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CEHS Scholarships

Each CEHS academic department has a scholarship committee that distributes awards to applicants. By completing the appropriate CEHS scholarship application and indicating your major and other required information, you will be matched by the committee to the selection criteria of our available scholarships.

Each scholarship is made possible due to the generosity of our loyal alumni and friends, the College of Education and Human Services is able to provide financial support to our students each year. CEHS Scholarships are based on demonstrated academic merit and/or financial need.

For the 2015-16 academic year, CEHS awarded 83 scholarships, totaling $172,800.
For the 2016-17 academic year, CEHS awarded 91 scholarships totaling $191,500.
For the 2017-18 academic year, CEHS awarded 105 scholarships, totaling $196,775.
For the 2018-19 academic year, CEHS awarded 128 scholarships, totaling $208,450.

CEHS Scholarships

Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students (masters and doctoral) can apply for CEHS Scholarships by completing the CEHS Scholarship Application online.  The application deadline is Friday, November 8, 2019. The form will close, at that time. 


Incoming CEHS Freshman Scholarships

Incoming CEHS Freshmen for academic year 2020-21 can apply for CEHS Scholarships by completing the Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application.

The following scholarships are available to incoming freshmen. The scholarship committee will match each scholarship to eligible applicants. Incoming freshmen must complete the CEHS Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Application during the application window to be considered for these awards. 

The scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year opens Wednesday, October 16, 2019, and closes Friday, February 7, 2020.

  • Elizabeth Capuder Tiano Education Scholarship
  • John Albert Kasuba & Walter L. Klas HRE Scholarship
  • Joseph and Milli Cipolloni Scholarship
  • Kathryn Cramer Morgan Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary C. and Allen G. Welsh Scholarship
  • Rita Riffee LeHere Teaching Scholarship
  • Taylor Family Scholarship
  • Thomas J., Jr. & Barbara P. Witten CEHS Scholarship
  • Wilbert and Anna Mick Scholarship
For additional Information on the above scholarships, please visit the WVU Foundation website.
For questions about incoming freshmen scholarships, please contact kelsye.acker@mail.wvu.edu

Federal or University Funded Scholarships

The TEACH Grant

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. 

View Federal TEACH Grant website

NSF Noyce Teach WV

The Noyce program is designed to address the need for highly-qualified science and math teachers by encouraging science and math majors to go into K-12 teaching in West Virginia.

More about the NSF Noyce Teach WV Scholarship

Osher Re-entry Scholarship

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship offers awards for full-time and part-time enrollment. This program is intended to support non-traditional students who are beginning or resuming their first undergraduate college degree. 

Guidelines for the Osher Re-entry Scholarship include: 

  • Students who are newly matriculating as freshmen, returning to, or transferring to WVU at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
  • Student have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years
  • Student who anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation and are ideally between the ages of 25 and 50. 
  • Students must demonstrate financial need
  • Students must show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree. 

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship is NOT intended for students who are exclusively enrolled in online courses or for international students who are visiting the U.S. Scholarship awards must be applied to student tuition fees exclusively. Application deadline is June 15th. 

More about the Osher Re-entry Scholarship


Underwood-Smith Teacher Education Scholarship

The purpose of the program is to assist West Virginians interested in obtaining a teaching certificate and committed to the pursuit of a teaching career in West Virginia’s public schools. Due to limited funding, priority is given to junior, senior, and graduate students. 

More about Underwood-Smith Teacher Education Scholarship 


WV Association of Retired School Employees Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students in West Virginia colleges who have successfully completed their preparation for student teaching and have been recommended by their colleges for formal student teaching in an elementary or secondary public school in West Virginia.

More about the WVARSE Scholarship

Additional University Scholarships Available to CEHS Students

Many of these scholarships are awarded through the WVU Undergraduate Scholars Program and the WVU Financial Aid Office. They are listed here because of their special relevance to students in the College of Education and Human Services. To receive priority consideration for these and other university-wide scholarships, students must complete the admissions process to WVU by February 1. This includes submitting a completed undergraduate admission application along with a high school transcript and ACT and/or SAT scores. For more information about these scholarships and university-wide scholarships, be sure to visit the Undergraduate Scholarship Office website at  undergradscholarships.wvu.edu.


Please follow the link below to review a list of additional scholarships available to CEHS students through other colleges and programs: