The Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence or the West Virginia PROMISE is a merit-based scholarship program designed to keep qualified students in West Virginia by making college affordable. Deserving students receive scholarships that pays for their college tuition and mandatory fees at a public college or the equivalent dollar amount at a private college.
Students and their parents who are legal residents of West Virginia can apply for this scholarship. The PROMISE program requires that high school students must graduate with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or a B average. The student must also get a minimum 3.0 GPA on the core classes (English, Algebra, Geometry, Math, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Calculus,
History, World Studies, Civics/Government, Sciences). Along with the grade requirement, he or she must also ACT composite score of 22 with a minimum sub-score of 20 in each of the four subject areas (math, science, English and reading); or a combined SAT score of 1020 with at least a minimum sub-score of 490 in the critical reading section and 480 in the math section.
The PROMISE is funded by the video lottery and the state general appropriations.
PROMISE Scholarship Program
1018 Kanawha Blvd E Ste 700
Charleston WV 25301-2800