Through the fundraising efforts of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., Fairmont State University is able to offer generous scholarship support to students. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.fsufoundation.org.
K. Jean Ahwesh/Lawrence Kuremsky Family Endowed Scholarship
Incoming freshman who is the first person in his/her immediate family to attend a college or university.
Office of Financial Aid determines awarding criteria.
American Association of University Women-Fairmont Branch
At least second-year student; preference to members of AAUW Fairmont Branch Student Affiliate if organization active on campus; Financial Aid may be considered; West Virginia resident; GPA of 2.75 for initial or renewal; Available to 4 year, 2 year, or master degree.
ANA-Tulasi & Marilyn Joshi Scholarship
Be of Nepalese origin; 500 word essay on goals and expectations; provide official/attested copies of SAT or ACT and TOEFL scores. The TOEFL score must be at least PB 550, CB 213, IB 79 or IELTS score at least 6.5; provide official English translation of high school or college transcripts; provide official/attested copies of all academic credentials; provide two letters of recommendation; provide a brief resume; provide proof of financial support.
James J. Arcure Endowed Scholarship
FSU baseball player; must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements; Graduate of Marion County West Virginia School System. If no recipient available then West Virginia resident may qualify.
James & Debbie Ashton Football Scholarship
Preference to an entering football player(s) from Western PA however if a freshman is not available, upperclassmen from PA may apply; a student who has received the scholarship in the past may reapply but renewability is not guaranteed; Preference to students indicating a desire to major in business, computer science, engineering, entrepreneurship or information systems; must meet MEC, NCAA and FSU academic progress.
Athletic Scholarship Fund
Student athlete; must meet NCAA eligibility.
Rodney Baird Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Student athlete participating on women's volleyball team; must meet NCAA eligibility.
William & Doretha Clayton Barns Prize in History Award
Major History or Social Studies; 3.0 GPA; must have completed 24 hours of history.
Eddie & Betty Barrett Endowed Scholarship
Must have completed 64 hours and be accepted to the Teacher Education Program; non-traditional student (any student age 23 and older). Minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA; financial need; non-renewable; must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation.
Eddie Barrett Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; participates in athletics; maintain a 2.5 GPA; renewable; financial need may be considered.
Stanley & Mary Beafore Scholarship
Student majoring in Business; 3.0 GPA; renewable; preference may be given to students of Italian American heritage as long as the award is administered per the policies and procedures of the Foundation and the Financial Aid Office. Student may be required to submit a paper to the Foundation describing the influence of their heritage and culture in his or her life.
John J. Belota
Men's basketball player who meets all NCAA requirements; preference to Marion County, WV students but may be offered to other students; scholarship is renewable at discretion of AD and coach; used for tuition, books, fees or room and board
Bruce F. Betts Endowed Scholarship
At least a sophomore Art major attending full-time; 2.5 GPA and 3.0 Art GPA; recipient must acknowledge receipt of the scholarship in a thank you note to Peter Lach and Mr. Betts' family.
L. O. Bickel Endowed Scholarship
Student athlete; must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements.
Grace O. and Kenneth (Mike) Birmingham Endowed Football Scholarship
Football players; awarded by athletic director; must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements.
Russell F. Bonasso Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; maintain 2.5 minimum GPA; financial need; preference to student(s) with disability.
Russell F. Bonasso Endowed Family Scholarship
Full-time student; maintain 2.5 minimum GPA; financial need; preference to student(s) with disability.
George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust
Financial need preference; enrolled four-year degree program at FSU; graduate of a Marion County high school with a 2.5 GPA; renewable up to three years with a 2.5 GPA.
Dorothea Poling Brand Endowment
Full-time student at FSU; enrolled in Elementary Education; 3.0 GPA; renewable up to four years.
Bridgeport Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship
Bridgeport High School graduate with a 2.75 GPA; financial need; full-time student; enrolled in a two- or four-year program.
Will Bridges Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Two scholarships will be awarded each semester, one in Language and Literature and one in the School of Education; 2.5 GPA in high school if incoming freshman or for FSU returning student; West Virginia resident; renewable but not guaranteed; minority students encouraged to apply; must demonstrate financial need.
James David Brooks Memorial Art Endowed Scholarship Fund
Junior or senior; major: Art Education.
