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Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship

Sponsored by: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident who are or will be enrolled on a full-time basis in an accredited institution of higher education in West Virginia pursuing a course of study leading to a teacher certificate at the pre-school, middle, or secondary level in West Virginia.


Application Deadline March 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Number of Applications 84
Required areas of study education
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable if recipient maintains full-time status and a minimum 3.25 GPA for juniors and seniors, minimum 3.5 GPA for graduate students.
Must be repaid?
Recipient must agree to teach in West Virginia for two years for each year of the award or repay the award.
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $5,000
Min $2,500


Average 55

Contact Information

Financial Aid Program Staff
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301 United States

Phone: (304) 558-4618
Fax: (877) 987-7664

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