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Institutional Scholarships & Grants

High Honors Scholarship*
This merit-based scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.75 and either a composite ACT score of 26 or a combined SAT score of 1240 – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.

Presidential Scholarship*
This merit-based scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.25 and either a composite ACT score of 22 or a combined SAT score of 1100 – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.

Dean’s Scholarship*
This merit-based scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 and either a composite ACT score of 18 or a combined SAT score of960 – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.

Opportunity Scholarship*
This scholarship is awarded based upon the student’s potential to thrive and succeed at the university. A recipient of this scholarship must meet the university’s admissions requirements – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.

Students at Wheeling University have the opportunity to receive academic scholarships between $8,000 and $16,000 on an annual basis!


Swint Scholarship
Awarded to students who graduate from the six Catholic high schools of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

Catholic High School Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who graduate from a Catholic high school outside the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.


Athletic Grant
Athletic awards are offered by the athletic coach based upon the eligibility and talent of the student athlete. For more information regarding our athletic teams please visit https://wucardinals.com/.

WU Grant
This grant is awarded based upon demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA results. This grant is variable based upon financial need and the applicable academic requirements.

*These scholarships cannot be combined with other merit-based scholarships.

Institutional scholarships and grants are applied towards the cost of tuition and mandatory fees unless otherwise noted in the criteria.