Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

In addition to a comprehensive merit scholarship and grant program, West Virginia Wesleyan offers a few additional scholarship opportunities for students in specific academic disciplines or involved with the United Methodist Church. It is also important to remember that Wesleyan also accepts all outside scholarships, and will consider all outside scholarships as stackable on top of your institutional financial aid award.


Presidential Scholarship $17,000
Dean’s Scholarship $15,000
Merit Scholarship $13,000

For academic scholarship requirements, click here.


At West Virginia Wesleyan, academic scholarships are awarded automatically with your acceptance to the College. Other scholarship programs may require additional action on the student’s part, ranging from initiating contact with coaches, to submitting additional materials. For more information on specific requirements, read below.

Athletes seeking scholarship consideration should submit an application for admission, and be in contact with the coaching staff for her or his respective varsity sport. All athletic scholarship awards are determined by the coaching staff.

Performing artists seeking scholarship consideration for instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, technical theatre, musical theatre, and dance should submit an application for admission, and be in contact with the office of admission. Performing artists will be required to perform an audition/submit an audition video. Students seeking a technical theatre award will need to submit a portfolio of past work. All awards are determined by the committee for performing arts awards

Visual artists seeking scholarship consideration should submit an application for admission, and will be required to submit a separate art scholarship application. An art portfolio and the scholarship application must be submitted before March 1.

Co-curricular scholarships (athletics, creative arts, and service) may be combined with academic awards but cannont be combined with other co-curricular scholarships.

Other scholarship applications:

Grant eligibility is determined by information submitted by you and your parent(s) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Wesleyan’s FAFSA code is: 003830.

Federal Pell Grant amounts are based on your estimated family contribution.

West Virginia Higher Education Grants are awarded based on your estimated family contribution, and are only awarded to West Virginia residents. To be eligible, your FAFSA must be filed by April 15. Click here for more information.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Grants are awarded to students residing in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information.


At Wesleyan, we gladly accept the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship. In fact, since the inception of the award we have annually averaged the highest number of PROMISE scholars of any private institution in the state. To see if you are eligible and learn more about application procedures, please visit:

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Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 473-8000

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