Scholarships for graduate students

West Chester University offers scholarships to help graduate students save money and reduce the need for student loans. University admittance through The Graduate School is required in order to apply for scholarships. However, students are welcome to search for scholarship opportunities on the WCU General Scholarship Application at any time. Keep in mind that not all applications are available at the same time, so it is important to periodically check for any updates. Questions regarding the scholarship website or the scholarship process in general can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 610-436-2627 or

College of Arts and Humanities

  • Dr. Irene Shur Graduate Fellowship
  • Dr. Robert J. Young Memorial Scholarship
  • Ian Hancock  Graduate Scholarship in Holocaust & Genocide Studies
  • John F. Hopkins Literary Scholarship
  • Staley Foreign Language Scholarship

College of Business and Public Management

  • George Fasic Planning Scholarship
  • Sharon Ennis Graduate Study Scholarship

College of Education and Social Work

  • Socially Just Futures Scholarship
  • Dr. Nadine Bean Graduate Social Work Scholarship
  • Laura Masse Memorial Scholarship
  • Philadelphia MSW 2019 Cohort Scholarship
  • Rudine Sims Bishop Elementary Education Scholarship
  • Shirley Walters Memorial Research Scholarship
  • Teacher with a Mission Scholarship
  • Cheryl Hamel School Counselor Memorial Scholarship

College of Health Sciences

  • Communicative Disorders Graduate Scholarship
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship
  • Virtue Scholarship

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

  • Applied Statistics Scholarship

Wells School of Music

  • Alan Fallick Cello Scholarship
  • Keith and Nancy (Alexander) Beale Choral Conducting Scholarship
  • Robert M. Bedford Piano Scholarship
  • The Dr. Arnold Fletcher Music Scholarship
  • The Garrett Brown Piano Pedagogy Endowed Scholarship


  • Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties BIPOC Scholarship
  • Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship
  • Denise Howe Kienle Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. & Mrs. Charles S. Swope Memorial Scholarship
  • Frederick Douglass Legacy Scholarship
  • Institute for Women Graduate Grant