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General Information

Name Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
Number of Awards 144
Award Value $1,500
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until March 1
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Contact Information

Contact West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Suite 700
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone (304)558-4618

Scholarship Description

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is designed to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence. These $1,500 scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit for study at an institution of higher education to incoming college students based on respective application competition from each of West Virginia 's Congressional Districts. Recipients may apply for renewal consideration for a total of four (4) years of assistance.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission administers the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be an eligible U. S. citizen or national or permanent resident and be a West Virginia resident. The applicant must also be a graduate of a public or private secondary school or have the equivalent of a certificate of graduation. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and show promise of continued achievement. Each applicant must also have applied or been accepted for enrollment.