Students accepted for admission and enrolled full-time (pursuing their first baccalaureate degree) may be eligible to apply for the following Wheeling University Scholarship opportunities. Apply Here
Adamiak (John and Helen Regiec) Memorial Scholarship – Established by Col. Carol Adamiak Yarnall ’63 and William C. Yarnall in loving memory of Carol’s parents, John Adamiak and Helen Regiec Adamiak. This scholarship benefits a student who fits one of the following criteria: a graduate of Bishop Donahue High School, a member of the St. Francis Parish or a resident of Marshall County, WV.
Aluise Family Scholarship – This scholarship benefits a student from: 1st preference – St. Joseph’s Central Catholic HS in Huntington, WV; 2nd preference – any other Catholic students from Cabell County, WV; 3rd preference – any student from WV.
Berthold/Neal Family Scholarship – Established by the Berthold/Neal Family this scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving student(s) from OH, WV and PA based on the recommendation of the Admissions Office.
Biery (Guy and Marie Paul) Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in loving memory of Guy and Marie Paul Biery this scholarship assists needy students who are residents of Ohio County, WV and graduates of Wheeling Central Catholic High School.
Carrigan (Thomas F.) Alumni Scholarship – An award established by the WU Alumni Association in memory of alumnus and first alumni director, Tom Carrigan. Alumni children or grandchildren with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 who display compassion, commitment and a work ethic which involves genuine friendship and loyalty are eligible for consideration. Application and interview required.
Chambers (James B.) Memorial Scholarship – Awards available to residents of Ohio County, WV who demonstrate need and academic promise.
Chicarella Psychology Scholarship – Established by Rosemary Chicarella to benefit a competent student who demonstrates need and who is majoring in psychology.
Class of 1964 Ignatian Scholarship – Donated at the time of their 50th anniversary, the Class of 1964 Ignatian Scholarship benefits students who have academic merit and potential to succeed at Wheeling University, and who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend WU. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship.
Class of 1965 Septimi Scholarship – Established by the members of the class of 1965, this award is available to students who demonstrate need, are in good academic standing and who are relatives of WU alumni. Priority is given to relatives of the class of 1965 graduates. Number and amounts vary.
Class of 1972 Scholarship – Established by the members of the class of 1972 on the occasion of their 25th reunion. This scholarship is awarded to help an average student from a middle class family who is not eligible for larger academic scholarships. An alumni committee will select the recipient with first preference given to children, grandchildren and relatives of the class of 1972.
Class of 1974 – To benefit a student that is a legal child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a member of the class of 1974. Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5. If no relatives from the class of 1974 are available then the award will be released to a legal child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of any WU alumni.
Cogan (Virginia Frantz and Maurice W.) Memorial Scholarship – Funded by the Cogan family, this scholarship is awarded to incoming or returning students that demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to athletes from Cleveland St. Ignatius area.
CONSOL Fund – To benefit a student from Greene County, PA.
Costain (Thomas P./Patricia L. Giglio-Salle) Memorial Scholarship – To benefit a student who demonstrates need that participates in the Campus Ministry Music Program and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Currie (Rev. Charles, S.J.) Philadelphia Alumni Scholarship – Established by the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter to benefit a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a Philadelphia alumnus/a. Recipient must reside within the Philadelphia southeast/five county region for more than 50% of his or her life. If there is no Philly resident, then a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a PA resident will be considered. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors.
DiPiero (Vicky) ’65 Diversity Scholarship – Awarded to a minority student from West Virginia. Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
DiTrapano (Lidano) Scholarship – Through the generosity of a friend of the family, this scholarship was established in memory of Lidano DiTrapano and is awarded each year to a student from Charleston Catholic High School or from the Charleston, WV area who demonstrates need.
Eick (Theodora) Scholarship – Established in loving memory of Theodora Eick this scholarship benefits a student from either Belmont County, OH or Ohio County, WV.
Greene (M. Virginia) Scholarship – Established in loving memory of M. Virginia Greene to benefit a student who demonstrates need.
Hacala Family Scholarship Fund – To provide annual financial assistance to an academically committed student(s). Must maintain a B average or better, demonstrate the humility to serve the world and God and the leadership to inspire others to service in the model of the family of Mary Niebauer Hacala.
Hanzely (Rev. Joseph B., S.J.) Scholarship – To benefit a student majoring in Science.
Hawk (Henry and Beverly) Scholarship – Funded by these generous friends of the University, the Hawk award is for students with high academics who are graduates of Lima Central High School and who demonstrate need.
Hearst (William Randolph) Appalachian Scholarship – Established by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to assist students from West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian area who demonstrate need, academic promise and intend to reside in the U.S. at the completion of their education. Number and amounts vary.
Hess (Margaret Blackford) Scholarship – For worthy students from West Virginia with priority given to Wheeling and Ohio County, WV students.
Hodges (Bishop Joseph H.) Scholarships – Funded by a generous grant from the Sarah and Pauline Maier Foundation and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, these scholarships are available to West Virginians who demonstrate financial need, academic potential, high moral standards and leadership qualities.
