Named for former Chief Justice of United States, the Marshall University is known for its dedication to sports and for its small student to faculty ratio. Investing much money to research, Marshall University encourages a research-oriented environment, and it offers financial assistance to many of its students.
Types of Marshall University Scholarships
Similar to other universities, Marshall University offers scholarships to in-state residents and out-of-state residents. Since Marshall University is located in West Virginia, they separate the students into West Virginia Applicants and Non-Resident Applicants.
1. Scholarships for First-Year Students
This type of scholarship is for incoming freshman, and for WV (West Virginia) residents, this scholarship ranges from $2,000 ~ $5,000 per year. The requirement for this scholarship is to have at least a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 & a minimum score of 20 ACT or 1030 SAT.
For Non-Resident Students, the scholarship ranges from $5,000 ~ $14,000 per year. Same as WV Residents, the requirement for this scholarship is to have at least a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 & a minimum score of 20 ACT or 1030 SAT.
Having a higher GPA and a higher score on your SAT or ACT will result in a higher amount of scholarship for first-year students.
2. Scholarships for Transfer Students
Like the scholarships for first-year students, the transfer students are separated into two categories. For WV residents, this scholarship awards $1,000 ~ $1,500 per year, and the requirement for this scholarship is to have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher & transfer in at least 30 credit hours.
For Non-Resident Students, this scholarship ranges from $2,000 ~ $3,000, and the requirement is the same as the WV residents. Same as the first type, having a higher GPA will result in a greater award.
3. Athletic Scholarships
Because of their strong commitment to sports, Marshall University awards various scholarships to qualified students who participate in intercollegiate sports such as athletics or cheer-leading.
To view more information about Marshall University Athletic Scholarships, please visit the Athletic Scholarship Page.
4. Marshall University Private Scholarships
Established by Marshall University Foundation, there are many annual and endowed scholarships that are offered to students of Marshall University. Even though many students are selected by colleges and committees to receive annual and endowed scholarships, some students are handpicked by financial aid staff of Marshall University.
Because some scholarships require an additional application in addition to your application for admissions, you can visit the Marshall University Private Scholarship to get the list of private scholarships that requires a separate application.
Some scholarships lasts only for a short period of time such as one year, but there are renewable scholarships. In order to get your scholarship renewed, you have maintain a eligibility requirement such as maintaining a certain amount of GPA or taking a full-load of classes.
5. Outside Scholarships
In order to provide students with more scholarships, Marshall University has a list of organizations that offer scholarships to college students. The Outside Scholarships have the complete list, and if you have any questions regarding the outside scholarships, please contact the organization directly.
6. Additional Scholarships and Sources
To encourage education and lower the tuition rate for WV residents, the state of West Virginia has made several scholarships programs that are only for WV high-school graduating seniors.
A. WV Promise Scholarship
This scholarship ranges up to $4,750 per year, and the requirement is that you need to be a high school student who is a WV resident, AND you need to submit for WV Promise Application PLUS filing a FAFSA.
B. WV Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship
This scholarship ranges up to $3,000 per year, and the requirement is that you need to be a high school graduating senior, AND you have to apply AND get accepted to engineering, science or technology program.
C. Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
Awarding up to $5,000 per year, this program is funded by the state of West Virginia. The requirement for this scholarship is that you need to be accepted or enrolled in a major that leads to a teaching certification. Upon graduation, the student must teach in West Virginia for a period of time.
D. of Yeager Scholars
This scholarship is a full-ride scholarship program that has additional benefits and awards. Even after covering your tuition and room & board, the Yeager Scholars receive a book and a living stipend, a personal computer, and funds for summer programs/study abroad. After applying for admissions, you need to submit a separate application to apply for Yeager Scholars.
E. Alumni Legacy Scholarship
For applicants that have parent or grandparent that graduated from Marshall University, they need to meet the following criteria listed in the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Information Page to receive this scholarship.
For further information, visit the Types of Financial Aid at Marshall University.
Need-Based Aid at Marshall University
The first step of every need-based aid is filling out the FAFSA, and sometimes, in order to receive some need-based aids, you need to fulfill an additional requirement. The following are the list of grants that can help you cover the rest of your college expenses.
1. Federal TEACH Grant
This grant awards up to $4,000 per year, and the requirements for this grant is listed in the Federal TEACH Grant Page.
2. Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant
Only available to incoming freshmen, this grant is based on the student’s unmet financial need and the student’s academic performance. The requirements for this grant is listed in the Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant Page.
3. Federal Pell Grant
The value for this grant varies from student to student since many variables are used when calculating the grant value for each student. The only requirement for Federal Pell Grant is to turn in your FAFSA before the application deadline.
This grant ranges from $100 to $4,000 per year, and it is awarded to undergraduate students who are pursuing their first bachelor degree. Due to their limited funding, the number of students that receive this grant is small.
5. WV Higher Education Grant
Awarding up to approximately $3,000 per year, the applicants must be U.S. citizens and West Virginia residents for 12 months prior to enrollment. An additional requirement is that you need to file FAFSA to apply and to renew this grant.
6. WV Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student (HEAPS) Grant
This grant ranges from $500 ~ $2,000 per year, and the requirement for this grant is that you need to be a part-time WV resident (resident less than 12 months) and maintain a 2.0 GPA average. Because funding for this program is also limited, part-time WV residents will all be considered.
Net Price Calculator / Conclusion
In order to calculate the total price of your college life, Marshall University has made a Net Price Calculator assist in your financial journey. To estimate your total cost, visit the Net Price Calculator of Marshall University.
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