Scholarships

For priority consideration for any of the Foundation Scholarships listed below, new students need only submit an application for admission, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT scores, GED scores, or college transcripts by February 15 preceding the academic year for which application is made.

Applicants will be reviewed continuously, but for priority consideration, required documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office by February 15. Students are ranked academically and matched with available awards until funds are exhausted throughout the winter and spring. Award amounts generally range from $2000 - $3000 based on academic records. Students who are selected for scholarships will receive an award notification in the mail and be required to return an acknowledgement form to accept the award. Scholarships will only be awarded to students enrolled full-time at Glenville State College and may not be used for online or summer session classes.

Most Foundation scholarship are renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA, writes a donor thank you letter(s), and follows Glenville State College’s progress towards degree requirements. Upperclassmen with a 3.0 cumulative GPA who do not already have an institutional scholarship and wish to be considered for one should complete the GSC Academic Scholarship application.

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Scholarships

1973 GSC Football Team Scholarship

Established 2017

This scholarship was funded by the members of the 1973 Football Team to keep the memories of the NAIA national runner-up season alive through the awarding of this scholarship annually to a current player. The awardee must be a position player who receives little recognition in the press but fulfills a strong result for team success. First priority will be given to a WV student athlete.

Albert J. Woofter Scholarship

Established 1993

The Albert J. Woofter Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the Glenville State College Alumni Association. This scholarship was established in memory of Albert J. Woofter, a 1941 graduate of GSC and columnist for the Parkersburg News. Funds for this scholarship are provided by alumni and friends of Mr. Woofter and the Fort Neal Kiwanis Club. This scholarship supports worthy, talented, industrious, and needy students graduating from Calhoun, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, or Wood counties, who might otherwise not be able to obtain a college education.

Alberts-Hrnciar Scholarship

Established 2009

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Vesta A. Hrnciar, a long time teacher in the Orlando, FL school system, to honor the college for the preparation it provided her for the successful career in teaching that she enjoyed. This scholarship is unrestricted.

Alma Arbuckle Scholarship

Established 1978

This scholarship was established by the final settlement from the Alma J. Arbuckle estate in 1978. Alma J. Arbuckle was a GSC employee. This scholarship shall be awarded to a GSC student majoring in Library Science. English major is acceptable.

Alvon F. and Phyllis D. Rohrbough Scholarship

Established 1994

Established by Alvon F. "Nate" and Phyllis D. Rohrbough to provide scholarships to students in the fields of Music and Biology. Nate was Athletic Director and coach of all sports at GSC from 1926 to 1946.

Benjamin H. and Betty M. Bailey Scholarship

Established 2006

This scholarship was established by Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Betty M. Bailey to provide scholarships to West Virginia students attending Glenville State College. First preference will be given to students from Calhoun County, West Virginia. Students from the following Central West Virginia counties: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas, Roane, Upshur or Webster will receive second preference with the award going to a student from any remaining West Virginia county in the event no qualified student is otherwise available.

Bertha Olsen Scholarship

Established 1980

This scholarship fund was established in honor of Bertha E. Olsen, Professor Emeritus, who was a music teacher for 42 years at GSC. This scholarship goes to a music major.

Betty Heater Music Scholarship

Established 2004

This scholarship was endowed in 2004 by Mr. John Heater in honor of his wife, Betty. Mrs. Heater was a graduate of Glenville State College who went on to become a much loved piano instructor in Gassaway, Braxton County. The scholarship will be awarded to students who are music or music education majors from West Virginia. Students from outside West Virginia are eligible as secondary applicants.

Bill and Patsy Dawson Scholarship

Established 2015

This scholarship was established by William C. and Patricia A. Dawson. Bill and Patsy were both long serving educators in north central Ohio. This scholarship shall be awarded to Education or Physical Education majors.

Billie M. Atkinson Scholarship

Established 1994

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Billie M. Atkinson. They wished to express their appreciation for the exceptional opportunities which resulted from their attendance and the attendance of other members of their respective families at Glenville State College. Awardees will be chosen based on academic promise and financial need with special consideration to students with interest in the field of medicine and relatives of the Donors.

Billy B. and Marjorie Hardman Burke Scholarship

Established 2001

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. Burke. The Burkes are long-time friends of the College and have been leaders in government for many years. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming (first year) female athlete from Braxton or Gilmer counties participating on the women's basketball, volleyball or softball teams, based on recommendations from respective coaches.

Bonnie and Rudy Wiseman Scholarship

Established 2008

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. Richard Taylor to honor the memory of his sister, Mrs. Bonnie Wiseman, a longtime employee of the GSC library and her husband. This scholarship shall be awarded to a West Virginia or a metro region student based on financial need and academic achievement.

Brooks B. Callaghan Scholarship

Established 1985

This scholarship was established in memory of Brooks B. Callaghan to provide scholarships to GSC students. Mr. Callaghan was from Richwood and a 1942 graduate of Glenville Normal School. Applicants must be residents of Nicholas County. Scholarships are based on the applicant's academic performance.

Byron and Grace Elaine Moss Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Mr. Bobby G. and Naomi Ruth Kuhl to honor Byron and Grace’s love for Glenville State College. This scholarship shall be awarded to a student from West Virginia who is maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Byron J. & Elizabeth E. de Gruyter Turner Science and Math Scholarship

Established 1978

This scholarship was established in memory of Byron and Elizabeth Turner. Dr. Turner served as Professor of Chemistry from 1946 to 1976 when he retired from GSC. This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student in science and math.

Camilla Merle Cavendish Elliott & Robert Grant Elliott Scholarship

Established 2007

This scholarship was established in honor of Carey Woofter, Bessie Bell Scott and E.R. Grose, all of whom had a profound impact on Robert G Elliott during his years of study at Glenville State College. Awardees will be selected from Clay and Nicholas counties.

Carl and Helen Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Established 2005

Established by Carl Shaw in honor of his late wife Helen Shaw to provide an annual award to an outstanding freshman. This annual scholarship is awarded to a student, from Central West Virginia, who is completing his/her freshman year at Glenville State College. The recipient is selected by a committee composed of professors from the English Department, from a pool of applicants based upon faculty recommendations and a short essay.

Carlos Ratliff Physical Education Scholarship

Established 1998

This scholarship is named for Carlos C. Ratliff, teacher and coach at Glenville State College from 1946 until his death in 1962. This scholarship is presented to an outstanding student in Physical Education.

Carolyn H. Arnold Memorial Scholarship

Established 1991

The Carolyn Arnold Memorial Trust Fund is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of Carolyn H. Arnold, a GSC graduate and professional nurse. Its purpose is to encourage outstanding students to enroll in the GSC pre-nursing program. Preference is given to graduates of Gilmer County High School or candidates who are residents of Gilmer County.

Carolyn W. Gregori Memorial Scholarship

Established 2015

This scholarship was established by Dr. Joseph S. Gregori in memory of his late wife in recognition of the education opportunities he and his wife both achieved while attending Glenville State. This scholarship shall be awarded to Science majors with an intention of pre-med.

Clark Jr. and Marjorie Hardman Scholarship

Established 2010

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Mr. D. Stephen Hardman to honor the memory of his parents. It also recognizes the important part GSC played in his parents' education and their life's pursuits and accomplishments. This scholarship shall be awarded by the Land Resources Department. First preference will be given to WV residents. The award shall be made to a student beginning their sophomore year that has displayed high academic achievement and has an identified need for financial assistance.

Claude R. and Ethel Foster Kemper Scholarship

Established 1998

This scholarship was established by Claude R. and Ethel Foster Kemper. It benefits at least two students each year. One student will be a graduate from Gilmer County High School and the other will be a graduate of Webster County High School. Kemper Scholarship awards are based upon academic promise and financial need.

Claudia Kelly Hays Memorial Scholarship

Established 1997

This scholarship was established and named in memory of Claudia Kelly Hays, a 1952 graduate of Glenville State College and former Roane County teacher, by her husband, Bernard R. Hays, a Calhoun County native and 1935 Glenville graduate. Recipients are selected from Roane and Calhoun County high schools.

Coach Whitey Adolfson Football Scholarship

Established 2015

This scholarship was established in memory of Coach Whitey Adolfson. This scholarship shall be awarded to an active GSC Football team player who plays with honor and has exhibited acts of integrity on and off the field. First priority will be given to central West Virginia player, but any West Virginia player may be selected. Selection will be made by the GSC Football staff.

D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship

Established 1977

This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Berlin Chapman to honor Dr. D. Banks Wilburn who retired from Glenville State College having served 13 years as President and providing 42 years of service to the public education system in West Virginia. This fund supports special college activities, scholarships, and faculty/staff development. Special consideration is given to Health and Physical Education majors.

Dominion - Stan Pickens Scholarship

Established 1999

This scholarship has been established by Dominion Resources to honor Stan Pickens, former CEO of Dominion Appalachian Development, Inc., a 1960 GSC graduate. The company also wishes to recognize Glenville State College for its service to rural, central West Virginia, the heart of the Mountain State's oil and gas industry. Preference is given to employees or dependents of employees of the oil and gas industry, and is targeted toward developing a talented and committed workforce for that industry. Secondary preference is given to any student with a concentration in Natural Resources.

Don and Mary Jean Barker Scholarship

Established 2013

This scholarship was funded with proceeds from the Estate of Mary Jean Barker. The scholarship supports students attending the college from across central West Virginia, with an emphasis on Education majors. Mary Jean began a long career of service to Glenville State soon after graduation, working for many years as the administrative coordinator for Drs. Harry Heflin and D. Banks Wilburn in their terms as President of the college. She later enjoyed teaching elementary students in Ritchie and Gilmer Counties. Don worked in local businesses in Glenville during his career.

Dora M. and Harry B. Heflin Scholarship

Established 1998

This scholarship fund was established by Dora and Harry B. Heflin. Dr. Heflin was President of Glenville State College from 1947 until 1964. One award is based upon academic promise and financial need and is restricted to graduates of Ritchie or Pleasants County. The other award is given to a current student at the end of his/her junior year, who returns as a senior, ranks in the top 5% of the class, participates in extracurricular activities and who has demonstrated leadership abilities. Preference is given to a student planning to do graduate work.

Dr. John A. Chisler Science and Math Scholarship

Established 1996

Dr. John A. Chisler attended Glenville State College from 1955-1957. He taught thirty-one years at GSC, where he served as Chairman of the Science and Mathematics Department for twenty-eight years.

Dr. Mary Jo Pribble Scholarship

Established 1998

This scholarship is for the support of a student majoring in a science field. The science and mathematics chairperson may make a recommendation for the awarding of this scholarship. In the absence of a recommendation, the Scholarship Committee determines the recipient who will be a science major exhibiting academic merit.

Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship

Established 1998

Dr. Caltrider is a 1956 graduate of Glenville State. Because of his "fond memories, the quality of education provided by the institution and the interest and encouragement received by the faculty," Dr. Caltrider and his wife, Virginia Caltrider, established a scholarship to benefit WV students in the Science and Math Department.

Earle W. Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Established 1990

This unrestricted scholarship was established in memory of Earle W. Bennett who attended Glenville Normal School from 1911 to 1914.

Earnest M. "Mike" Snyder Scholarship

Established 1997

The Earnest M. "Mike" Snyder Scholarship Fund was established by his wife Margaret, their family and friends. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding football player who is in satisfactory academic standing at GSC.

Eberly Forestry Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Forestry major.

Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship

Established 1985

This scholarship was established to be earmarked "in memory of Edward Nicholas Orr for scholarships used in his field of journalism." Mr. Orr was a 1939 graduate of Glenville State College.

Ella Murray Orr Scholarship

Established 1985

This scholarship was established to be earmarked in memory of Ella Murray Orr for scholarships to be used in her field of special education. Mrs. Orr was a 1934 graduate of Glenville State College.

Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship

Established 1999

This scholarship was established to support students of Glenville State College. The recipient must have a minimum 3.00 grade point average and show promise of leadership. Scholarship recipients must plan to pursue a teaching career in elementary education and have the support of at least three Glenville State College faculty.

Erley and Effa Rinehart Scholarship

Established 1987

The Erley and Effa Rinehart Scholarship Fund was established by the children of the Rinehart family to provide financial aid to deserving and needy students attending Glenville State College.

Ernest H. Smith Scholarship

Established 1994

At the time of his death, the Ernest H. Smith Scholarship was established. This scholarship is used to support students in the field of business.

Ernest L. Arbuckle Scholarship

Established 1996

Ernest Arbuckle was a Glenville banker and businessman active in community endeavors.

Espy W. Miller and Rosalea Poling Miller Scholarship

Established 2011

This scholarship was established to honor the memories of the late Dr. and Mrs. Espy Miller. Dr. Miller retired from GSC in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Language. She was also an educator in Gilmer County. This scholarship shall be awarded to a Gilmer County High School graduate in the upper one-third of his/her graduating class. The student must be an English or English Education major at GSC and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship will fund the difference between the student's available aid package and actual full costs including tuition, room and board, books and fees. Because these students will more than likely reside in Gilmer County, if the students choose to commute, then a stipend for transportation will be paid each semester.

Evelyn E. and Lloyd H. Elliott Scholarship

Established 1990

Evelyn E. and Lloyd H. Elliott, alumni of Glenville State College, established this scholarship to express their appreciation for the exceptional opportunities they received at Glenville State College.

Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship

Established 2000

The scholarship fund is to be used for educational purposes and granted to worthy students chosen by the Glenville State College Scholarship Committee. Preference is given to students who reside in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

Fred R. Whitesel Scholarship

Established 1978

This unrestricted scholarship was established to assist in the education of worthy students in memory of Fred R. Whitesel.

Freshwater Family Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by David & J. Scott Freshwater to honor the Freshwater Family who understands the importance of education and the opportunities it can provide. Awardees will be from Roane and Calhoun County students wanting to teach in a STEM related field or prepare for the Oil & Gas Industry.

General Vorley Mike & Ruth Cutlip Rexroad Scholarship

Established 2003

The General Vorley Mike & Ruth Cutlip Rexroad Scholarship was created in appreciation to Glenville State College for giving exceptional opportunities to him and his family. Recipients must be from Webster County and show academic promise and financial need.

Gilbert Reed Scholarship

Established 1981

This scholarship was established in 1981 by the wife, Gladys Reed, and family and friends of Mr. Reed. It was meant to honor his commitment to the young people of central West Virginia as a friend, teacher and principal. The scholarship is given to students from Gilmer or Braxton counties who have unmet financial need.

Glenville State College CNG Honors Program Scholarship

Established 1987

This scholarship is intended for students who are the first member of a family to attend college. The objective of the Glenville State CNG Honors Program is to identify those students whose abilities surpass the challenges of the standard curriculum and to provide those students with academic offerings that encourage performance reflecting their true potential.

Gracie Viola Bosely Scholarship

Established 2005

This scholarship was established by the estate of Gracie Viola Bosely. Applicants will be required to submit an essay to the Scholarship Committee for review. Awards will be made in the following priority: 1) graduates of Grafton High School, 2) other Taylor County residents, and 3) any other West Virginia resident.

Gregory A. Smith Scholarship

Established 2009

This scholarship was established by Mr. Gregory A. Smith, a 1976 GSC Alum and Glenville business man, to benefit GSC students with the declared major of Land Surveying. Scholarship recipients will be selected annually by a committee comprised of Mr. Smith, the Division of Land Resources Chair and the Head Instructor of Land Surveying. Preference shall be given to students in the GSC service area and then to students in the central West Virginia area.

H. Laban White, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Established 1989

The endowed scholarship was set up by H. Laban White, George B. White, and Eleanor C. White to honor their father, H. Laban White, Sr. who was a member of the GSC Faculty and Dean of the College.

H.Y. Clark Education Scholarship

Established 1985

Humboldt Yokum Clark established this scholarship. He was on the faculty of GSC for 28 years. He served as a member of the Department of Education, taught English, Social Studies and West Virginia History during the years of World War II. This scholarship goes to an Education major in financial need who is a resident of West Virginia and who has the potential of being an outstanding educator.

Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship

Established 1999

The Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship Fund was established by his wife, Viola Virginia Vannoy and two sons, Robert R. and Donald C. Vannoy. Herman W. Vannoy graduated from Glenville State College in 1934. While at GSC, he excelled on the football team. Mr. Vannoy had fond memories of GSC and wished to give other students an opportunity to obtain a higher education and participate in sports. Recipients for this scholarship must be from either Ritchie or Gilmer County.

Howard Burk Scholarship

Established 2009

The Howard Burk Scholarship was started in 2009 in memory of A.M. Burk who taught 25 terms at Gilmer County High School and in memory of Cora D. Burk. This scholarship is to support graduates of Gilmer County High School pursuing coursework in Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medicine at Glenville State College.

Hunter Armentrout Pioneer History Scholarship

Established 2006

This scholarship was established by Mr. Hunter Armentrout. This scholarship is awarded by Social Science Department. The student will be a History/Political Science major at either the sophomore or junior level.

Isadore Nachman Scholarship

Established 2001

This scholarship was founded in memory of Isadore Nachman by his late wife, Nataleah Nachman. This scholarship shall be awarded to a student in the field of journalism. English major is acceptable.

J.B. Bialek Memorial Scholarship

Established 2006

Established by Jim Bialek with contributions from friends and family in memory of J.B Bialek. This scholarship will be used to provide an annual scholarship to a student in the Forestry major at Glenville State College who will be selected by the faculty of the Department of Land Resources.

J.C. Baker Memorial Scholarship

Established 2004

The J. C. Baker Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of J. C. Baker, a resident of Braxton County, a pioneer in the oil and gas industry, and a supporter of higher education. The scholarships will be awarded to Natural Resource Management students from West Virginia.

Jack V. and Ann L. Stalnaker Scholarship

Established 1998

This scholarship was established by many loyal and dedicated friends and family to honor the distinguished service of Jack V. Stalnaker. (Recognized as the 1998 Alumnus of The Year, and having served 25 years as President of the GSC Foundation Inc.) Its purpose is to support worthy students of Glenville State College.

Jack Woodyard Memorial Scholarship

Established 1997

The Jack Woodyard Memorial Scholarship was established by Philip A. Reale and the GSC Foundation, Inc., to commemorate Jack's legacy for the many years and countless hours of dedication he gave to GSC Athletics and his community. This scholarship rewards a student who excels in academics and athletics and agrees to perform community service.

James and Patricia Walcutt Lydon Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by James and Patricia Walcutt Lydon to express their appreciation for the opportunities they received due to their education at Glenville State College. The recipient shall be from Wirt County High School majoring in Math Education or Social Studies Education.

Janet Hall Gainer Memorial Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Mr. Robert Gainer in honor of his late wife who grew up in Braxton County and had a distinguished career as an educator. Awardees will be a female student from Braxton County majoring in English or Speech.

Jean Adams Smith Memorial Scholarship

Established 1996

This scholarship was established by Dr. David W. Smith, and the family and friends of Jean Adams Smith to provide scholarships to students from central West Virginia majoring in Early Childhood Education. Preference is given to students from Gilmer County.

Jeannie Moran Higginbotham Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Mr. James Higginbotham in honor of his wife and her wonderful career as a special education teacher. This scholarship shall be awarded by the Teachers Education Department. The recipient must be majoring in Special Education and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Jesse Lilly Scholarship

Established 1999

This scholarship is awarded to an athlete of academic merit.

Jesse Skiles Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Jesse Skiles and his son Jesse to provide support for student athletes from Riverside High School with a 3.0 GPA.

Jim Hamrick Athletic/Academic Scholarship

Established 1995

This scholarship was established in honor of 1958 GSC graduate James E. Hamrick to reward students who demonstrate that athletic and academic excellence can be complimentary. Recipients must be a graduate of Meadow Bridge, Greenbrier West or Herbert Hoover High Schools and have demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics and shown by his or her past actions a strong desire to participate in extracurricular activities.

jLee Foundation Chemistry Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Dr. James L. Hern and the jLee Foundation for the Arts in honor of Dr. James Hern, who has had a distinguished career resulting significantly from many of the experiences while receiving his undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Glenville State College. Awardees will be West Virginia students based on academic success, leadership, community involvement and financial need who are either in the junior or senior year at GSC and a Chemistry major.

Joe Parton Memorial Scholarship

Established 1987

This scholarship was established in memory of Joseph Robert Parton by his mother Josephine Parton. This scholarship is used in general support of Glenville State College students.

Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy Scholarship

Established 1998

Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy graduated from Glenville State College in 1948 and 1954, respectively. This scholarship is to be awarded to students graduating from Richwood and Nicholas County High Schools.

John and Cathy Arritt Football Scholarship

Established 2014

The scholarship was established to assist a football player from Oak Hill or Fayetteville, WV while he is playing at Glenville State.

John C. Shaw Scholarship

Established 1985

A portion of income from a trust established by Mr. John C. Shaw, President of Glenville State College from 1901-1908 accrues to the account of Glenville State College. These scholarships may total a maximum of $200. This scholarship is awarded primarily to academically talented freshmen. Students must be residents of West Virginia.

