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2019-2020 Concord University Scholarships

Concord University is committed to assisting you in meeting the financial challenge of paying for your education.  Students need to simply complete their admission’s application* to be considered for a merit scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded in the Fall semester of each academic year and are divided equally between Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, scholarships require full-time (12 credit hours) per semester.  Scholarships may be reduced upon receipt of additional documentation and/or other awards.

First Time Freshman Scholarships (renewable for 4 years)

West Virginia Residents

  Scholarship Minimum GPA    Minimum SAT/ACT Award/year Renewal Requirements
Joseph Marsh 3.9 SAT 1360/ACT 30 $5,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Board of Governors 3.7 SAT 1300/ACT 28 $4,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Academic Excellence 3.5 SAT 1230/ACT 26 $4,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Academic Achievement 3.25 SAT 1160/ACT 24 $3,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Maroon & Gray 3.0 SAT 1100/ACT 22 $2,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
CU Mountain Lion 3.0 SAT 1030/ACT 20 $2,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Non-West Virginia Residents
Scholarship Minimum GPA Minimum SAT/ACT Award/year Renewal Requirements
Joseph Marsh 3.9 SAT 1360/ACT 30 $12,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Board of Governors 3.7 SAT 1300/ACT 28 $10,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Academic Excellence 3.5 SAT 1230/ACT 26 $9,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Academic Achievement 3.25 SAT 1160/ACT 24 $6,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Maroon & gray 3.0 SAT 1100/ACT 22 $4,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
CU Mountain Lion 3.0 SAT 1030/ACT 20 $3,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

 *If eligible for Tuition Reduction, awards will be based on the Tuition Reduction chart below.

Non-West Virginia Residents eligible for Tuition Reduction
Scholarship      Minimum GPA Minimum SAT/ACT Award/year Renewal Requirements
Joseph Marsh 3.9 SAT 1360/ACT 30 $8,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Board of Governors 3.7 SAT 1300/ACT 28 $6,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Academic Excellence 3.5 SAT 1230/ACT 26 $5,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Academic Achievement 3.25 SAT 1160/ACT 24 $3,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Maroon & Gray 3.0 SAT 1100/ACT 22 $2,500 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
CU Mountain Lion 3.0 SAT 1030/ACT 20 $2,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

*Students eligible for Tuition Reduction will receive a $4,000 reduction in tuition costs in addition to their scholarship award.

Scholars of Distinction Competitive Scholarships (renewable for 4 years)
  • Must be admitted by December 1, 2018
  • Must complete scholarship application by January 15, 2019. An email will be sent to eligible admitted students with the link to the application.

All Residents

Scholarship Minimum GPA Minimum SAT/ACT Award/year Renewal Requirements
Presidential** 3.75 SAT 1360/ACT 30 Tuition &  room & board  3.0 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Dean's** 3.75 SAT 1300/ACT 28 Tuition, $6,000 towards room & board 3.0 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

* Not all students who meet the minimum requirements will receive competitive scholarships.

**Recipients are required to live on campus

Transfer Scholarships (renewable for up to years)

West Virginia Residents

College/University GPA Award/year Renewal Requirements
3.26+ $2,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
2.75 - 3.25 $1,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

Non-West Virginia Residents

College/University GPA Award/year Renewal Requirements
3.26+ $3,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
2.75 - 3.25 $2,000 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
International Scholarships
Please click here for international student scholarships information.
Additional Scholarships

Boy's and Girl's State$500 (Non-renewable) - Recipient must of have attended his or her state's American Legion Boy's or Girl's State camp.

Performing ArtsAmount varies - Recipient participating in the Concord University Fine Arts Programs including instrumental, vocal and theater. Awarded by the Division of Fine Arts and open to all majors.

Hugh O'Brian Scholarship$500 (Non-renewable) - Recipient must have attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation camp.

Legacy Scholarship$1,000 (Non-renewable) - Recipient must be a dependent of a Concord University graduate and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and ACT of 20 or SAT of 1030. Transfer recipient must have a 2.75 transferable college or university cumulative GPA.

Scholarship opportunities requiring separate applications

Beckley Area Foundation Raleigh County undergraduate, incoming and returning students may apply.
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Bonner Scholars Program Current and incoming students may apply.

Concord University Foundation All incoming and current students may apply.
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Division of Social Sciences Scholarship Current students may apply.
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Department of Education Current students may apply.

Pathways Scholarship Link active during application window.

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