Robert C. Byrd Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student.
Gaston Caperton Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student.
James O. Carpenter, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Women's basketball; criteria set by athletic department.
Robert L. Carroll Annual Scientific Lecture Series Fund
Enrolled in either the Mathematics or Physics program; GPA of 2.5; scholarship is renewable; financial need.
Gregory Cecchinelli Memorial Scholarship
Basketball player; criteria set by Athletic Department.
Carolyn Coakley-Hickerson Memorial Scholarship
Language & Literature major; financial need.
Dr. James E. Coleman/Dr. Elizabeth D. Swiger Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
At least a second-year student; major in Chemistry; 3.0 GPA for initial award and renewability; financial aid may be considered but is not required.
A. Joyce H. Coleman Memorial Scholarship
Majoring in Math or as Math Specialist in Education; 3.0 GPA.
Conley CPA Group Accounting Excellence Award
Major: Accounting. Criteria set by School of Business.
Consol, Inc. Scholarship
Major: Technology. Criteria set by College of Science and Technology.
Timothy Cook Memorial Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Student athletic trainer; full-time.
Crystal-Miller-Morris Scholarship Endowment Fund
Students in School of Education must have completed their first year with a minimum of 24 hours and GPA of 2.75; renewable for years three and four if students are registered for 12 hours.
Matthew S. DeVito Memorial Scholarship
Demonstrated financial need; student(s) must be working toward a degree in Chemistry, Environmental Engineering or a related field. Rank of junior or senior; preference to students with an interest in environmental protection.
Daniel Dicken Memorial Scholarship
Graduating senior from East Fairmont High School; pursuing a two- or four-year Technology degree; preference to students pursuing degrees in machine shop; financial need; high school GPA of 2.5, and FSU GPA of 2.0; if no qualified EFHS applicants in Technology apply, then award to any EFHS student with need.
Robert J. Dillman Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA as FSU student.
Robert and Roseann Dillman Endowed Scholarship
3.0 GPA; open to all majors; FSU student.
Dream, Succeed & Lead
FSU School of Business; non-traditional student; scholarship is renewable.
Janet Dudley-Eshbach Book Award
Incoming freshman; financial need must be demonstrated by FAFSA.
Nancy Marie Duling Memorial Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; fully admitted to Elementary Teacher Education; West Virginia resident, preference given to Grant County residents; minimum overall 3.0 GPA; junior Elementary Education major, minimum 58 hours completed.
Harold S. "Deacon" Duvall Football Endowed Scholarship
FSU football player; must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements; must be a graduate of a Marion County high school; financial need will be considered; must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and be making satisfactory progress toward a degree.
Faculty Textbook Scholarship
Faculty textbook committee selects winners; criteria set by committee.
Fairmont Coca-Cola Scholarship
Fairmont Concert Association Music Endowed Scholarship
3.0 GPA; major: Music.
Fairmont Moose Lodge #9, Loyal Order of Moose, Endowed Scholarship
Must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation; overall 3.2 GPA; incoming freshman required to have an un-weighted 3.2 high school GPA and a minimum ACT composite of 24; financial need; full- time FSU student; priority, if all other eligibility requirements are met: 1) Moose Lodge #9 member, 2) immediate family (spouse, children or grandchildren) of lodge member; Recipients will be allowed to re-apply for consideration. Applications will only be accepted for consecutive academic years. Eligible for no more than eight consecutive semesters. Must be making good progress towards completion of degree.
Fairmont State Alumni Association Scholarship
Child of FSU alumni; full-time incoming freshman with cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or a currently enrolled student with 3.0 GPA; Financial Aid will consult with the Alumni Association regarding selection.
Fairmont State Alumni Association Strengthening Institutions Phase I Scholarship
Demonstrated financial need; 2.5 GPA for initial award or subsequent awards; renewable up to four years.
Fairmont State University Classified Staff Council Scholarship
Does not have to show a financial need; overall GPA 2.0 or better if a returning college student; must be a FSU full-time classified staff employee, a classified staff's spouse, child or step-child residing with the employee and/or is claimed as a dependent for federal income tax; recipients allowed to re-apply.