Jones (Dr. Lee) Scholarship – Awarded to a student with intellectual curiosity who wants to continue their education, particularly in the field of theology, and who demonstrates compassion by their service to the less fortunate. A commitment to sports/ fitness is a plus factor.
Kirby (Philip C. & Evelyn F.) Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Philip C. & Evelyn F. Kirby. Financial assistance is provided to students coming to WJU from the 3rd Congressional District of WV, or from Talbot County, MD.
Knights of Columbus Scholarship – An award made to West Virginia students whose fathers are members in good standing. The scholarship award is based on academic promise and financial need. Applicants must complete a Knights of Columbus Wheeling University application with corresponding information by July 15th. Applications and instructions are available from the Financial Aid Office or from your father’s Knights of Columbus Council.
Lantz (The Lewis and Melissa) Scholarship – Funded in 1993 by Phyllis Lantz Batson in memory of her parents, Lewis and Melissa Morgan Lantz, this award is available to students from Wetzel County, WV.
Marchlenski Education Fund: Established by the estate of Stanley P. Marchlenski ’59, this fund provides scholarships for students, renewable for four years, pursuing a degree in a science-based program of study at WU.
McAteer Family Scholarship – Established in memory of Sarah Regina “Jeannie” McAtter Jones Lantzy and Thomas C. Jones, members of the second graduating class, at then Wheeling College, who married shortly after. First priority given to members of the McAteer Family; 2nd priority to graduates of St. Peter’s Grade School in Fairmont,WV; 3rd priority to graduates of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, MD; and 4th to students from the state of West Virginia.
McConnell (Herbert W.) Family Scholarship – Awarded on the basis of need and academic promise to students from Wheeling, WV, these scholarships are available through the generosity of Mary Rose McConnell.
McCune/Greene County Scholarship – To benefit students who demonstrate need from Greene County and Washington County, PA.
McDonough (Bernard P. and Alma G.) Scholarship – A competitive scholarship based on high academic achievement for students from Wood County, WV.
McShain (The John and Mary) Minority Scholarship Endowment – Established and supported by John McShain Charities, Inc., of Philadelphia, PA in support of minority students who demonstrate need and academic promise.
Merlo (William and Kathryn K.) Appalachian Endowment – Established in 1993 by generous friends of the University, this award is available to students who have a parent working in the coal mining industry. Please notify the Financial Aid Office if you qualify.
Murphy (Joseph J. and Virginia R.) Memorial Scholarship – For the purpose of academic, non-athletic scholarships in the undergraduate and graduate schools as the university sees fit. Preference is to be given to the undergraduate school.
Nesbitt (Florence Irene) Scholarship – Established to benefit an undergraduate student.
Nolan Lacey Kirk Scholarship – Established by a generous but anonymous donor through the WU Alumni Association, this award is available to students who demonstrate need, with preference given to those from Pittsburgh, PA or the surrounding metropolitan area. Amount and number of awards vary.
The Pride Scholarship – Donated by honorary degree recipient and country music star, Charley Pride, and his wife, Rozene Pride, this scholarship is awarded annually to a minority student on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership.
Rakosky Memorial Scholarship – Financial assistance to students who demonstrate need with preference to residents or former residents of Washington County, PA.
Riser (Leonard P.) Memorial Scholarship – Provides financial assistance to an academically committed student(s) who maintains a B average or better, who has demonstrated strong moral principles and is a citizen of the United States of America.
Schafer (Mr. and Mrs. Edward C.) Scholarship – Established by Mary E. Schafer in loving memory of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Schafer. This scholarship benefits students who aspire to a religious or secular education. First preference given to Schafer heirs.
The St. Patrick Weston Scholarship – Funded through the generosity of a friend from the Weston area to assist students from St. Patrick Parish in Weston, WV who demonstrate need and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
Stifel (George E.) Nursing Scholarship – For graduates of the Ohio County Public School system. If no one qualifies, residents of Ohio County and surrounding counties will also be considered. Number and amounts vary.
Summit 2000 – Awarded to incoming or returning students who demonstrate need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Szitar (Mary Magdalene) Memorial Scholarship – For deserving students, Catholic or non-Catholic, from Belmont County, OH who demonstrate need. Number and amounts vary.
Troy (Rev. William F., S.J.) Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to students of academic ability and demonstrated need from the Greater-Wheeling area. This scholarship is funded by the faculty, staff and administrators of the University who also maintain and administer this fund.
Werner-Ritz Pre-Med Scholarship – Established through the generosity of a special friend of Dr. Tom Ritz, this award is available to a junior or senior pre-med student who demonstrates need.
Wertz Memorial Psychology Scholarship – Established in loving memory of Frederick and Elizabeth Wertz, this scholarship benefits a competent student who demonstrates need and is majoring in psychology.
Winkler Memorial Scholarship – Established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Winkler in loving memory of their daughter, Rose Marie Winkler Updegrave ’81. This scholarship will be awarded annually to students who demonstrate need and are majoring in business administration.
WU Charter Guild Scholarship – To benefit a junior or senior student who demonstrates need, who entered WU as a freshman and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Yarnall (William and Col. Carol) Scholarship – Awarded to a student(s) that is in need of financial assistance, that maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and who is from the following areas: 1st preference – WV, 2nd preference – OH, and 3rd preference – KY.