Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and talent and most require an application. Students may receive scholarships from Private Sources, Federal and State Funds, or from Pierpont Community & Technical College. Most scholarships do not need paid back.
West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE Scholarship
, a merit-based financial aid program. Students who achieve certain academic goals are eligible to receive funds to help pay for college. Eligible high school graduates will receive annual awards up to $4,750 to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at public or independent institutions in West Virginia.
It is the intent of Pierpont Community & Technical College to promote and foster the highest degree of scholarship for our students. To assist students in this effort, we award scholarships primarily on merit and need. The objective of Pierpont's scholarship program is to foster the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body with special talents.
Scholarships are provided through the Pierpont Foundation and their generous donors and Institutional Funds. They are awarded based on various criteria that may be determined by donors, programs of study, or institutional scholarship committees.
The 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 students.
Mary Anne Ketelsen STEM Scholarship
The Mary Anne Ketelsen STEM Scholarship is for West Virginia women who are majoring in, or plan to study, fields related to oil and gas (engineering, geology, petroleum technology, business and related fields). To check out all of the requirements and to apply, click here. Deadline is March 19th.
Tuition Waivers are awarded based primarily on need or state directive. Students may receive tuition waivers for a variety of reasons. Tuition Waivers do not need paid back.
View a list of available tuition waivers here (coming soon)
Scholarships for talent and academic merit are very competitive. Each applicant is judged against all others applying for the same scholarship. So, be outstanding! Some scholarships are based solely on academic achievement, leadership, and/or other contributions without reference to financial need. Others are earmarked for those who present strong academic and leadership potential and have demonstrated need.
Some scholarships are available for renewal for up to four years, but you may need to submit an application each year. Others may only be available for freshmen or sophomores. Whatever the requirements, be sure you apply on time and submit complete application packets.
When a student applies to Pierpont, their application for Admissions is also the application for institutional scholarships and waivers. All scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Funding is limited. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships uses a priority date of March 1. Scholarships that are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
In addition to the above scholarships that use the Application for Admissions and Scholarships, other institutional scholarship opportunities that a student can apply for are:
Tips: Scholarships are judged on complete and neat applications, Community Service (list each activity) or Civic Engagement, participation in extra-curricular activities such as school clubs and sports, and content and presentation of required essay.
Numerous scholarships are available from private and corporate sources.
Some sites to check are: