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2021-2022 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 for West Virginia Residents (renewable for 4 years)
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 no 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.

 

First Time Freshman Scholarships for Non-West Virginia Residents
Non-West Virginia Residents
 
   Minimum GPA     Minimum SAT/ACT  Scholarship award/year   Renewal Requirements
Tier 1  3.9  SAT 1360 /ACT 30  $11,000 Joseph Marsh                                 $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 2  3.7  SAT 1300 /ACT 28  $9,000 Board of Governors                         $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 3  3.5  SAT 1230 /ACT 26  $7,000 Academic Excellence                     $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 4  3.25  SAT 1100 /ACT 22  $5,000 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 6  3.0  no 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.
First Time Freshman Scholarships for Non-West Virginia Residents eligible for Tuition Reduction*
Non-West Virginia Residents (with Tuition Reduction)
   Minimum GPA     Minimum SAT/ACT  Scholarship award/year  Renewal Requirements
Tier 1  3.9  SAT 1360 /ACT 30   $9,000 Joseph Marsh                               $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 2  3.7  SAT 1300 /ACT 28  $7,000 Board of Governors                     $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 3  3.5  SAT 1230 /ACT 26  $5,000 Academic Excellence                  $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 4  3.25  SAT 1100 /ACT 22  $3,000 Academic Achievement              $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 5  3.0   SAT 960 /ACT 18   $1,000 Maroon & Gray                             $1,000 Residential Scholarship*  2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours
Tier 6  3.0  no test scores  $500 CU Mountain Lion                           $1,000 Residential Scholarship*   2.5 GPA and 24 earned credit hours

*Residential scholarship requires recipient to live on campus.
*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 in the Tuition Reduction section if you click here.

Scholars of Distinction Competitive Scholarships (renewable for 4 years)
Students selected
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** 3.5 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.

Transfer Scholarships (renewable for up to 4 years)

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.
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 18 or SAT of 960. 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.

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.
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CU Alumni Association Scholarships All incoming and current students may apply.
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David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship All incoming and current students may apply.
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Department of Social Work & Sociology Scholarships All students persuing a degree in Social Work & Sociology may apply.

Division of Business Scholarships All students persuing a Business degree may apply.

Division 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