Legacy Scholarship Program

WVU alumni and their families are part of our family. That’s why the WVU Alumni Association is proud to offer our Legacy Scholarship Program. The Legacy program benefits family members of alumni who want to attend WVU.

Who is eligible to be considered for a Legacy Scholarship?

Where do the funds for the scholarship program come from?

Do I have to be a West Virginia resident?


Individuals apply for the scholarship based on their response to question 21 of the Undergraduate Admission Application. If you applying with the common application, candidacy will be determined based on your response under the family tab. The WVU Undergraduate Scholars Office forwards any students who meet the above specified qualifications to the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors for review and selection. Notification by an award letter will be sent to those receiving a scholarship in June of each year. For more information, please contact Irene Bowers at 304-293-0976 or e-mail zelmairene.bowers@mail.wvu.edu.