Up to $4,750 is available to qualified students to offset tuition and fee charges for the academic year. It is funded by West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and is awarded to WV high-school seniors on the basis of their high school academic records and test scores.
Eligibility for renewal is examined at the end of a year of scholarship utilization, based on first-time semester enrollment. A student who does not meet the renewal criteria for a the PROMISE Scholarship at the end of the spring semester may make a PROMISE Scholarship Reinstatement Request if the deficiency can be remediated during the summer. Students who do not meet the renewal criteria by the start of fall semester lose future eligibility for institutional scholarships.