It is the intent of Pierpont, as an institution of higher learning, to foster the highest degree of scholarship among its students. The institution actively recruits students who have excellent academic records and recognize and reward those who continue to excel.

The objective of the scholarship program is to promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body with special talents. To accomplish this objective, a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships have been developed with special criteria (ex.: institutional scholarships, program-specific scholarships, international student scholarships, etc.)

Pierpont is ultimately responsible for final approval of scholarship programs and related policies and procedures. Further, various offices or committees are responsible for segments of the scholarship programs. The Pierpont/Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., through the auspices of the Pierpont/Fairmont State Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, collaborates with the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid and Scholarships to explore new areas of scholarship development and expansion, and assist those interested in establishing new merit-based scholarships or enhancing currently established scholarship programs for PIERPONT. New scholarship programs are reviewed for consistency with institutional recruitment and retention goals and the scholarship philosophy statement and must be reviewed and approved by the President.

Pierpont’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships also administers scholarship aid delivery for a wide range of externally funded and managed merit- and need-based scholarships received by PIERPONT students.