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First-Year Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships are an essential aspect of funding your higher education. Here are opportunities designed just for you.

Achievement Awards

We review your high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores (updated testing information can be found here) to determine your high school academic achievement, and, based on that, we’ll award you one of the following scholarships. The scholarship you earn for your first year is renewable and awarded for eight consecutive semesters (excluding summer) of undergraduate enrollment or until a bachelor's degree is achieved (whichever comes first) on Waynesburg University’s main campus. 

Who can apply: All accepted first-year freshman students will be considered for an Achievement Award based on their application for admission. Scholarships below are effective for new first-year freshman students beginning fall 2024. Scholarship amounts are reduced for students who do not reside in University housing.

Out-of-state students: Out-of-state students who receive an Achievement Award also qualify for our State Scholarship, worth an additional $3,000/year. Students that reside in the state of West Virginia qualify for our West Virginia State Scholarship (in place of the State Scholarship) worth an additional $4,000/year. Additionally, students who travel more than 300 miles one way from their home address may qualify for a travel voucher for a campus visit - get more information here!

To learn more about the exact GPA and standardized test scores that are needed for each award, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-225-7393 or More information about the SAT/ACT testing requirement for 2024 can be found here.

Achievement Award Annual Amount
A.B. Miller Scholarship $18,000
Presidential Honor Scholarship $16,000
Waynesburg Honor Scholarship $14,000
University Scholarship $12,000  
Waynesburg Opportunity Award / Grant $8,000 

Competitive Scholarship Programs

As a first-year student, you can also apply for competitive scholarships, each of which has its own set of requirements.