The Nicola and Carmella Fantasia Family Fund
A graduate of East Fairmont High School; demonstrated financial need; high school GPA of 2.75 and same for renewability; renewable up to four years; each year, the Office of Financial Aid will provide for consideration by the Nicola Fantasia Family an array of possible scholarship candidates; the Nicola Fantasia Family will either select a recipient or elect not to have a scholarship awarded for the year.
Shirley A. Fleming Memorial Scholarship
FSU School of Education; freshmen are allowed to apply with a minimum GPA of 3.0; upper classmen must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; financial need; students may reapply but renewability is not guaranteed.
Martha Flesher Endowed Scholarship
Major: Teacher Education.
Follette Book Scholarship
Office of Financial Aid determines criteria for award.
Eleanor M. Ford Outstanding Junior Endowed Scholarship
Must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation; full-time; four year degree program within the College of Science and Technology; must have completed a minimum of 58 hours and be eligible to enter their junior year; minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA.
Eleanor M. Ford Outstanding Senior Award
Eligible for May graduation; full-time; four-year degree program within the College of Science & Technology; cash award.
Joe and Bill Ford Scholarship
Preference to men's basketball player; must meet all NCAA and MEC eligibility requirements.
Freshman Communication Arts Scholarship (Neely)
Incoming freshman enrolled in the Communications Arts program.
The Ernest W. Frye Outstanding Student in Computer Science Award
Outstanding junior or senior student majoring in Computer Science; may be awarded for two semesters only; Computer Science faculty have the right to split the award between two qualified students.
Gamma Chi Chi Alumnae
Preference to a female student; full-time student; either a sophomore, junior or senior in a four-year program or a second-year student in a two-year program; 3.0 GPA; may be renewable.
Harry J. Hadley Award for Teaching Excellence
Awarded by the School of Education, Health and Human Performance; criteria set by awarding department.
Ruby and Harold Halfin Endowed Scholarship
Full-time in Technology Education; financial need; active member of one student organization; 3.0 GPA; if no applicant in Technology Education then others in Technology Department may apply.
Wendell G. Hardway Award for Excellence in Teacher Education
Major: Education and admitted to the Teacher Education Program; 3.5 GPA; 96 hours completed; West Virginia resident.
Wendell G. Hardway Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student.
Glenn A. Harman Accounting Excellence Scholarship
Full-time junior student majoring in accounting who demonstrates outstanding promise; minimum GPA of 3.5 and deemed the most appropriate candidate; financial need may be considered; preference may be given to students from West Virginia.
Howard E. and Mary A. Haught Endowed Scholarship
Must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation; full- time with a minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA; four-year degree program .
The A. and L. Hawkins Graduates Student in English Award
Financial need is required to register in graduate program in Teacher Education with the intention of teaching at the middle or high school level; minimum GPA of 3.0; preference to Marion County, West Virginia students then to other West Virginia students.
The Heaney Family Descendants Endowed Scholarship
Must be pursuing a baccalaureate (four-year) degree; must not be able to qualify for any form of federal or state financial aid and should be classified as "middle class" under federal guidelines; must not be receiving any other additional aid or support from Foundation; full-time with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Bob Heffner Endowment for Outstanding Students in Graphics Technology
Student must have completed first year In the Associate of Applied Sciences Program at Pierpont Community & Technical College or first year in the Bachelor of Science degree in Graphics Technology at FSU. Student will be asked to submit a portfolio to the dean who will make the final selection. Student may reapply but renewability is not guaranteed.
Dr. Ronald G. Helms NCSS Scholarship
Full-time students in FSU School of Education; pursuing career in teaching social studies; minimum GPA of 3.4.
Donald Hoylman Impact Scholarship
Students must have completed at least one year of study and be enrolled for classes in the FSU School of Business with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Students must declare their major as Business or Accounting. Renewable but not guaranteed; to be used for tuition/fees/books/room and board; selection to be made by the Dean of the School of Business and his/her representatives; preference may be given to students who have expressed interest in starting a business.
Donald Hoyt Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student
Benjamin Harrison and Kathryn Guthrie Ice Scholarship
Preference will be given to students from Mannington, W.Va., district; financial need is required; no student who participates in any unlawful activity against FSU or any other school of higher learning will be eligible; renewable up to eight semesters.
