Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen Merit-based Scholarships for West Virginia Residents

First-time freshmen students who are charged the West Virginia “in-state” tuition rate may qualify for one of the scholarships listed below:

The incoming freshman’s high school grade point average (GPA) and official admission test scores are used to determine merit-based scholarship eligibility at Marshall University. Only official test scores from ACT® or SAT® are used to consider incoming freshmen students for merit-based scholarships. Marshall University takes the highest ACT composite or SAT combined Math and Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score to determine scholarship eligibility for its scholarship programs. Marshall University also combines the highest sub-scores from different test dates (from the same test) to create a superscore total or composite for eligibility determination of the scholarships listed in the chart above.

The aforementioned scholarships are awarded for four academic years (fall and spring semesters) as long as the student is pursuing his or her first baccalaureate degree and maintains full-time enrollment at Marshall University. In addition, the student must meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Earn at least a 2.75 GPA at the end of freshman year and a 3.0 GPA by the end of the sophomore and junior years

Incoming Freshmen Honors College Scholarship

In addition to a freshmen merit-based scholarship, students who meet the following criteria and agree to accept admission into the Marshall University Honors College qualify to receive an additional scholarship award.

Scholarships Admission Criteria for Eligibility Academic Year Award
Honors College

HS GPA >=3.5 & ACT >=26 or Equivalent

$500

Superscores are not used to determine eligibility for the Honors College Scholarship.

The Honors College Scholarship is awarded for four academic years (fall and spring semesters) as long as the student is pursuing his or her first baccalaureate degree, remains in the Honors College, and maintains full-time enrollment at Marshall University.  In addition, the student must meet the following renewal criteria: 

  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Earn an overall 3.3 GPA