John Pisapia Scholarship

Established 2009

This scholarship was established by Dr. John Pisapia to benefit students from Gilmer County High School or offspring of GCHS alumni. Dr. Pisapia was an active educator serving as an assistant Superintendent, and later Superintendent of Schools in West Virginia. He held numerous positions in higher education focusing on leadership and policy studies, and serves as Senior Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University. He has published a number of books on Leadership theory and practices.

John R. and Annie C. Wagner Scholarship

Established 2006

This scholarship was established by the son of John and Annie in memory of his parents and is awarded to a science major from central West Virginia.

John Scott Bailey Memorial Scholarship

Established 2003

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bailey endowed this scholarship, with contributions from family and friends, as a lasting tribute to John Scott Bailey, a 1975 graduate from GSC. This scholarship provides support to students majoring in Land Resources, with preference given to those students who reside in Glenville's surrounding counties: Barbour, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas, Roane, Upshur and Webster.

John Warder Ray Scholarship

Established 1992

This scholarship fund was established in memory of John Warder Ray by Ida Warder Ray. Its purpose is to support worthy, talented, industrious, and needy students graduating from Lewis County High School in Weston, West Virginia.

Judith K. Young Potts Scholarship

Established 2000

This scholarship program is designed to assist senior students who are completing their Student Internship semester at Glenville State College. It is the intent of this scholarship to select a student who shows promise of making significant contributions as a teacher in West Virginia, be in good standing with the college and have written recommendations from at least three professors. Preference will be given to students with financial need from Braxton County High first, then Nicholas, Upshur or Jackson Counties. In the event that no student from these counties is available, the college will select a West Virginia student who meets the other criteria.

Karen D. Lay Academic Scholarship

Established 2008

The scholarship was established by 1979 GSC graduate Mrs. Karen D. (Bush) Lay in recognition of the support of those around her and sacrifices that her parents made so that she could attend college. The scholarship was established to support students of WV residents with preference to sons or daughters of current faculty or staff members of GSC.

Kenneth and Irene Walker Scholarship

Established 2006

This scholarship is established, by anonymous donors, in honor of an Appalachian sharecropper's son and his immigrant wife who created a great life for their children by showing what one can do through love and hard work. Its purpose will be to support scholarships for students from the Rosedale West Virginia area who are pursuing a degree in either music (first preference) or natural resource management at Glenville State College.

Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship

Established 1998

Through the generosity of Leonard B. and Gladys (Tripett) Marshall, graduates of Calhoun County High School receive financial assistance through this scholarship. Students must demonstrate academic promise and have financial need.

Lorena Hefner Scholarship

Established 1999

Lorena Hefner was born September 3, 1908 in Burnsville, WV, one of eleven children. She graduated from GSC in 1941, beginning her teaching career in Braxton County at the Bragg Run School. While never forgetting her roots, she established this scholarship for students attending GSC from Braxton County.

Luanna T. Smith Scholarship

Established 1990

This scholarship was established by Ernest H. Smith in memory of his wife, Luanna Thompson Smith, a 1955 graduate of Glenville State College. Mrs. Smith served as Administrative Assistant to the President of Glenville State College from 1972 to 1989. This scholarship is given to an Education major from Gilmer County who has been admitted to teacher education and is preparing to complete the student internship.

Madelyn Conrad Kidd Scholarship

Established 1994

This scholarship was established by United States District Judge William M. Kidd in honor of his wife, Madelyn Conrad Kidd. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students of GSC who show academic promise in English and Math and are residents of West Virginia.

Maier Foundation Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by the Maier Foundation to provide direct scholarship support for students with financial need with a preference for West Virginia students first.

Margaret A. Glenn Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Ms. Margaret A. Glenn in appreciation of the opportunities in her life that were realized in part due to the education she received at Glenville State College and wishes to permit incoming freshmen Business students the same opportunity. Awardees will be a West Virginia or Ohio student based on financial need and academic achievement with an identified Business major.

Martha Jarvis Cottrell Memorial Scholarship

Established 2001

This scholarship was established in 2001 through the estate of Martha Jarvis Cottrell. As an alumna, she wished to express her appreciation to the College through the creation of this scholarship fund. It will be awarded to an incoming freshman with academic promise who aspires to become a teacher.

Mary and Therin Rogers Scholarship

Established 1997

The Mary and Therin Rogers Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Mary Whiting Rogers and Patricia Rogers Huff. This scholarship provides an opportunity to deserving students living in the Dekalb District of Gilmer County.

Mary B. Fisher Scholarship

Established 1976

This scholarship bequeathed by Mary B. Fisher was established for the use and benefit of worthy students from Braxton County, West Virginia attending Glenville State College.

Mary J. Griffith Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Ms. Mary J. Griffith to express her appreciation for the exceptional opportunities she received from Glenville State College. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship shall be awarded by the Scholarship Committee at Glenville State College.

Michael Cory Davis Scholarship

Established 1989

Norman E. Davis established this scholarship in honor of his late son, Michael Cory Davis. The scholarship enables worthy students to attend GSC and participate in collegiate sports. The recipient must be a student presently enrolled at GSC and preparing to begin the second, third or fourth year at GSC and is a member of the football team.

Michael T. Rust Business Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Mr. Michael T. Rust, who has had a distinguished career in various business endeavors. Awardees will be West Virginia Business students majoring in accounting or management at Glenville State College.