Mary Esther and Dr. Byron Jackson Endowed Scholarship
Membership in Sigma Tau Delta; awarded by Department of Language & Literature.
Mary B. and Edgar N. Jaynes Endowed Scholarship
Major: Business four-year degree program; financial need.
Margaret H. Robinson Kalb Class of 1931, Endowed Scholarship Fund
Incoming freshman, with overall un-weighted 3.5 GPA and ACT composite of 27 or SAT of 1200; preference given to residents of Monongah or Thoburn, Marion County; financial need; full-time student; 3.0 GPA for renewal; renewable up to a total of eight semesters; maximum annual scholarship limited to $2,500 per student.
Edward Kaprelian Memorial Scholarship
Preference will be given to a full-time male or female student with financial need who has demonstrated a mature sense of ethics, honesty and concern and willingness to help others.
L. Roger Kennedy Endowed Scholarship
Financial need; high academic ability.
Blanche Kinney Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship
Major: Drama, Speech, Music and/or Art.
Dr. Deborah M. Kisner Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Non-traditional student; completed 24 hours of course work and admitted to FSU Nursing Program; GPA of 3.0 for initial award and renewability; yearly progress report is required.
Harry and Margaret Lamb Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Full-time nursing student in either the two- or four-year program; financial need or scores in the top 25 percent on Nursing admission scores; GPA of 3.0 for renewal; preference to Marion County students then West Virginia students; candidates will be considered who are non-traditional or second-degree nursing students.
George E. Lambert Family Endowed Fund for Education
Full-time student; financial need preference; enrolled in four-year accounting program and in their second, third or fourth year; 2.0 GPA; renewable up to three years.
William C. Larew Sr.
First preference to a freshman; second to a post graduate of Integrity Christian School (ICS), preferably from South Preston; graduate of Preston High School preferably from the Newburg area; GPA of 2.5; major of Math or Science.
James A. LaRue Mathematics Award
Major: Math; graduating senior; outstanding academic performance; cash award.
The LeDonne Family Accounting Scholarship
Graduate from a high school located in Marion or Monongalia County in West Virginia; financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid; enrollment in the School of Business with primary preference given to incoming freshman who has declared Accounting major; 2.5 high school GPA minimum and combined SAT score of 1020 or ACT composite score of 22; renewable with maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA. Preference given to student who received award the previous year; intent to provide a four-year scholarship to one student; must maintain 3.0 GPA at FSU and be on track to graduate in four years; award must be used to cover tuition or room and board.
Mary Reitz Leeming Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Major: Nursing; criteria set by awarding department.
Mont and Edith Levine & Jack and Clara Stern Endowed Scholarship
3.0 GPA; financial need and where federal guidelines limit access to federal funds.
Marjorie R. Hoult Lough Endowed Scholarship
Must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation; full-time student; four-year degree program; major: Teacher Education; must have a minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA.
Margaret MacLuckie Scholarship
An undergraduate Math Education major who in the late junior/senior year decides to pursue a graduate education degree to teach math (M.A.T. program); an applicant for the M.A.T. program to pursue a match certification; an undergraduate Elementary Education major who is seeking a match endorsement.
Jo S. Mallamo Memorial Scholarship
Two-year associate degree in Nursing; full-time having completed the first year; GPA 3.0; renewable.
Manchin Family Endowed Scholarship
North Marion High School graduate with cumulative high school 2.5 GPA; four-year degree program.
Senator Joe & Gayle Manchin Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; financial need; graduate of a Marion County high school in West Virginia.
Frank Mangano New Student Orientation Counselor Endowed Scholarship
Second-year counselor; community service; 2.5 GPA; full-time student.
Marco and Griff's Can-Am Endowed Scholarship
Student athlete; must meet NCAA eligibility requirements; member of FSU men's golf team.
Marion County Little Theatre Endowed Scholarship
Exclusively for Theatre purposes; awarded by School of Fine Arts Theatre Department.
The Gilbert & Lenora Martin and James & Lena Dabato Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Student athlete; must meet NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility; financial need.
Nola A. Matthew Endowed Scholarship
Financial need; 3.0 GPA; West Virginia resident.
Nola A. Matthew Nursing & Allied Health Administration Endowed Scholarship
Presented by the School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration; criteria set by awarding department.
