creativity and be rewarded with a UC scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,500.

Each month (January – April 2021), we will announce a topic for you to respond to. Write an essay, a letter to the editor, a poem, orstory. Create an art piece. Write a song. Make a presentation or create a video. Whatever your strength, we want to see it. Be creative, innovative and most of all, be yourself.

 

Information on 2022 Topics

Coming soon!

 

Submissions Guidelines

Submit your entry to scholarships@ucwv.edu. Documents need to be in a word or PDF file, and videos should be sent as a YouTube link.

Next Entry Deadline: TBD

 

Things to Keep in Mind

  • This scholarship opportunity is only open to accepted UC students applying for in-seat programs on our Charleston campus (excluding our ADN and OTA programs).
  • Submissions will be judged on quality and creativity. They will be ranked by a UC committee. Scholarship award amounts will be based on the ranking of the submission as well as the student’s total scholarship package and campus residency status.
  • We will request a release from students who submit the top entries so we can show them off on our website and social media platforms.
  • Winners will be announced monthly through April. Students who are not winners have the option to participate in the following months’ topic.