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Global Affairs Merit Awards

International students with exemplary academic merit may qualify for supplemental scholarship support from the Office of Global Affairs.


  • Must be directly admitted into West Virginia University, without condition
  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student on an F-1 or J-1 student visa
  • Eligible only to undergraduate, first-time freshmen
  • Must qualify for a WVU Scholarship of Distinction or a WVU Go First Scholarship
  • Must maintain a 2.75 GPA and earn 30 credit hours per academic year for renewal (a maximum of four years)
  • Scholarship can only be used for tuition and fees -- if a surplus of aid is present, a refund of unused funds will not be issued.


  • Level 1: $8,000 per year (two awards per year)
  • Level 2: $6,000 per year (four awards per year)
  • Level 3: $4,000 per year (seven awards per year)

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