Why we need your support
The West Virginia University Alumni Association has more than 90 chapters across the globe who foster connections among Mountaineers wherever they might call home. These groups create a sense of community by connecting alumni and friends of all ages, cultivating lasting relationships, providing positive support and radiating loyalty for West Virginia University. Chapters regularly host events and initiatives to raise money for their independent scholarship funds and today, we invite you to join the cause.
How you can help
The following chapters seek your support to help grow their scholarship funds to send students to WVU from the regions where they currently live. We hope that you will consider contributing in hopes of a brighter future for all Mountaineers.
DFW Mountaineers Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund
The DFW Mountaineers Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 through the WVU Foundation. This fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The first scholarship was awarded in fall 2014, and over $5,000 has been awarded to date.
Potomac Highlands Chapter
The Potomac Highlands Alumni Association Scholarship is available for WVU students from Grant, Hardy, Hampshire and Pendleton counties.
Central Virginia Chapter Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship
In 2003, the Central Virginia Chapter established a $25,000 endowment, the Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship, to provide scholarships for area students attending WVU. To date, the chapter has awarded $17,000 to eligible high school students in Richmond and the surrounding area.
WVU Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The WVU Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter was formed in 1997 to bring together the many Mountaineers and WVU fans in the Denver area. Nine years later in 2006 a non-endowed scholarship was started to support a student from Colorado attending WVU. Since that time, we have been able to provide support to 12 great students from Colorado, growing our Mountaineer family.
Our chapter has grown to be one of the strongest and most active in the country. Based in Denver, we are active in communities across Colorado, with groups in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and on the Western Slope in Glenwood Springs. In 2018 we have committed to converting our scholarship to an endowed scholarship to ensure that it will continue for years to come, sending some of Colorado’s best and brightest to Morgantown, and bringing Morgantown back to the Rockies.
The Stanley E. Friedman North Coast Cleveland WVU Alumni Association Scholarship
Continued support of the endowment will allow the chapter to eventually fund additional scholarships or increase the size of the current one. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students whose home residences are in the chapter’s service area. Recipients are selected by the WVU Foundation, in consultation with steering committee members. Your consideration of this worthwhile, tax-deductible initiative is sincerely appreciated! The program is named after the chapter founder and longtime president.
Southern New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
This fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU who are in Southern New Jersey counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem). Since 2014, our chapter has awarded $11,000 in scholarships and now has a fully endowed scholarship fund that will award at least a $1,000 annually. We are looking to continue increase the endowment fund principal so we can award more scholarships. We could not do it without your support.
University Chapter Scholarship
Annually, the University Chapter based in Morgantown raises money to award scholarships to Monongalia County students who will be attending WVU.
Central Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The Central Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 and has awarded $13,700 in scholarships to 11 recipients from the central Pennsylvania region. We currently offer two $1,000 scholarships but would like to increase that to two $2,000 scholarships.
Jersey Shore Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The Jersey Shore Chapter is proud to present a scholarship to a current WVU student from our area. While we are extremely proud to support students from our area, we also feel that it is a wonderful way to stay connected with the WVU community. We look forward to keeping this tradition of giving back alive and thank all of our supporters over the years.
San Diego Chapter Scholarship Fund
The WVU Alumni San Diego Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 through the WVU Foundation. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, or Orange counties.
Low Country Mountaineers Charles Drake Memorial Scholarship Fund
The fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU who are living in South Carolina, with first choice given to students located in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Since 2010, our chapter has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to deserving students from the low country. We could not accomplish this without your support!
Lone Star Chapter Scholarship Fund
The WVU Alumni Association Lone Star Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 through the WVU Foundation and became fully endowed in July 2018 after the chapter raised more than $25,000! This endowed scholarship fund provides an undergraduate scholarship to a student in the greater Houston area each year. The first scholarship was awarded in fall 2016. Our new goal is to hit $50,000 so that we can award two scholarships each school year.
WVU Alumni of Greater Kanawha
The WVU Alumni Chapter of Greater Kanawha seeks to unite Mountaineer friends, family and alumni to create memories and moments for past, present and future Mountaineers from Huntington to Charleston. Through this scholarship fund, the chapter is about to operate a yearly endowed scholarship.
Boone County Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund
The Boone County Chapter is recognized throughout our state and the nation for its preeminent academic scholarship program. It currently endows scholarships with the WVU Foundation, Inc. The chapter has five named scholarships: The “Buster” and Geraldine Atkins; the Gus and Mary Lee Shaffer, Jr.; the Dennie Lee and Judy Hill; the Judie Hall; and the Larry LaFon. The lifetime gifts made in our name by two of our benefactors: H.G. “Gus” and Mary Lee Shaffer and Dennie Lee and Judy Hill, will provide a significant endowment for future Boone County WVU students.
The chapter awards academic scholarships to deserving Boone County students attending WVU. Additionally, a $50 textbook gift certificate is given to every Boone County WVU student attending our signature event. The certificates are redeemable at The Book Exchange in Morgantown and the Bookstore at WVU Tech.
In addition, the chapter has endowed an athletic scholarship, which is awarded to a Boone County WVU athlete. We continue to honor its pledge to fund this award using private contributions to ensure that academic scholarship funding is never used for this initiative.
Several years ago, the chapter was pleased to assist a group of Boone countians to endow and award a scholarship in honor of their former teacher, Karl E. Williams. The group raised more than $11,000 and invested it with the WVU Foundation as a subfund of our chapter. It was honored to assist the “Friends of Karl E. Williams” and to provide matching funds for their first annual scholarship.
Delaware Chapter Bob and D.J. Gibson Scholarship Fund
The fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU who are living in Delaware. Our goal is to raise the principal over $50,000 and be able to consistently provide two scholarships per year.