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Endowed Scholarships
Unless specifically noted, no special application is necessary. Admitted students with FAFSA results on file will be considered for these scholarships as funding becomes available.

Adamiak (John and Helen Regiec) Memorial Scholarship
Established by Col. Carol Adamiak Yarnall ‘63 and William C. Yarnall in loving memory of Carol’s parents, John Adamiak and Helen Regiec Adamiak. This scholarship benefits a student who fits one of the following criteria: a graduate of Bishop Donahue High School, a member of the St. Francis Parish or a resident of Marshall County, WV.

Aluise Family Scholarship
This scholarship benefits a student from: 1st preference – St. Joseph’s Central Catholic HS in Charleston, WV; 2nd preference – any other Catholic students from Cabell County, WV; 3rd preference – any student from WV.

Benedum Memorial Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Claude Worthington Benedum this scholarship benefits a student based on merit.

Berthold/Neal Family Scholarship
Established by the Berthold/Neal Family this scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving student(s) from OH, WV and PA based on the recommendation of the Admissions Office.

Biery (Guy and Marie Paul) Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in loving memory of Guy and Marie Paul Biery this scholarship assists needy students who are residents of Ohio County, WV and graduates of Wheeling Central Catholic High School.

Board of Directors Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded at the President’s discretion.

Bodkin (Sally) Memorial Music Ministry Scholarship
This award is based on a competitive audition for students with liturgical music experience and was established in honor of a WJU alumna from the class of 1969.

Buckius/Burke Scholarship
Established in honor of Rev. Walter A. Buckius, S.J. and Rev. Joseph A. Burke, S.J., on the occasion of their 60th anniversary as members of the Society of Jesus. This scholarship benefits a third-year student who demonstrates need and is majoring in either science or theology.
 
Buckius/Loyola Scholarship
Awarded to men and women who demonstrate the capacity for Christian leadership and distinguished citizenship.
 
Cardinal Athletic Scholarship

Established by the Cardinal Athletic Club. This scholarship is awarded to a student with outstanding athletic ability who meets all academic eligibility requirements, who is committed to performing community service and who graduated from an OVAC member school. An emphasis is placed on those who will represent WJU athletics in an exceptional manner.

Carrigan (Thomas F.) Alumni Scholarship
An award established by the WJU Alumni Association in memory of alumnus and first alumni director, Tom Carrigan. Alumni children or grandchildren with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 who display compassion, commitment and a work ethic which involves genuine friendship and loyalty are eligible for consideration. Application and interview required.

Chambers (James B.) Memorial Scholarship
Awards available to residents of Ohio County, WV who demonstrate need and academic promise.

Chicarella Psychology Scholarship
Established by Rosemary Chicarella to benefit a competent student who demonstrates need and who is majoring in psychology.

Class of 1965 Septimi Scholarship
Established by the members of the class of 1965, this award is available to students who demonstrate need, are in good academic standing and who are relatives of WJU alumni. Priority is given to relatives of the class of 1965 graduates. Number and amounts vary.

Class of 1972 Scholarship
Established by the members of the class of 1972 on the occasion of their 25th reunion. This scholarship is awarded to help an average student from a middle class family who is not eligible for larger academic scholarships. An alumni committee will select the recipient with first preference given to children, grandchildren and relatives of the class of 1972.
 
Class of 1974
To benefit a student that is a legal child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a member of the class of 1974. Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5. If no relatives from the class of 1974 are available then the award will be released to a legal child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of any WJU alumni.
 
Cogan (Virginia Frantz and Maurice W.) Memorial Scholarship
Funded by the Cogan family, this scholarship is awarded to incoming or returning students that demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to athletes from Cleveland St. Ignatius area.

CONSOL Fund
To benefit a student from Greene County, PA.

Costain (Thomas P./Patricia L. Giglio-Salle) Memorial Scholarship
To benefit a student who demonstrates need that participates in the Campus Ministry Music Program and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Currie (Rev. Charles, S.J.) Philadelphia Alumni Scholarship
Established by the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter to benefit a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a Philadelphia alumnus/a. Recipient must reside within the Philadelphia southeast/five county region for more than 50% of his or her life. If there is no Philly resident, then a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a PA resident will be considered. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors.

DiPiero (Vicky) ’65 Diversity Scholarship
Awarded to a minority student from West Virginia. Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

DiTrapano (Lidano) Scholarship
Through the generosity of a friend of the family, this scholarship was established in memory of Lidano DiTrapano and is awarded each year to a student from Charleston Catholic High School or from the Charleston, WV area who demonstrates need.

Eick (Theodora) Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Theodora Eick this scholarship benefits a student from either Belmont County, OH or Ohio County, WV.

Gannon (Rev. Edward J., S.J.) Scholarship
Donated by a grateful alumnus in honor of a favorite professor. The Gannon scholarship is available to juniors and seniors who demonstrate need.

Greene (M. Virginia) Scholarship
Established in loving memory of M. Virginia Greene to benefit a student who demonstrates need.

Hacala Family Scholarship Fund
To provide annual financial assistance to an academically committed student(s). Must maintain a B average or better, demonstrate the humility to serve the world and God and the leadership to inspire others to service in the model of the family of Mary Niebauer Hacala.

Hanzely (Rev. Joseph B., S.J.) Scholarship
To benefit a student majoring in Science.

Hawk (Henry and Beverly) Scholarship
Funded by these generous friends of the University, the Hawk award is for students with high academics who are graduates of Lima Central High School and who demonstrate need.

Hearst (William Randolph) Appalachian Scholarship
Established by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to assist students from West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian area who demonstrate need, academic promise and intend to reside in the U.S. at the completion of their education. Number and amounts vary.

Helm (Robert and Mimie O’Hara ’84) Scholarship
To benefit a sophomore or junior who shows great aptitude for learning but who has yet to achieve full academic success. Recipient will be selected by the Financial Aid Office with input from the current Rector. Recipient also must exhibit the core values of WJU.

Hess (Margaret Blackford) Scholarship
For worthy students from West Virginia with priority given to Wheeling and Ohio County, WV students.

Hodges (Bishop Joseph H.) Scholarships
Funded by a generous grant from the Sarah and Pauline Maier Foundation and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, these scholarships are available to West Virginians who demonstrate financial need, academic potential, high moral standards and leadership qualities.

The Jesuit Fathers Scholarship
The Jesuit Fathers developed an endowment from their contributed salaries to aid students who demonstrate financial need. A minimum of 50 awards are given yearly.
 
Jones (Dr. Lee) Scholarship
Awarded to a student with intellectual curiosity who wants to continue their education, particularly in the field of theology, and who demonstrates compassion by their service to the less fortunate. A commitment to sports/ fitness is a plus factor.

Kirby (Philip C. & Evelyn F.) Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Philip C. & Evelyn F. Kirby. Financial assistance is provided to students coming to WJU from the 3rd Congressional District of WV, or from Talbot County, MD.
 
Kirk (Frank H.) Memorial Scholarship
Established by a generous but anonymous donor through the WJU Alumni Association, this award is available to students who demonstrate need, with preference given to those from Pittsburgh, PA or the surrounding metropolitan area. Amount and number of awards vary.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship
An award made to West Virginia students whose fathers are members in good standing. The scholarship award is based on academic promise and financial need. Applicants must complete a Knights of Columbus Wheeling Jesuit University application with corresponding information by July 15th. Applications and instructions are available from the Financial Aid Office or from your father’s Knights of Columbus Council.

Lantz (The Lewis and Melissa) Scholarship
Funded in 1993 by Phyllis Lantz Batson in memory of her parents, Lewis and Melissa Morgan Lantz, this award is available to students from Wetzel County, WV.

McConnell (Herbert W.) Family Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of need and academic promise to students from Wheeling, WV, these scholarships are available through the generosity of Mary Rose McConnell.

