West Virginia – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of West Virginia:

  • Alderson-Broaddus College
  • American Public University System
    • American Military University
    • American Public University
  • Appalachian Bible College
  • Bethany College
  • Bluefield State College
  • Concord University
  • Davis & Elkins College
  • Fairmont State University
  • Future Generations Graduate School
  • Glenville State College
  • Marshall University
  • Mountain State University (closed  2013)
  • Ohio Valley University
  • Salem International University
  • Shepherd University
  • University of Charleston
  • West Liberty University
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Wheeling Jesuit University

List of Community Colleges in the state of West Virginia:

  • Community & Technical College System of West Virginia
    • Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
    • BridgeValley Community & Technical College
    • Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
    • Mountwest Community & Technical College
    • New River Community & Technical College
    • Pierpont Community & Technical College
    • Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College
    • West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Huntington Junior College
  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Scholarships & Financial Aid in West Virginia

  • PROMISE Scholarship

The PROMISE Scholarship is a merit-based financial aid program for West Virginia students who reside in West Virginia. Students who achieve certain academic requirements are eligible to receive funds to help pay for college. Eligible high school graduates will receive annual awards up to $4,750 to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at public or independent institutions in West Virginia. Awards are contingent upon annual funding of the program by the West Virginia State Legislature.

Requirements:

  • Students must complete the PROMISE Scholarship Application by March 1, 2018.
  • In order to be considered for the PROMISE Scholarship, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the Federal Student Aid Processing Center on or before March 1, 2018, and meet the conditions for processing.
  • required to maintain a 3.0 in the core subjects and in your overall GPA according to county grading policies.
  • Students who have not met the GPA and/or test score requirements, can qualify after March 1, but must submit an application and FAFSA by the March 1 deadline.
  • student must be alegal resident of West Virginia for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline (March 1, 2018).

Eligible 2018 high school graduates will receive annual awards valued at the lesser of tuition and mandatory fees OR $4,750 at the West Virginia public or private higher education institution they choose to attend.

  • West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program

West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program is a student financial aid program designed to enable and encourage academically talented individuals to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Scholarships, not to exceed $3,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in the fields of engineering, science and technology.

Priority is given to West Virginia residents. Awards are contingent upon annual funding of the program by the West Virginia State Legislature. The purpose of the program is to assist West Virginians interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in engineering, science or technology and committed to the pursuit of a career in West Virginia.

Elegibility requirements:

  • Be a United States Citizen or resident alien.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale upon graduating from high school, or have a cumulative
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after completion of two semesters of course work at an eligible institution of higher education.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an engineering, science, or technology program leading to a certificate or an associate or bachelors degree at an eligible institution of higher education.
  • Agree to work full-time in an engineering, science or technology field in West Virginia for one year for each year the scholarship was received or begin an approved program of community service related to engineering, science or technology.
  • Be willing to repay the scholarship received plus interest and any required collection fees if he/she fails to fulfill the work requirement.
  • Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program

Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a student financial aid program designed to enable and encourage students to pursue teaching careers at the pre-school, elementary, middle or secondary school level.
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships, not to exceed $5,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in teaching.

The purpose of the program is to assist West Virginians interested in obtaining a teaching certificate and committed to the pursuit of a teaching career in West Virginia’s public schools. Due to limited funding, priority is given to junior, senior, and graduate students. Awards are contingent upon annual funding of the program by the West Virginia State Legislature.

Elegibility requirements and rules:

  • Applicants must be West Virginia residents who are or will be enrolled on a full-time basis in an accredited institution of higher education in West Virginia pursuing a course of study leading to a teacher certificate at the preschool, middle, or secondary level in West Virginia.
  • Recipients of the Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship must agree to teach at the public pre-school, elementary, middle or secondary school level in West Virginia for two years for each year of scholarship assistance. However, if a scholar enters a teacher shortage area, an exceptional children’s program, a school having less than average academic results or a school in an economically disadvantaged area as designated by the West Virginia Board of Education, then the scholar must teach one year for each year for which the scholarship was received.
  • There are also limited provisions for meeting the teaching requirement through alternative service. Students who fail to meet the teaching or alternative service requirements are required to repay the scholarship received plus interest and any required collection fees.
  • West Virginia Nursing Scholarship Program

West Virginia Center for Nursing in partnership with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Center provides a range of scholarship/loan opportunities to assist current and future West Virginia nursing professionals with their education. Nurses benefit from financial assistance and in return agree to work or teach in West Virginia to fulfill the service obligation specific to their degree and avoid repayment.

Students must be enrolled in an accredited West Virginia nursing program. Each program year offers two award cycles: a combined fall/spring and a separate summer application cycle. The amounts listed below are maximums that a student is eligible for annually across both award cycles. Recipients must begin employment at an eligible work site in West Virginia within six months of graduation to avoid repayment. Recipients are responsible for locating their own employment and submitting work site documentation to the Commission for approval. Awards are contingent upon annual funding of the program by the West Virginia State Legislature.

Repayment Guidelines:
A recipient who fails to provide verification that he or she is meeting the service obligation associated with his or her award by working in West Virginia, is obligated to repay the principal and any interest that accrues on the award amount. Repayment of the award must begin within one year of graduation and be completed within 10 years.
Licensed Practical Nurse: An award of up to $3,000 per year is available for a student in a licensed practical nurse education program who has completed at least one-half of the program.
Requirements:

  • Service Obligation: A recipient is required to practice nursing as an LPN in West Virginia for one year for each year in which the recipient received an award(s).
  • Registered Nurse: An award of up to $7,500 per year is available for a student who has completed at least one-half of a registered nurse education program.
  • Service Obligation: A recipient is required to teach in an accredited West Virginia nursing program or practice nursing as an RN in West Virginia for two years for each year in which the recipient received an award(s).
    Nursing Master’s Degree or Doctoral Nursing or Education Program: An award of up to $15,000 per year is available to a student in a nursing master’s degree program or a doctoral nursing or education program.
  • Service Obligation: A recipient is required to teach in an accredited West Virginia nursing program for two years for each year in which the recipient received an award(s).
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Teaching Certificate: An award of up to $1,000 per year is available for a student obtaining a licensed practical nurse teaching certificate.
  • Service Obligation: A recipient is required to teach in a West Virginia LPN program for one year for each year in which the recipient received an award(s).

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