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Undergraduate Tuition Merit Scholarship

Undergraduate Tuition Merit Award

International Students and Scholars Services is currently inviting undergraduate international students to apply and compete for the Tuition Merit Award for the next academic year. The award covers the tuition for both Fall and Spring semesters.


Applications will be available in the beginning of the spring semester. At that time, there will be links on this page to the  tuition merit award application and the form for  reference forms.  Applicants for this Tuition Merit Award must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Must be full-time, degree-seeking international student holding a non-immigrant visa; 
  • Will have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at West Virginia University by the end of the spring semester with a minimum grade point average of 3.0; 
  • Must intend to enroll at West Virginia University as a full-time continuing undergraduate student for the next academic year; 
  • Must submit three references to International Students and Scholars Services by the date listed below; 
  • Must submit the application to International Students and Scholars Services by the date listed below; 
  • Must agree to be interviewed by the Selection Committee in April or May if chosen as one of the finalists.

A committee of university faculty, staff, and students will choose the award winners. The criteria for selection will be based upon scholastic achievements, extra-curricular activities, awards won since beginning student status in the United States, and financial needs of the applicant. Applicants will be responsible themselves for obtaining three reference letters. At least two of the three letters of reference should be written by faculty members at West Virginia University. This is a one-year, non renewable award and the winner will be notified during the summer semester.

The deadline to submit applications for 2018-2019 is April 20, 2018.

Tuition Merit Scholarship Winners for 2017-18:

  • Ploypailin Ounsirichai
  • Vy Nguyen