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Scholarships Impact


General Scholarship Information

Through the Fairmont State Foundation, and their generous donors, and Institutional funds Fairmont State University intends to promote and cultivate the highest degree of scholarships for our students. The Office of Financial Aid Services administers scholarship aid delivery for a wide range of externally funded and managed merit- and need-based scholarships to our students with the intention of fostering the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body. 

General Scholarship Application

The General Scholarship Application for 2024-2025 is now open and will close on March 1, 2024.  


Scholarships for talent and academic merit are very competitive such that each applicant is judged against all others applying for the same scholarship. So, be outstanding! Scholarships vary on whether they are solely merit-based, solely needs-based, or a mixture of the two. Another distinction to keep in mind is the renewal processes for that particular scholarship. Some are renewable for four years but will need a new application every year, while others may only be renewable for your freshman and sophomore years. Be sure to pay attention to your desired scholarship’s renewal protocols.

To Apply

Incoming freshmen are considered for institutional scholarships automatically based on their completion of the admissions application. The priority deadline for completing an admissions application is March 1st prior to the Fall Semester for which they plan to begin attending. To be considered for foundation and academic department scholarships all students must complete a scholarship application.  The deadline to complete the Application is March 1st.  Visit the scholarship list tab on the left of your screen for awarding criteria. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Scholarship Lists


Fairmont State is pleased to provide the student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend. Results are based on 2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Fairmont State.