Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship

The Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship is Fairmont State’s premier academic scholarship and is awarded to three of the state’s top high school seniors. Finalists not awarded a McClain Scholarship will receive alternative financial support. This competitive scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board, and a book stipend.

To compete for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a West Virginia student who is a member of the class of 2014.
  • Be a PROMISE Scholarship recipient.
  • Submit a completed Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship application and essay.
  • Complete your FSU admissions file (general application, high school transcript, test scores) prior to deadline.
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Have ACT composite of 26 or higher or SAT composite of 1190 or higher (excluding writing score).
  • Participate in on-campus interviews.

First year recipients must maintain an overall GPA of a 2.75 at the end of their first year. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required for renewal during subsequent years. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be obtained in a year of enrollment for renewal. The Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship can only be awarded up to eight semesters.

Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship Application

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Fairmont State is pleased to provide this student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend FSU.  Results are based on 2014-2015 Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Fairmont State.

Contact Info

Office of Financial Aid
Turley Student Services Center
Room 303
Phone: (800) 641-5678, Opt. 2
(304) 367-4892
Fax: (304) 367-4789
FinancialAid@FairmontState.edu

Office Hours:

  • August 11 & 12: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 13, 14, 15: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • August 16: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • August 18-22: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Starting August 25:

  • Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Code: 003812