McCune/Greene County Scholarship
To benefit students who demonstrate need from Greene County and Washington County, PA.

McDonough (Bernard P. and Alma G.) Scholarship
A competitive scholarship based on high academic achievement for students from Wood County, WV.

McShain (The John and Mary) Minority Scholarship Endowment
Established and supported by John McShain Charities, Inc., of Philadelphia, PA in support of minority students who demonstrate need and academic promise.
 
Merlo (William and Kathryn K.) Appalachian Endowment
Established in 1993 by generous friends of the University, this award is available to students who have a parent working in the coal mining industry. Please notify the Financial Aid Office if you qualify.

Murphy (Joseph J. and Virginia R.) Memorial Scholarship
For the purpose of academic, non-athletic scholarships in the undergraduate and graduate schools as the university sees fit. Preference is to be given to the undergraduate school.

Nesbitt (Florence Irene) Scholarship
Established to benefit an undergraduate student.
 
O’Brien (Rev. James A., S.J., Ph.D.) Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior student from West Virginia. Recipient must be committed to community service. Preference will be given to a student serving in the Mother Jones House.

The Pride Scholarship
Donated by honorary degree recipient and country music star, Charley Pride, and his wife, Rozene Pride, this scholarship is awarded annually to a minority student on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership.

Rakosky Memorial Scholarship
Financial assistance to students who demonstrate need with preference to residents or former residents of Washington County, PA.
 
Riser (Leonard P.) Memorial Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to an academically committed student(s) who maintains a B average or better, who has demonstrated strong moral principles and is a citizen of the United States of America.

Schafer (Mr. and Mrs. Edward C.) Scholarship
Established by Mary E. Schafer in loving memory of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Schafer. This scholarship benefits students who aspire to a religious or secular education. First preference given to Schafer heirs.

Schenk (Albert and Kathleen) Endowed Scholarship
Established by Kathleen Schenk in memory of her husband, Albert Schenk III. It is to benefit local students within a 50-mile radius of the University who demonstrate financial need.
 
Schroer Family Fund
To benefit a student that is currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program and who demonstrates need.

The St. Patrick Weston Scholarship
Funded through the generosity of a friend from the Weston area to assist students from St. Patrick Parish in Weston, WV who demonstrate need and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

Stifel (George E.) Nursing Scholarship
For graduates of the Ohio County Public School system. If no one qualifies, residents of Ohio County and surrounding counties will also be considered. Number and amounts vary.

Summit 2000
Awarded to incoming or returning students who demonstrate need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Szitar (Mary Magdalene) Memorial Scholarship
For deserving students, Catholic or non-Catholic, from Belmont County, OH who demonstrate need. Number and amounts vary.

Troy (Rev. William F., S.J.) Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students of academic ability and demonstrated need from the Greater-Wheeling area. This scholarship is funded by the faculty, staff and administrators of the University who also maintain and administer this fund.

Werner-Ritz Pre-Med Scholarship
Established through the generosity of a special friend of Dr. Tom Ritz, this award is available to a junior or senior pre-med student who demonstrates need.

Wertz Memorial Psychology Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Frederick and Elizabeth Wertz, this scholarship benefits a competent student who demonstrates need and is majoring in psychology.

Winkler Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Winkler in loving memory of their daughter, Rose Marie Winkler Updegrave ‘81. This scholarship will be awarded annually to students who demonstrate need and are majoring in business administration.

WJU Charter Guild Scholarship
To benefit a junior or senior student who demonstrates need, who entered WJU as a freshman and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
 
Yarnall (William and Col. Carol) Scholarship
Awarded to a student(s) that is in need of financial assistance, that maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and who is from the following areas: 1st preference - WV, 2nd preference - OH, and 3rd preference - KY.

Ziegler (Edouard S. & Simone J.) Scholarship
Established to benefit a student who demonstrates high academic promise. Students must be a recipient of the WJU Presidential Scholarship.

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