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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Scholarships and Grants

In addition to a comprehensive merit scholarship and grant program, West Virginia Wesleyan offers a few additional scholarship opportunities for students in specific academic disciplines or involved with the United Methodist Church. It is also important to remember that Wesleyan also accepts all outside scholarships, and will consider all outside scholarships as stackable on top of your institutional financial aid award.

WVWC Scholarships

WVWC Academic Scholarships for 2022-2023
Presidential Scholarship $17,000
Dean’s Scholarship $15,000
Merit Scholarship $13,000

For academic scholarship requirements, click here.

At West Virginia Wesleyan, academic scholarships are awarded automatically with your acceptance to the College. Other scholarship programs may require additional action on the student’s part, ranging from initiating contact with coaches, to submitting additional materials. For more information on specific requirements, read below.

Athletes seeking scholarship consideration should submit an application for admission, and be in contact with the coaching staff for her or his respective varsity sport. All athletic scholarship awards are determined by the coaching staff.

Performing artists seeking scholarship consideration for instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, technical theatre, musical theatre, and dance should submit an application for admission, and be in contact with the office of admission. Performing artists will be required to perform an audition/submit an audition video. Students seeking a technical theatre award will need to submit a portfolio of past work. All awards are determined by the committee for performing arts awards

Visual artists seeking scholarship consideration should submit an application for admission, and will be required to submit a separate art scholarship application. An art portfolio and the scholarship application must be submitted before March 1.

Co-curricular scholarships (athletics, creative arts, and service) may be combined with academic awards but cannot be combined with other co-curricular scholarships.

Other scholarship applications:
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship
United Methodist Scholarship
United Methodist Ministerial Grant
Wesleyan Service Scholarship
Honors Scholarship Application
Computer Science Scholarship Application

Outside Scholarships

Wesleyan will accept awards from any outside funding sources, stackable up to the total cost of school. Students are encouraged to apply for any and all local and national scholarships for which they may be eligible. Below are some additional opportunities for which our students are regular applicants.

Scholarship Guide
College Board Scholarship Search
Fastweb Scholarship Search Scholarships
United Methodist – General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
Your Community Foundation Scholarship
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Central Scholarship
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarships
100+ Scholarships for International Students
Tips to Avoid 7 Common Scholarship Application Pitfalls

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship

At Wesleyan, we gladly accept the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship. In fact, since the inception of the award we have annually averaged the highest number of PROMISE scholars of any private institution in the state. To see if you are eligible and learn more about application procedures, please visit:


Grant eligibility is determined by information submitted by you and your parent(s) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Wesleyan’s FAFSA code is: 003830.

Federal Pell Grant amounts are based on your estimated family contribution.

West Virginia Higher Education Grants are awarded based on your estimated family contribution, and are only awarded to West Virginia residents. To be eligible, your FAFSA must be filed by April 15. Click here for more information.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Grants are awarded to students residing in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information.


Each year the United States Department of Education selects approximately one-third of all financial aid applications for a process called “Verification”. If selected, the Financial Aid Office will send you a verification worksheet.

This is necessary to verify the accuracy of information submitted on the FAFSA. Students must submit all necessary documents to the Financial Aid Office. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of need-based financial aid until verification is complete. The Financial Aid Office will notify a student if, as a result of verification, the student’s expected family contribution (EFC) changes and creates a change in the student’s financial aid eligibility.

If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), you must request Tax Return Transcripts.

2021-2022 Verification Resources
Dependent Verification Worksheet
IRS Data Retrieval Tool Instructions
Tax Return Transcript Instructions

Special Circumstance Form
FERPA Release Form for Financial Records

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 304-473-8080 for any questions.