Nancy Lemon Rust Nursing Scholarship

Established 2013

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Nancy Rust, who had a distinguished career in the nursing field, to allow GSC students to meet patient nursing needs while being given the opportunity of remaining and working in West Virginia. The scholarship is for West Virginia residents with an identified Nursing major, and will be awarded based on financial need and academic achievement. The award will renew based on the student continuing in the Nursing program and maintaining academic good standing.

Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship

Established 1979

This scholarship fund was established by John H. McCutcheon and Ann H. McCutcheon of Summersville, West Virginia. The scholarship is awarded to deserving and needy students who have graduated high school (or its equivalent) in Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia.

Nick Murin Memorial Scholarship

Established 1997

Mrs. Ruth Murin established this scholarship in memory of her husband to express her appreciation to Glenville State College for the exceptional opportunities provided to Murin family members who attended Glenville State College. This scholarship is awarded to a male athlete who is an upperclassman and who has proven himself to be a leader on campus.

Overt Hardman Scholarship

Established 1981

Upon his death in 1981, Overt Hardman bequeathed this unrestricted scholarship fund to Glenville State College.

Phala Woods Trust Scholarship

Established 2015

This scholarship was established on behalf of Phala Woods from a trust she created in 1972 upon her death. This scholarship shall be awarded to deserving students from Clay or Nicholas Counties. If there are no student(s) from those counties then any West Virginia student may be awarded.

Philip I. Brake Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by the estate of the June Annabelle Brake to honor her husband, Philip, and the education he received from Glenville State College. This scholarship shall be awarded by the Scholarship Committee at Glenville State College to a student maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Phyllis Mork Scholarship

Established 1983

This scholarship was established by L. T. "Roy" Mork and John Mork to honor the memory of Phyllis Mork. Its purpose is to provide scholarship assistance to a deserving student who has compiled a grade point average well above the high school average. The student must also excel in one or more areas, including athletics, music, student government, community affairs, debating, dramatics, and any other activities relating to school and community.

Rado Shock Scholarship

Established 2002

This scholarship was established by the estate of Rado Shock. Ms. Shock was a 1933 graduate of Glenville State College. This scholarship shall be used to help worthy students in the upper 50th percentile of their class.

Reva Brown Bennett & Billy Bennett Scholarship

Established 2018

This scholarship was established by Mr. Billy Bennett. Awardees will be chosen from Gilmer County High School graduates first, and then to graduates of any Central West Virginia High School.

Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship

Established 2009

This scholarship was established in 2009 in recognition of Richard N. Butler's commitment to education and the preparation of teachers. It is to be awarded annually to an outstanding third year teacher education student at Glenville State College and will to be chosen by the teacher education faculty. Scholarship renewed upon student remaining academically qualified in senior year.

Roanoke Methodist Scholarship

Established 1982

This scholarship was established to aid and assist capable students of the United Methodist faith from Lewis County. Students preference is given to those who actively attend a United Methodist Church, exhibit academic proficiency, and have a need for financial assistance.

Robbie Hardman Scholarship

Established 2009

The Robbie Hardman Scholarship is to be awarded to graduates of Gilmer County High School or Herbert Hoover High School as first preference. Second preference will be given to any other individual from West Virginia. This scholarship is to support individuals who have had a minimum of a 3.0 high school GPA and are participating on either the Men's or Women's Glenville State College Golf Team. The scholarship will be renewed if the athlete maintains a 3.0 GPA throughout their college career and remains on the Glenville State College Golf Team. The individuals will be decided by the Glenville State Scholarship Committee with a recommendation from the head coaches of the Glenville State Golf Team.

Robert and David Moore Scholarship

Established 1997

The Robert and David Moore Scholarship Fund was established by Joyce R. Moore as a memorial to her husband, Robert, and son, David. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who elect to study forestry, natural resources or environmental sciences. Preference is given to students from Webster County.

Robert Fidler Scholarship

Established 1978

This scholarship is for students who graduate from Nicholas County High who are currently last semester juniors or first semester seniors with a 3.00 grade point average or better.

Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship

Established 1992

This endowed scholarship supports students graduating from Gilmer County High School with preference given to mature students coming back to school who want to be teachers. This fund was established by Oleta Collins Davis.

Rosalie M. Lough Scholarship

Established 2015

This scholarship was established by the late Rosalie M. Lough, a long time educator in Braxton County, to be awarded to Glenville State College Education majors.

Roy E. & Noble E. Glenn Scholarship

Established 2019

This scholarship was established by Ms. Margaret A. Glenn in honor of her parents Roy E. & Noble E. Glenn who supported and backed her education efforts. Awardees will be for technology students at Glenville State College.

Ruth Ann Nedermier Scholarship

Established 1990

This scholarship fund was established by Ruth Ann Nedermier at the time of her death. This fund is for the purpose of general scholarship awards.

Samuel Elliott Robinson Scholarship

Established 2007

This scholarship was established by DeVona and Marshall Robinson in memory of their late infant son. This award is made on the recommendation of the staff of the Department of Land Resources at Glenville State College and is awarded to a Land Surveying student. Its secondary purpose is to support scholarships for dependents of employees of Allegheny Surveys, Inc. or its successors.

Sarah Jane Way Scholarship

Established 1982

It was the desire of Sarah Jane Way to aid and assist capable students from Pleasants County and surrounding areas to obtain a post-secondary education from GSC. The recipient must be a high school senior, who has applied for admission into Glenville State College. The student must have maintained a 3.0 average or better to be eligible.