Sergeant Todd May Memorial Scholarship
Preference is given to (1) nieces/nephews of Sergeant May who attend either FSU or Pierpont; (2) law enforcement officers in Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department majoring in Criminal Justice at FSU; (3) employees and their children of law enforcement officers in Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department; (4) sworn law enforcement officers of Monongalia County. Selection may also be made by May Scholarship Committee in consultation with Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Director of Criminal Justice Program at FSU. Other factors considered in selection include full time enrollment status, junior status with minimum overall GPA of 2.5, financial need. Scholarship can be renewed but is not guaranteed. To be used for tuition, books and fees.
Robert W. McCollum Memorial Endowed Scholarship
General athletic scholarship; recipient selected on an annual basis.
McCutcheon & Raikes Tennis Scholarship
West Virginia high school graduate; current or prospective member of tennis team (male or female); must meet all NCAA requirements.
The Meredith Family Scholarship
Graduates of Monongah Middle School, North Marion High School or Preston High School who are a residents of the Valley District; financial need; not receiving any other scholarship from the Foundation; full-time student; renewable for eight continuous semesters. Selection by Meredith Scholarship Committee.
Sharon Weaver Messmore Endowed Scholarship
Applicant must be a Fairmont Senior High graduate attending FSU with a sound academic record; preference to an Education major, but not limited to that field.
Dr. David and Sharon Moffa Endowed Scholarship
Demonstrated financial need; HS GPA of 2.5; renewable up to four years with a 2.5 GPA.
Alan B. Mollohan Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student.
Shari Roberts Muriale Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Candidate must be selected by FSU men's head basketball coach; candidate's eligibility must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements.
Mildred Haney Murray Endowed Scholarship
Major: Health or Physical Education; plans to coach women's sports; female athlete; must meet NCAA eligibility; full-time student.
Mathew M. & Alberta R. Neely Endowed Communication Arts Scholarship
Major: Fine Arts.
Neighborhood Investment Program Scholarship
Total family income must be at or below 125 percent of National Poverty Guidelines (available online at school's web site); must have GPA of 2.5 for consideration. FSU students only.
Mildred Mason Newcome Endowed Scholarship
West Virginia resident; financial need; 3.0 GPA; major: English (who plans to teach in West Virginia).
Emily Leaf Nichols Alumni Scholarship
Financial need; GPA 2.5; major of Business; renewable.
Len Nossokoff & Sons Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Student athlete; meet NCAA requirements; financial need.
Vince Palmer Endowed Scholarship
Monongalia County resident; major: Criminal Justice; 2.5 GPA; American citizen; preference to deputy sheriff and/or immediate family; non-renewable.
Participation Enhancement Grants
Students can be awarded $250 per semester for participation in Fine Arts or Athletics; criteria set by awarding departments.
T.J. & Madge Herndon Pearse Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Major: elementary or science education; 3.0 GPA; financial need; full- time student West Virginia native; limited to tuition and fees.
Juanita "Fletch" Pearson Memorial Scholarship
Non-traditional West Virginia student from pursuing a two-year associate degree in Nursing; 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Salvatore, Anne, Thomas, James, and Giovanni Peluso Scholarship
Student majoring in Language & Literature with preference given to a student interested in Folklife studies; 3.0 GPA; renewable; preference may be given to students of Italian American heritage as long as the award is administered per the policies and procedures of the Foundation and the Financial Aid Office. Students may be required to submit a paper to the Foundation describing the influence of their heritage and culture in their life.
The PEO Endowed Scholarship
Financial need; non-traditional student with a preference to a Marion County resident; the award, if from time to time deemed appropriate by the PEO Sisterhood Scholarship Committee, may be given throughout their college career; students entering college for first time or re-entering college after a time away need not have minimum GPA. For returning students the minimum GPA is 3.2.
Pepsi Bottling Group Scholarship
Awarded by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment; criteria set by awarding department.
The Walter F. Phillips, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Engineering student; overall 3.0 GPA.
Dr. William E. Phillips Leadership Marion Scholarship
Completed one academic year at FSU; 3.0 GPA; Marion County high school graduate; student must complete a scholarship application and submit an official transcript; student must write an essay explaining why deserving of the scholarship, demonstrating qualities and characteristics of leadership, scholarship and service by May 31.
