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Scholarships and Aid

Through scholarships, we are able to fund the next generation's innovators and leaders of applied human sciences.

Applications and Requirements Available Scholarships

Application Requirements

Scholarships in the College of Applied Human Sciences (CAHS) are made possible by our loyal alumni and friends of the College; because of their generosity, CAHS can provide financial support to our students annually. Most college/school scholarships are based on demonstrated academic merit, major and rank, geographic location, and extracurricular activities. 

Scholarships for Current Students

Undergraduate Student Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
Graduate Student Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Current Student Application


  • Applicants must be enrolled students in the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences.
  • The majority of CAHS scholarships are written for students with financial need; therefore, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) MUST be completed. FASFA forms are available online and at the WVU Financial Aid Office. Please visit the WVU Financial Aid Office for more information about FASFA.
  • When submitting a scholarship application, students must upload a one-page personal statement, and their resume which includes an activities summary:
    • Academic Background
    • Honors/Awards
    • Leadership Experience
    • Academic and Extracurricular Activities
    • Community Service
    • Work Experience
    • Any other information that you would like for us to know

Scholarships for Incoming First-Time Freshmen

Incoming First-Time Freshman Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Incoming Freshman Application

Incoming College of Applied Human Sciences freshman students for academic year 2023-24 can apply for special scholarship funding as well, by completing the CAHS Incoming Freshman Scholarship application online.

To receive priority consideration for these and other university-wide scholarships, students must complete the admissions process to WVU prior to March 1. This includes submitting a completed undergraduate admission application along with a high school transcript and ACT and/or SAT scores.

For more information about these scholarships and university-wide scholarships, be sure to visit the WVU Financial Aid Scholarships page.

available Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Need More info, or Interested in Graduate Assistantships?

WVU Undergraduate Scholarship Office

Each year, the Undergraduate Scholarship Office awards over $34 million in scholarships to over 7,000 first year students from West Virginia and around the world. The criteria for scholarship awards are based on your high school GPA from your transcript at the time of application, and the test scores from the ACT or SAT.

Undergraduate Scholarships

WVU Financial Aid Office

The West Virginia University Financial Aid Office website has plenty of tools and information available to those trying to figure out how to pay college expenses. Estimate Costs & Aid, learn about types of aid, and how to apply.

Financial Aid Office

Graduate Assistant Positions

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Graduate Assistantship Positions

Other Funding Resources


The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $1,880 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.


College Foundation of West Virginia

Apply for financial aid and search over 20,000 scholarships in our database to help reduce your college costs.

College Foundation of West Virginia