Fairmont State University is now accepting General and Presidential Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year. Both incoming and current Fairmont State students are encouraged to complete the General Scholarship application to determine eligibility for funding awarded through the University’s Office of Financial Aid.
“More and more, Fairmont State University has become the top choice for students wanting to transform their lives with an affordable education,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. “We offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the state as well as academic programs you simply cannot find anywhere else. I urge all college-seeking students to file their FAFSA and apply for scholarships as soon as possible. Doing so makes college even more affordable, our value even more remarkable, and your dreams even closer.”
All students completing the General or Presidential Scholarship applications must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Fairmont State in order to be awarded scholarships through the University. Completing the FAFSA will also enable financial aid counselors to determine a student’s total award package, including grants and loans.
“The FAFSA is a critical starting point for students when applying for financial aid assistance,” said Tresa Weimer, Fairmont State University Assistant Vice President for Student Success. “The earlier students complete the FAFSA, the earlier they will receive their award notification. We are here to assist our students now to determine how they can cover their higher education cost next fall.”
For a comprehensive list of scholarships and their requirements, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/scholarshiplist. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The General Scholarship application is available at www.fairmontstate.edu/scholarshipapp2223 and the submission deadline is March 1, 2022.
In addition, The McClain Presidential Scholarship, Fairmont State’s premiere academic scholarship, is also now open to high school seniors in West Virginia who are Promise Scholarship recipients. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in addition to a composite ACT score of 26 or higher or an SAT total score of 1260 or higher. Upon completion of the application, finalists will be chosen to enter an interview process. Three winners will then be selected to receive funding for tuition, fees, room and board in addition to a books and supplies stipend. Those students who make it to the interview stage but are not ultimately chosen to receive the Presidential Scholarship will each receive a $1,500 Presidential Finalist Scholarship.
“Students who are awarded the Presidential Scholarship or the Presidential Finalist Scholarship are among the highest academic students at our institution; these students naturally serve in leadership roles and are academic role models and mentors for other students,” said Weimer.
Annual scholarship renewal is dependent upon meeting academic performance criteria. Applications for the McClain Presidential Scholarship are available at www.fairmontstate.edu/mcclainscholarshipapp and must be submitted by February 1, 2022.