Dependent Employee Scholarship Information


The Potomac State College of WVU Dependent Employee Scholarship (DES) was established to assist legally dependent children (based on federal income tax returns) of benefit eligible employees. Students wishing to be considered must be enrolled full-time as current students or admitted freshmen or transfer students. Selection is based on objective academic criteria and family income information. If chosen, the maximum award is $700 per year.

Incoming freshmen applicants are required to have a 2.00 high school grade point to be considered. For renewal, freshman recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA at the end of their freshman year. Students must also complete at least 24 credit hours during the award year. If you are already a full-time PSC student, or a transfer student, and are applying for the DES for the first time, you must have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average on all college work to be considered. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of the spring semester. The scholarship is awarded for four semesters , or an associate's degree, whichever comes first.

Deadline for submission of the scholarship application is February 15. Students who are eligible to have their DES renewed must submit a renewal application. Students wishing to be considered for the DES must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 1 in order for DES applications to be evaluated.

No awards will be made for summer school classes. Resident, non-resident, and metro students will receive equal consideration.  The funding for this scholarship comes from bookstore facility rental and the Coca-Cola agreement.  The number of Dependent Employee Scholarships awarded will be contingent upon available funding.  The scholarship may only be used for coursework at Potomac State College. 

If a recipient is awarded another Potomac State scholarship whose value is less than the value of the DES, the amount of the DES award may be adjusted, depending on funding availability. If a recipient is granted a scholarship of greater value than the DES, the applicant may be passed over for a DES award, depending on funding availability. Should a recipient receive another scholarship or award after the DES disbursement, only future disbursements would be affected. There will be no retroactive reimbursement. 

Click here for a Dependent Employee Scholarship Application