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2023-2024 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 and are renewable for up to 4 years provided that you meet the renewal requirements. Scholarships may be reduced upon receipt of additional documentation and/or other awards.

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West Virginia Residents

 Minimum GPA  Minimum SAT/ACT  Scholarship Award/Year  Renewal Requirements
Tier 1 3.9 SAT 1360 /ACT 30 $4,500 Joseph Marsh

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 2 3.7 SAT 1300 /ACT 28 $3,500 Board of Governors

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 3 3.5 SAT 1230 /ACT 26 $3,000 Academic Excellence

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 4 3.25 SAT 1100 /ACT 22 $2,000 Academic Achievement

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 5 3.0 SAT 960 /ACT 18 $1,500 Maroon & Gray

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 6 3.0 all other test scores $1,000 CU Mountain Lion

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

*Residential scholarship requires recipient to live on campus.

Students without ACT/SAT scores will be eligible for Test Optional Scholarships.

Non-West Virginia Residents

Minimum GPA Minimum SAT/ACT Scholarship Award/Year Renewal Requirements
Tier 1 3.9 SAT 1360 /ACT 30 $10,000 Joseph Marsh

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 2 3.7 SAT 1300 /ACT 28 $8,000 Board of Governors

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 3 3.5 SAT 1230 /ACT 26 $6,000 Academic Excellence

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 4 3.25 SAT 1100 /ACT 22 $4,000 Academic Achievement

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 5 3.0 SAT 960 /ACT 18 $3,000 Maroon & Gray

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 5 3.0 all other test scores $2,000 CU Mountain Lion

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

 2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

*Residential scholarship requires recipient to live on campus.

Students without ACT/SAT scores will be eligible for Test Optional Scholarships.

* Non-Resident students eligible for Tuition Reduction will receive a $4,000 reduction in tuition costs in addition to their scholarship award. Eligibility requirements can be found on our Tuition Reduction page.

CU Opportunity scholarships are available to West Virginia Resident and Non-Resident incoming Freshman who do not submit an ACT/SAT test score. Scholarship tiers and award amounts will be determined based on High School GPA. You cannot receive both a CU Opportunity scholarship for being test optional and a regular merit scholarship, therefore, your test optional scholarship will be replaced by a regular merit scholarship if ACT/SAT tests are received. Scholarship amounts will not be reduced if lower test scores are received at a later date.

HS GPA range In-state Award Out-of-State Award Renewal Requirements
Tier 1 3.9 + $1,500 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
$4,000 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
2.5 GPA and 24 earned hours
Tier 2 3.7-3.89 $1,250 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
$3,000 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
2.5 GPA and 24 earned hours
Tier 3 3.5-3.69 $1,000 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
$2,500 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
2.5 GPA and 24 earned hours
Tier 4 3.25-3.49 $750 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
$2,000 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
2.5 GPA and 24 earned hours
Tier 5 3.0-3.24 $500 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
$1,000 Test Optional
$1,000 Residential*
2.5 GPA and 24 earned hours

* Residential scholarship requires recipient to live on campus.

* Non-Resident students eligible for Tuition Reduction will receive a $4,000 reduction in tuition costs in addition to their scholarship award. Eligibility requirements can be found on our Tuition Reduction page.

All Residents

Scholarship Minimum GPA Minimum SAT/ACT Award/Year Column 5
Presidential** 3.75 SAT 1360 /ACT 30 Tuition & Room & Board 3.0 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Dean’s** 3.5 SAT 1240 /ACT 26 Tuition, $6,000 towards Room & Board 3.0 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

**Recipients are required to live on campus

For more information about the Scholars of Distinction Scholarship Application process, click here.

West Virginia Residents

Minimum GPA Scholarship Award/Year Renewal Requirements
3.5+ $1,500 Transfer

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
3.0-3.49 $1,000 Transfer

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
2.75-2.99 $500 Transfer

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

*Residential scholarship requires recipient to live on campus.

Non-West Virginia Residents

Minimum GPA Scholarship Award/Year Renewal Requirements
3.5+ $4,500 Transfer

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
3.0-3.49 $4,000 Transfer

$1,000 Residential Scholarship*

2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
2.75-2.99 $3,000 Transfer

$1,000 Residential  Scholarship*

2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

*Residential scholarship requires recipient to live on campus.

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. Transfer recipient must have a 2.75 transferable college or university cumulative GPA.

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.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship All incoming and current students who are eligible may apply.

Concord University Foundation All incoming and current students may apply.

CU Alumni Association Scholarships All incoming and current students may apply.

David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship Current students may apply.
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Department of Social Work & Sociology Scholarships All students pursuing a degree in Social Work & Sociology may apply.

Department of Business Scholarships All students pursuing a Business degree may apply.   (deadline is 3/31/2022)

Department of Social Sciences Scholarship Current students may apply.
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Jonathan Powell Scholarship  Dedicated to assisting childhood cancer survivors, or parents or siblings of a childhood cancer survivor or cancer victim.

Lt. Aaron L. Crook Memorial Scholarship To be eligible for the Lt. Aaron L. Crook Memorial Scholarship, a Concord student must be a child of a first responder (EMT, paramedic, firefighter or police officer) and must be a resident of Mercer or Summers counties.