Skip and Shirley Hackworth Scholarship

Established 2014

The scholarship was established to assist GSC students who graduate from Ripley High School majoring in Education. This scholarship is established by Mr. and Mrs. Hackworth to express their appreciation for the exceptional opportunities they received due to their education at Glenville State College.

Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship

Established 1996

Established by Dr. Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor, this endowed scholarship serves to support the development of leadership by providing assistance to those students with potential who matriculate to Glenville State College from Roane and Ritchie counties first, then Gilmer, Doddridge and Calhoun counties. Academic promise and financial need, as well as participation in high school, extra-curricular, community and church activities, are all taken into consideration. The scholarship is renewable for four years given that the student demonstrates acceptable academic performance.

Susie Belle Graham Scholarship

This scholarship has been funded by Ms. Graham, a 1953 graduate of Glenville State College and retired teacher in Clay County, West Virginia. It is intended for any West Virginia student in financial need.

Teresa Butcher Jarvis and G. Jennings Jarvis Scholarship

Established 2010

This scholarship was established by James A. Butcher and the Estate of Robert J. Butcher to support young women in their academic pursuits while participating in the sports of women’s basketball and women’s track. Priority shall be given to women who are residents of Gilmer County first, Central West Virginia second, the State of West Virginia third, and other States and Countries fourth.

The Eula Bush Short Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Eula Bush Short. The scholarship will be awarded to students:

  1. who have completed a minimum of three years at Troy School, including the highest grade,
  2. who have graduated from Gilmer County High School with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score of 22, and
  3. who have participated in extracurricular activities and served as an active community volunteer
The H. Darrel and Violet Woofter Memorial Scholarship

Established 2016

This scholarship was funded by the residual estate of H. Darrel Woofter to express his appreciation for the educational opportunities afforded him and his wife Violet that allowed for their continuing success in their business and education careers. This scholarship is for legal residents of Kanawha and Gilmer Counties who have demonstrated academic achievement.

The Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship

Established 1997

This scholarship was established by Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton in 1997. As alumni of Glenville State College, their wish was that the scholarship, endowed in 2005, be established in appreciation of the education they received from the College. The scholarship will be awarded to students who are graduates of any West Virginia High School entering or already enrolled in the teacher education program at Glenville State College with academic promise and financial need.

The Holt-Wiant Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. William W. Davis and Mrs. Mary L. Davis to honor the memories of the Holt and Wiant families who were among the earliest settlers in Gilmer County. Preference will be given to a history student with an interest in West Virginia history.

The Hunt-Stalnaker Scholarship

Established 2005

This scholarship was established by Oliver and Martha Hunt, and named in honor of Olivers aunt and uncle, who were instrumental in his being able to finish college at Glenville State College after the death of his parents. This award will be given to West Virginia students, preferably upperclassmen, on the advice of the faculty of the Department of Science and Math.

The Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ms. Bailey, a 1953 GSC graduate, to repay the debt of gratitude she feels for the opportunities she gained in life from her education at Glenville State. It is intended for a West Virginia student majoring in education.

The Mack Worl Scholarship

Established 2006

This scholarship was established by Gilmer County Oil and Gas entrepreneur Mack Worl for the benefit of students in Gilmer and Lewis counties, based on his desire to give back to the young people in the area where a majority of his holdings are located.

The Mike Ross Accounting Scholarship

Established 2005

This scholarship was endowed in 2005 to assist student who are BSBA Accounting majors. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better to receive a $75.00 book reimbursement (or the cost of the book, whichever is less) for the following accounting classes: ACCT 331, ACCT 332, ACCT 334, ACCT 337, ACCT 340, ACCT 344, ACCT 432, ACCT 435, ACCT 436, ACCT 438, and one three-hour accounting elective from the restricted list identified in the GSC catalog. Applicants must submit original proof of purchase from the bookstore or a similar vendor, no exceptions, to the GSC Foundation Office at the beginning of the semester. The student is responsible for submitting their final grades to the GSC Foundation at the end of the semester.

Thelma Wilson Samples Delta Zeta Sorority Scholarship

Established 1996

Established by Thelma Wilson Samples to support members of the Theta-Xi Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority. This scholarship will be awarded to a female student who is a "legacy" of a member of this Chapter or of Delta Zeta Sorority.

Thomas J. Clower Memorial Scholarship

Established 1987

This scholarship was established by the Westvaco Foundation Trustees to benefit families of independent pulpwood or chip suppliers who have suffered some type of adversity, either on or off the job. Recipients are high school graduates who are the sons or daughters of a long-time independent pulpwood or chip supplier to Westvaco and who elect to enter any of the forestry majors that Glenville State College has available.

Tom McPherson Athletic Scholarship

Established 2016

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Mary Lee McPherson to honor the memory of her late husband, who had a long history of support to GSC. This scholarship will be awarded to an athlete based upon recommendations from GSC coaches.

Tressie Garrett Memorial Scholarship

Established 2005

This scholarship was endowed in 2005 in memory of Tressie Garrett, a devoted mother whose daughter, Marty Garrett Armentrout, graduated from Glenville State College and became a faculty member and administrator at the College. The scholarship will be awarded, upon the recommendation of the women's head basketball coach, to a student who is a member of the women's basketball team, is a business major in good academic standing and maintains at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

Verizon Scholarship

Established 1981

Recipients of this scholarship must be majoring in education, business, or computer science. Recipients must also be in the upper one-fourth of their class based on grade point average and demonstrate leadership through extracurricular involvement in college related organizations. Recipients must be a West Virginia resident for at least 24 months prior to enrollment in college. Special consideration is given to a candidate that is a child or ward of an active Verizon employee.