The Anthony J. and Josephine Pitrolo Endowed Scholarship
Must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation; full-time; major: Business and Economics; preference will be given to Marion County high school graduates, but recipients need not be exclusively from the county.
Andee Pollastrini Scholarship
Non-traditional Nursing student in either the two- or four-year program; may be renewable; family request that the recipient be informed of the origin of the scholarship, and that the recipient tell Andee's story to the class so more people will know about domestic violence.
Woodrow A. Potesta Scholarship of Accounting
Demonstrated financial need; high school GPA of 2.0; Accounting major; renewable up to four years with a maximum 2.0 GPA (up to 2.5 if need be); preferable but not required that the recipient be a resident of the western portion of Green County, Pa.; Monongalia County or Marion County, W.Va. If no student is eligible from these counties, a student from West Virginia must be selected for the scholarship.
Frank Pulice, Jr., Endowed Scholarship Fund
Applicants should be members of the Theta Delta Chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Eligibility may be extended to the Theta Delta Alumni and their immediate families. If for any reason there are no qualified applicants from the aforementioned, the Scholarship Committee may open the award to any FSU student who qualifies; based on financial need; applicants must maintain a 2.5 overall average and be making normal progress toward degree completion; good moral character.
Milan Puskar Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student.
Quota International of Fairmont Endowed Scholarship
Full- time student; cumulative 3.0 GPA; ranked as a sophomore or junior; financial need; all other qualifications being nearly equal, preference shall be (1) hearing impaired (2) Marion County resident (3) Major: Special Education.
Claude and Stacie Morris Rader Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Health careers; GPA 3.0; can renew for four or eight semesters, based on degree program.
John and Nancy Raley School of Business Scholarship
Awarded by the School of Business; criteria set by awarding department.
The Victor and Mary Carr Rancinger Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; Elementary Education major; financial need; qualification or disqualification for federal financial aid shall not affect applicants for this scholarship; preference to students who are West Virginia residents.
Joseph "Jo Jo" Retton Endowed Scholarship
Men's basketball team; must meet NCAA and FSU eligibility.
The Haddon and Nettie Morgan Rhodes Endowed Scholarship
Freshman student(s) recipient must declare themselves as Elementary or Secondary Education majors and complete the necessary coursework to be accepted in the Elementary Education Program at FSU as sophomores; recipient must have a minimum ACT score of 21 or a SAT equivalent of 990; preference to West Virginia high school graduate; high school 3.0 GPA or better; must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA as a freshman and a 3.0 GPA or better; renewable; financial need may be considered.
Alva J. Rice Endowed Scholarship
Overall accumulative 3.4 GPA; successfully completed 94 hours toward a baccalaureate degree.
Charles L. & Ethel W. Righter Endowed Scholarship
Lincoln High School graduate with 2.0 GPA; financial need 2.0 college GPA.
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV Distinguished Scholarship
West Virginia resident; 3.0 GPA; FSU student.
Rogers' Family Endowed Scholarship
High school graduate of East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior or North Marion; financial need must be considered; renewable with a GPA of 2.0.
Madge Rogers Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Major: Nursing; either two- or four-year program; must have completed one year of study within designated program; cumulative 3.5 GPA; must not be receiving any other aid from the Foundation.
The William C. Ruoff Outstanding Senior Chemistry Award
Graduating senior majoring in chemistry; chemistry faculty will select a student, or students, for this award.
Frank and Florence Sansalone Scholarship
Student majoring in Business; 3.0 GPA; renewable; preference may be given to students of Italian American heritage as long as the award is administered per the policies and procedures of the Foundation and the Financial Aid Office. Students may be required to submit a paper to the Foundation describing the influence of their heritage and culture in their life.
Vincent & Catherine Sansalone Scholarship
Student majoring in Science or Mathematics; 3.0 GPA; renewable; preference may be given to students of Italian-American heritage as long as the award is administered per the policies and procedures of the Foundation and the Financial Aid Office. Students may be required to submit a paper to the Foundation describing the influence of their heritage and culture in their life.
Lundix & Angela Saverino Scholarship
Student majoring in Fine Arts or Teacher Education in a Fine Arts area; 3.0 GPA; renewable; preference may be given to students of Italian American heritage as long as the award is administered per the policies and procedures of the Foundation and the Financial Aid Office. Students may be required to submit a paper to the Foundation describing the influence of their heritage and culture in their life.
