Transform your West Virginia Wesleyan Experience with the McCuskey Fellowship!

Apply now for the McCuskey Family Fellowship in undergraduate research for a scholarship to work with a faculty on a primary research fellowship for three years of study!  You’ll be a part of an unparalleled high-impact practice in designing and creating your research project over three years!

  • What is the McCuskey Fellowship Program?

    The McCuskey Fellowship Program is a high-impact faculty-student research fellowship provided through the generosity of John F. McCuskey, WVWC class of 1969.  Students selected for the program will design and conduct a research program over three years of study at Wesleyan.   Yearly, there are spots for two incoming freshmen and one rising sophomore at West Virginia Wesleyan to be a part of this incredible cohort.  Benefits of the program include:

    • A yearly research stipend
    • Funding for room and board over summer and other breaks as needed
    • Direct access to a faculty lead to design and implement your research study
  • What are the Requirements?

    Research scholarships will be awarded to two incoming freshmen and one rising sophomore yearly.

    Criteria includes, but is not limited to:

    • Minimum of 3.5 GPA
    • Incoming freshman student accepted for admissions or current WVWC rising sophomore in good standing.
    • Shows strong potential for continued academic achievement and personal growth at WVWC
    • Resident of Appalachian region
  • How do I apply?

    To apply, fill out the form here:

    McCuskey Fellowship Application

    High school seniors who have applied for admission to West Virginia Wesleyan should have received acceptance for admission before applying.

    Rising WVWC sophomores can apply if they have maintained a 3.5 GPA and are majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics.

  • How can I learn more about the program?

    To learn more about the program and to connect to our McCuskey Fellowship faculty leads directly, you can email: