Know Your Terms of Eligibility
Your PROMISE Scholarship award is contingent upon your maintaining a 3.00 core and overall grade point average through your eighth semester in high school. If your grades fall below the requirement, your scholarship WILL be cancelled.
Seeking a bachelor's degree? You'll be eligible to receive a PROMISE Scholarship for no more than eight semesters of a four-year degree program**. Once you graduate or meet the requirements for graduation with a bachelor's degree you are no longer eligible for the scholarship—even if you haven't utilized your full eight semesters of eligibility.
Seeking an associate degree? You'll be eligible to receive a PROMISE Scholarship for no more than four total semesters of a two-year degree program.
**If you transition from a two-year degree program to a four-year degree program, you MUST achieve renewal requirements after your second year for continued eligibility.
Students have six years from the date awarded to utilize their PROMISE award, unless they are enrolled in the military and then the time is extended.
Awards are contingent upon annual funding of the program by the West Virginia State Legislature.