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. You can also use our scholarship calculator.
Our admissions application and merit awarding both include a no-harm policy – students will not be penalized whether applying with scores or not. To be considered for WVU scholarships, students must be admitted by June 15. Students who meet the admission deadline will be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships, if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by July 15.
And don’t forget to file the FAFSA form for the 2021-2022 academic cycle. You may qualify for additional need-based aid and institutional 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.
Go First Scholarship
The Go First Scholarship is for applicants who do not submit ACT or SAT scores. Students cannot receive both the Go First Scholarship and the Scholarship of Distinction.
Scholarship of Distinction
The Scholarship of Distinction is for score senders. Check out what you qualify for based on where you live. Students cannot receive both the Scholarship of Distinction and Go First Scholarship.
Metro fees available to residents of:
- Maryland: Allegany and Garrett Counties
- Pennsylvania: Bedford, Fayette and Somerset Counties
- Virginia: Frederick County and City of Winchester