Louis Schoolnic Endowed Scholarship
West Virginia resident; Business major; junior; 3.0 GPA; full- time student; must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship
Awarded by College of Science and Technology; criteria set by awarding department.
John Shaw Award
Renewable for three additional years; recipient(s) must agree to abstain from using tobacco and alcoholic beverages while receiving the award.
B. J. O'Dell Sherman Endowed Scholarship
Major: Theatre; GPA 2.0; freshman Theatre major or Oral Communication (Speech and Theatre) as a first teaching field; advisor will be a Theatre or Oral Communication advisor, a faculty member of the Speech Communication & Theatre Department within the School of Fine Arts; scholarship is renewable.
Ted A. & Catherine L. Shriver In Memory Of James R. Shriver Endowed Scholarship
Student must demonstrate financial aid need and should be a junior or senior undergraduate student in Electronics Engineering Techology or Architecture who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. If such a student cannot be identified, this will be awarded to a senior undergraduate FSU student in any major who has a minimum GPA of 3.5. Ideally, the student receiving the scholarship will be conducting research, independent study, or comparable type of project with a FSU faculty member.
Shurtleff-Toothman Endowed Scholarship
North Marion High School graduate.
Ruth Marie Skaggs Award
Pursuing a baccalaureate Family and Consumer Sciences degree; cumulative GPA of 3.0; must have successfully completed at least 26 hours; financial need; not available to students whose parents and/ or spouse are/is an employee of FSU.
Datha Gene Smith Foundation Scholarship
Resident of Marion County; most needy student who applies from FSU; renewable up to four years; high school GPA of 2.0; must maintain a 2.5 GPA; full-time FSU student.
Delbert Smith Endowed Scholarship
FSU student. Committee selects students.
Rev. Donal "Jack" Squires Endowed Scholarship
Financial need; recognized member of FSU football team. If no qualified applicants the eligibility may be extended to members of FSU men's basketball Team, FSU women's basketball team or FSU baseball team; must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements; priority to graduate of Marion County School System.
Leah and Franc Stern Women's Athletic Scholarship
Female athlete at FSU; must meet all NCAA, MEC and FSU eligibility requirements.
Bill Stewart Football Scholarship Endowment Fund
Awarded to a senior member of the FSU football team who demonstrates the moral character and leadership skills of Coach Bill Stewart. Scholarship recipient selected by football coaching staff and AD.
Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight (Faculty Development) Award
To honor and encourage outstanding/innovative or distinctive teaching in either the four-year or two-year programs.
Christiane Buck Sweeney Scholarship
French or French Education major; GPA 3.0; may award to freshman or returning student; renewable.
J. Lyle Tatterson Charitable Trust
West Virginia resident; graduate of West Virginia high school; two- or four-year program; sound character; financial need; GPA of 2.5; may be renewable with 2.0 GPA after the first year and then a 2.2 GPA thereafter.
TBI Turley-Wallman Endowed Scholarship
Member of Tau Beta Iota fraternity; eligibility will also be extended to the Tau Beta Iota alumni and their immediate families. Immediate family is defined as a parent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of any member of TBI Fraternity. If no qualified applicants in any academic year, no disbursement will be made; must maintain a 3.0 overall average and be making normal progress toward a normal four- or two-year degree completion and considered a full-time student; good moral character; demonstrated willingness to serve the college and the local community; participation in functions and activities of TBI fraternity; participation in extracurricular activities.
John Teahan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Student majoring in English (literature); minimum of 3.0 GPA; financial need will be a consideration; scholarship award may be renewed if student remains academically eligible.
Adna Irl and Mary Jo Thomas Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; preference to East Fairmont High School graduate; 3.0 cumulative GPA for initial award; 2.5 GPA for renewal consideration; commitment to community service.
Robert (Buck) Thompson Family Scholarship
Financial need; 3.0 GPA; major in the School of Business; men's basketball player; renewable up to four years.
Glenn & Elsie Toothman Endowed Scholarship
Preference given to incoming freshmen but upperclassmen may also apply; award amount divided evenly between the School of Education and the College of Science and Technology.