VFW Post 5469/American Legion Post 42 Scholarship

Established 1992

The VFW Post 5469 and American Legion Post 42 Scholarship was established to support scholarships for a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter or other descendants of a veteran honorably discharged from the armed services of the United States. Preference is given to descendants of Gilmer County veterans, whose son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter is a graduate of Gilmer County High School.

Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship

Established 1980

This scholarship was established in 1980 in memory of Mrs. Hamric by her husband, Edward. It will be awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education, with preference given to students from Roane County and the surrounding area.

Virginia West English Scholarship

Established 1998

This scholarship was established to honor Miss Virginia West, Professor Emeritus, who served as Professor of English and Chairwoman of the Language Division at Glenville State College. The recipient must be an upperclassman majoring in education who shows academic potential (minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point) and demonstrates leadership abilities and is ready to enter the student internship.

Walter W. Turner Management Development Fellowship

Established 2015

This scholarship was established by Walter Turner to provide support to students majoring in Business Management. The recipient must be a Business Major in their Junior or Senior year, have at least a 2.5 college GPA and have financial need to be considered for the award.

W. Gordon Eismon Memorial Scholarship

Established 1989

This scholarship was established by Daniel G. Eismon and Steve A. Smith in honor of the memory of their late father and step-father, W. Gordon Eismon, who was a 1934 graduate of Glenville State College. The recipient must be a West Virginia resident who exhibits excellence in academics and must be of exemplary character.

William Torlidas Scholarship

Established 2008

This scholarship was established by Mr. Torlidas' daughter to honor his long career in education administration. Mr. Torlidas, a 1951 GSC graduate, retired after many years as Superintendent of Schools in South Park, PA. This scholarship is for any student with financial need.

Awards

Johnson Burke Pioneer Award

Established 2008

This award was established by Dr. J. Michael Burke and Mr. James K. Burke to honor their father, Johnson H. Burke who was the GSC Pioneer during the 1940-41 school year. This award shall be given to the current GSC Pioneer Mascot.

Ronald V. and Kathryn J. Stoops Pioneer Scholarship

Established 2017

This scholarship was established by Ronald V. and Kathryn J. Stoops to support the educational needs of the student who is chosen as the GSC Pioneer.

Ronald V. and Kathryn J. Stoops Wood County Education Scholarship

Established 2017

This scholarship was established by Ronald V. and Kathryn J. Stoops to help a GSC upperclassman with an Education major. This student must have graduated from one of the following high schools: Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Williamstown or Parkersburg Catholic.

Wagner Science and Math Award

Established 1977

The Wagner Science and Math Award was established in memory of John R. Wagner who for 37 years taught science and mathematics at Glenville State College. This award honors a student who exhibits excellence in science and mathematics.

Loans

Warden and Joanne Rice Webster County High School Educational Loan

This fund was established to provide support for graduates of Webster County High School to attend Glenville State College. Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based on recommendation from Warden and JoAnne Rice. The scholarships will be awarded based on extensive criteria including, but not limited to the following: Students must:

  1. Live in a residence hall
  2. Not be caught using drugs or alcohol and may not have been charged with, or convicted of, a felony
  3. Apply for federal work study or workship
  4. Possess and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average
  5. A graduate of Webster County High School and have been a resident of Webster County for at least five years
  6. Have parental income below the West Virginia average
  7. Not be eligible for the Promise Scholarship

The loan is forgiven upon degree completion if the student remains in and works in West Virginia for a period of three years following their graduation from Glenville State College.

Study Abroad

Gilman International Scholarship

Established 2000

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Go Overseas Study Abroad

GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

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Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad

GO! Overseas is proud to support international volunteers through our GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship program. Anyone participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply.The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

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Other Scholarship Sources

A valuable scholarship search website is: www.fastweb.com. By entering data about yourself and providing your email address, you can receive information about scholarships for which you may be eligible. This site also has other useful information for college students.

Glenville High School Scholarship

Established 1999

As alumni of Glenville High School, the donors wish to express their appreciation to the high school for the exceptional opportunities that resulted from their attendance and the attendance of other members of the respective families at this educational institution. Through the establishment of this scholarship fund, the donors wish to make possible opportunities for Gilmer County High School graduates to obtain a college degree from Glenville State College.

Glenville Presbyterian Church College Scholarship

Established 2007

This scholarship was established by the Glenville Presbyterian Church. It is made available to any applicant to Glenville State College who is an active member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a West Virginia citizen. The applicant must display financial need.

The Warden and Joanne Rice Webster Co. High School Educational Loan Fund

This fund was established to provide support for graduates of Webster County High School to attend Glenville State College. Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based on recommendation from Warden and JoAnne Rice. The scholarships will be awarded based on extensive criteria including, but not limited to the following: Students must: 1. Live in a residence hall 2. Not be caught using drugs or alcohol and may not have been charged with, or convicted of, a felony 3. Apply for federal work study or workship 4. Possess and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average 5. Be a graduate of Webster County High School and have been a resident of Webster County for at least five years 6. Have parental income below the West Virginia average 7. Not be eligible for the Promise Scholarship The loan is forgiven upon degree completion if the student remains in and works in West Virginia for a period of three years following their graduation from Glenville State College.