SCHOLARSHIPS

How Do I Apply for D&E Scholarships?

Your admission application to the College will qualify you for merit-based institutional scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application for institutional financial aid. If you are interested in scholarship opportunities through our Athletic Department or Division of Creative Arts, simply indicate so on your admission application and your counselor will be able to connect you with the appropriate coach or program chairperson for a scholarship audition.

                   Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

This is a partial scholarship awarded by each coach and is based on performance. Requests and discussion of the scholarship award should be directed to each coach. An athletic recruitment form is available here.

Creative Arts Scholarship

This is a partial scholarship awarded by each academic program and is based on performance. Requests and discussion of the scholarship award should be directed to the Division of Creative Arts Chair. Fill out this form to request more information about the Creative Arts Scholarship, or schedule a visit to meet with the department.

Highlands Scholar Program

The D&E Highlands Scholar Program is a distinctive offering that provides a significant tuition discount to students graduating from a West Virginia high school. For more information, visit the see Highlands Scholar Program section below.

International Student Scholarship

International student scholarships up to $11,000 per academic year are available to all international students.

Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholarship is available to all full-time students who are children/stepchildren or grandchildren/step-grandchildren of a D&E alumnus/alumna. The $1,000 scholarship is automatically renewed annually.

National D&E Scholarship for Distinction & Excellence

Students attending Davis & Elkins College outside of West Virginia are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships based on high school or college GPA and ACT or SAT scores (if applicable).

Morrison-Novakovic Faith and Public Policy Scholarship

The Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at D&E seeks to foster discussion and engagement concerning the role of faith, public policy, ethics and sustainability in our increasingly interdependent world. Renewable scholarships may be available to students who best meet the criteria established and if awarded will be in addition to all other grants and scholarships. View the Morrison-Novakovic Page for more information regarding scholarships.

National Alumni Council Scholarship

New and transfer legacy students can apply for the National Alumni Council Scholarship by completing the scholarship application and returning it to the Office of Financial Aid.

Presbyterian Scholars Program

The Presbyterian Scholars Program offers an annual $5,000 award to new students who are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). To qualify for the award, new students need only to submit a letter from their pastor confirming active membership. View the Presbyterian Scholars Program page.

Highlands Scholar Program

The Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholar Program is a distinctive offering that provides a significant tuition discount to students graduating from a West Virginia high school.

Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive $14,000 if choosing to live on campus or $11,000 if choosing to commute. Students in the regional Highlands Scholar Program counties, Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Pocahontas, Tucker, Pendleton and Webster, will receive $20,000 (3.8 GPA or higher) or $19,000 (2.5-3.79 GPA) if choosing to live on campus or $17,000 (3.8 GPA or higher) or $16,000 (2.5-3.79 GPA) if choosing to commute. That’s a total scholarship of $56,000-80,000 (on campus) or $44,000-68,000 (commuting) for four years of attendance at D&E!

who can qualify?

Students graduating from a West Virginia high school.

Cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 at the time of graduation.

Students attending public or private schools, as well as homeschooled students, qualify.

 

Apply today for this great opportunity by submitting your application along with official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores.

 

Morrison-Novakovic Faith and Public Policy Scholarship

 

Davis & Elkins College announces a competitive scholarship opportunity for students with a passion for ‘BIG IDEAS.’

The Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at Davis & Elkins College seeks to foster discussion and engagement concerning the role of faith, public policy, ethics and sustainability in our increasingly interdependent world. The Center will host annual conferences, provide a residential-theme house and offer service to the campus and community through faith-based engagement with the world.

Renewable scholarships may be available to students who best meet the criteria established and if awarded will be in addition to all other grants and scholarships. Students are free to major in any academic discipline.

The Morrison-Novakovic Faith and Public Policy Scholarship program is open to Christians of all denominations, qualified individuals affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy seeks to promote the common good by empowering students to engage, challenge and enhance structures and conditions which lead to the flourishing of all people.

Through multidisciplinary academic research, engaged teaching, events, publications and other initiatives the Center seeks to:

  • Provide a public forum for engaging issues where faith and public policy intersect.
  • Prepare students to be global citizens in conversation with diverse ethical and faith systems.
  • Generate thoughtful solutions for complex political and social problems – local, national and global.
  • Engage in partnership with local communities through service projects.
Criteria established for the competition include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Evidence of strong scholarship;
  • Respect and concern for the role and impact of faith traditions on our interdependent world;
  • Evidence of activities focusing on faith, ethics, public policy, sustainability and service; and
  • Evidence of deep interest in life’s ‘big questions,’ including philosophy, comparative religion, justice, and environment.
The scholarship application requires that you:
  • Evidence of strong scholarship;
  • Respect and concern for the role and impact of faith traditions on our interdependent world;
  • Evidence of activities focusing on faith, ethics, public policy, sustainability and service; and
  • Evidence of deep interest in life’s ‘big questions,’ including philosophy, comparative religion, justice, and environment.

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Expectations for scholarship recipients include but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintaining a high level of academic excellence.
  • Active involvement in the Morrison-Novakovic Center programs, including Center service projects.
  • Residence in the Morrison-Novakovic Center theme-house as an upper-class student.

PASSION FOR BIG IDEAS

Contact Information

For more information, call Dr. Bryan Wagoner, director of the Morrison-Novakovic Center, at 304-637-1351.

Presbyterian Scholars Program

 

The D&E Presbyterian Scholars Program provides financial support to students who are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Students who qualify for the Presbyterian Scholars Program will receive an annual $5,000 award while enrolled at the College. The program highlights D&E’s relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by providing support to Presbyterian students looking for a college experience that honors their faith tradition.

Davis & Elkins students have access to a wide variety of opportunities for prayer, worship, service, humanitarian aid and discussion about topics relevant in today’s world. The Benfield-Vick Chaplain and campus Spiritual Life Team provide support to students in their personal and spiritual growth through weekly chapel services, weekly campus Bible study/Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, a chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and discussion groups. The College enjoys a significant relationship with neighboring Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, where students can attend weekly worship and Bible study, get connected to opportunities to serve the local community and experience a community of faith through traditions similar to their own.

Another Presbyterian-based scholarship opportunity is the Covenant Scholarship. Equal to one-half of tuition costs, the Covenant Scholarship is open to children of ordained PC(USA) clergy.

who can qualify?

Full-time, degree-seeking students.

Members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Apply today for this opportunity by submitting your application along with a letter from your pastor confirming active membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

 

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