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Scholarships

Hard work pays off. Literally. ACT or SAT scores are not required.

WVU Potomac State College rewards your hard work with a variety of scholarships to qualified students, including academic and athletic awards.

Scholarships at WVU Potomac State College

It’s easy to qualify for our merit-based scholarships. Just submit your application for admission and we’ll review for our institutional scholarships. And, starting with the Fall 2021 term, applicants who do not submit ACT or SAT scores may also qualify for institutional scholarships!


Use our charts below to determine your eligibility for the  Scholarship of Distinction for score senders, or the  Go First Scholarship for applicants who do not submit ACT or SAT scores.


Our admissions application and merit awarding both include a no-harm policy – students will not be penalized whether applying with scores or not. We also welcome changes to your test optional status and admitted students may submit scores through May 1 if electing to qualify for score sender merit awards. 


If you change campuses to WVU Morgantown or WVU Beckley when you leave Potomac State, your scholarship will go with you as long as you’ve met renewal criteria.


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Go First Scholarship

The Go First Scholarship is for applicants who do not submit ACT or SAT scores.


Go First Scholarship information 

Scholarship of Distinction

The Scholarship of Distinction is for score senders. Check out what you qualify for based on where you live.


WV Resident  Metro Resident  Out of State Resident/International Resident


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Awards based on academic merit, financial need and academic ability


West Virginia Residents Scholarships 

Are you a resident of West Virginia? These scholarships – which are stacked on top of the WV PROMISE Scholarship are for you.

WV Resident Scholarships

Metro Residents

If you live in one of the following counties, we have you covered. Maryland: Allegany; Pennsylvania: Bedford, Fayette and Somerset; Virginia: Frederick.

Metro Resident Scholarships 

Out of State/International Residents

If you live outside WV and our metro counties, these scholarships are for you. That includes international students too.

Out-of-State/International Resident Scholarships

Everything you need is right here.


Athletic Scholarships

We are looking for student-athletes. Contact our coaches to learn more.

View Athletics Website

Transfer Student Scholarships

Are you transferring from another institution to Potomac State College? See how we can help you today. 

View Transfer Student Scholarships

Leadership Scholarships 

Have you achieved the highest level of honor at a nationally acclaimed organization? WVU Potomac State College may have scholarship opportunities just for you.

View Leaderships Scholarships

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Scholarships requiring a separate application:

  • Moore-Church Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to graduates of Keyser High School, Fairmont High School and East Fairmont High School.  
  • Chessie Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Recipient must be a member in good standing of the Chessie Federal Credit Union or have a family member who is a member in good standing 
  • Mountainside Marines Detachment 1071 Scholarship: Recipient must be child or grandchild of an active, fallen, or retired Marine and reside in Allegany or Garrett counties in Maryland, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, or Hampshire or Mineral counties in West Virginia 
  • Hot Stove Baseball Scholarship: First Preference to Hot Stove Baseball League participants in the tri-state area, (WV, MD, PA) 
Additional information and applications may be obtained from the Office of Enrollment Services.

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