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Totterdale Freedom Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

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This $1,000 annual scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • West Virginia Resident students enrolled at West Virginia University.
  • Undergraduate scholarship.
  • Student pursuing a degree in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Student has been an active member of West Virginia 4-H and exhibits a commitment to the mission and goals of 4-H with a record of community service.
  • First preference shall be for residents of the following West Virginia counties:
  • In the event a student from these counties is not eligible, a student from any county in West Virginia may be selected.
  • Student shall meet one of these academic criteria:
    • Aggregate score of 28 or higher on the ACT.
    • Graduate in the top 10% of her/his high school graduating class.
    • Have an overall high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale.
  • Student shall have demonstrated financial need as determined by the WVU Office of Financial Aid.
  • A student who receives this scholarship as a freshman will continue to receive the scholarship annually by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and continue to meet the selection criteria outlined in this Agreement.
  • Incoming freshman shall be recommended by the County Extension Agent where the student lives with oversight from WVU Extension and approved by the WVU Office of Financial Aid.

It is the intent of the Donor for this scholarship to provide a minimum of $1,000 per student per academic year for all four years of their undergraduate program as long as they remain qualified, with the award increasing as the Endowment grows and/or the Donor makes additional gifts. As the student progresses in their degree, awards will be equal to the amount received their freshman year.

The Totterdale Freedom Scholarship is being established in memory of William and Dorothy Totterdale, longtime residents of Wheeling, WV, and parents of Greg and Rob Totterdale, who are both graduates of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University.