Scholarships for Metro Residents

Available to residents of Allegany County, MD; Garrett County, MD; Bedford County, PA; Fayette County, PA; Somerset County, PA; Frederick County, VA (including city of Winchester, VA)



Scholarship of Distinction 
Level 1

Minimum 3.8 GPA and 

30 ACT or 1340 SAT
New SAT 1400



Scholarship of Distinction 
Level 2

Minimum 3.5 GPA and
27 ACT or 1220 SAT
New SAT 1290




Scholarship of Distinction
Level 3

Minimum 3.00 High School GPA and
22 ACT or 1030 SAT
New SAT 1110




Catamount Award 

Minimum 2.5 High School GPA and
20 ACT OR 950 SAT
New SAT 1030


1 year at PSC


These scholarships are fully integrated with the scholarship program at West Virginia University. If a student decides to change campuses to WVU after leaving Potomac State College and meets the academic standards for these scholarships, the student will be eligible to continue to receive these scholarships at WVU at the current WVU value.  Students in PSC four-year programs are eligible for the scholarships for up to four years. The Catamount Award is not a transferable scholarship.

•Value of scholarship at WVU will be determined by current value of scholarship at WVU when student changes campuses.

•Metro counties include Allegany and Garrett counties, MD; Frederick County, VA, (including city of Winchester, VA); Bedford, Fayette, and Somerset counties, PA.

•PSC uses “Super Scores” for scholarship awarding, so students should submit all scores from each section of the ACT or SAT if the test(s) is taken more than once. The “Super Score” will be calculated using the highest component/subscore from all test information available to PSC.

• The old version of the SAT totals are based on the Critical Reading score plus Math score.  The new version of the SAT totals are based on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing Score plus Math score.

•If a student is eligible for more than one scholarship from Potomac State College, the student will be awarded the scholarship with the highest dollar value. To retain scholarships for subsequent years, all scholars are required to maintain specific cumulative grade-point averages and to complete a minimum number of credits per year.

•Guidelines and renewal information can be found here .

•Scholarship amounts may be affected if students are receiving need-based aid from state or Federal programs