The West Virginia University Office of Sponsored Students accommodates the needs of our students and their sponsors. Sponsored students are students who receive a financial scholarship from a government, an organization or a company. Sponsors have an established contract with WVU and are billed directly. Sponsors are usually based in the student’s home country. The role of the Office of Sponsored Students is to be a central liaison between the student, the sponsor, and the University by providing specialized services, advising, contract negotiation and other program management related to specific sponsor requirements.