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Stewart Memorial Fund

The Irvin Stewart Memorial Fund was created in 1991 to honor former President Irvin Stewart, WVU's thirteenth president (1946–1958) and a strong supporter of WVU students applying for nationally competitive scholarships.

Applications to this Fund can be made to support activities that directly support a student’s application for one of the scholarships or fellowships that the ASPIRE Office works with. These activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Travel to scholarship interviews.
  • Supplemental funding for study abroad (especially for study already partially supported by a Gilman, Boren or CLS Scholarship).
  • Research projects.

Applications to this Fund are accepted at any time, and all decisions are made by a Committee made up of faculty and staff.

Selection for funding is based on the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of the description of the proposed activity to be funded (including a budget).
  2. Likelihood that the proposed activity will directly aid the student’s application for scholarships or fellowships (including that the student is a competitive applicant).
  3. Relationship between proposed activity and public service.

In general, grants will not exceed $500.

Please note: In order to receive this scholarship, a student must have a cost of attendance greater than the scholarship amount. Cost of attendance for financial aid purposes includes expenses such as tuition and fees, room and meals, transportation, books and supplies, personal expenses, and costs associated with eligible study-abroad programs. Students also may not receive the scholarship if the award would affect their eligibility for need-based aid, such as grants

Please email the ASPIRE Office for questions about eligibility and please contact the Financial Aid Office for questions about how this award would impact your financial aid package.