Cooper Joseph Towns Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
Student will be required to provide an essay that relays an applicant's interest in Paediatric Nursing as a career choice; minimum GPA of 2.5 entering into their sophomore year; preference is for a sophomore student in good standing enrolled in the FSU Associate of Science in Nursing degree program who is a WV student of current residency and demonstrates financial need; scholarship is renewable to an A. S. student possessing a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is enrolled as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program; award is permissable to students receiving other financial assistance or scholarship from the Fairmont State Foundation only where that financial assistance provided does not exceed the demonstrated need according to the Financial Aid Office.
Beatrice Trotto Endowed Scholarship
East Fairmont High School graduate with a high school 2.0 GPA; financial need.
William and Linda Ullom Music Education Scholarship/ Nursing Scholarship in Memory of Susan Ullom Waronicki
Student pursing a B.A. in Education with the comprehensive (K-12) Music Major in the School of Fine Arts; strong preference to resident of West Virginia who demonstrates financial need and is making suitable academic progress; renewable up to four years but renewability is not guaranteed; for Nursing students may be actively pursuing the B.S. degree in Nursing in the FSU School of Nursing; strong preference will be given to a resident of West Virginia who demonstrates need and is making suitable academic progress; the scholarship can be renewable over the course of years up to four years, but any award in one year does not guarantee the award in succeeding years.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US Post 629 Endowed Scholarship
Financial need; recipient must not be receiving any other scholarship or aid from the Foundation; incoming freshman; full-time student; must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA for renewal; West Virginia high school graduate with 2.0 GPA or combat veteran with GED; priority: (1) members of Post 629 (2) spouse, children or descendant of Post 629 (3) U.S. Veteran of Foreign Wars (4) spouse, children or descendants of a veteran of foreign wars; renewal for a maximum of eight semesters. Must meet criteria and making progress toward degree.
Helen Romano Viggiano Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student; pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with a lifelong commitment to classroom instruction; must have entering GPA of 3.0 and is recommended to maintain same to seek renewal; may be eligible to renew the scholarship for a maximum of eight semesters; primary, but not exclusive, consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by FSU Financial Aid.
Julius "Julie" Viglianco Memorial Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Men's basketball team; must meet NCAA eligibility.
Virginia P. & Richard P. Wellock Music Endowed Scholarship
Major: Music; academic performance; musical capabilities; financial need.
WesBanco Bank Fairmont, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Award
Preference shall be given to student from Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston or Taylor counties of West Virginia; 3.0 GPA; major: Business & Economics; full-time student; financial need.
WesBanco Business Graduate Degree Endowed Scholarship
Graduate of Harrison, Marion, Monongalia or Preston county high school; preference to graduates of FSU but others may apply; college/university GPA of 3.0; financial need may be considered; scholarship is renewable; enrolled in the MBA program.
West Virginia Society of Washington, D.C., Book Scholarship Fund
Incoming freshman; legal resident of West Virginia or the child of a native West Virginian; financial need must be demonstrated by FAFSA; selection will alternate annually male/female until a time when the fund can support two annual scholarships.
William White Scholarship
$500, $1,000 and $1,500 levels; renewable for one year; criteria set by awarding department.
Stark A Wilmoth Outstanding Student Teacher Award
Outstanding student in teacher education who has demonstrated the skills and potential necessary for strong leadership in the classroom.
W. R. "Squibb" Wilson Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Men's baseball team; must meet NCAA eligibility; financial need.
Women of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College Scholarships
Scholarships for non-traditional students are awarded by the FSU President and Pierpont President; amounts determined by funds donated by the Women of Fairmont State and Pierpont.
Betty Jo Wright (Class of 1941) Social Work Scholarship
Student must be of junior class standing pursuing a four-year degree in Sociology or Psychology within the College of Liberal Arts; renewable for senior year but renewability is not guaranteed; if award is made at the senior class level, no award will be made at the junior class level; preference to student who shows a commitment to pursuing a career in professional social work or post-graduate; preference to student with financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA; student must express an interest in obtaining an MSW.
Joe & Louise Zasloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Marion County High School graduate; men's football team; must meet NCAA eligibility.
* Indicates that this scholarship is also available to students who wish to attend Pierpont Community & Technical College.