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Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund

Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund

For more than 79 years, the WVU Alumni Association’s Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund (LPEF) has helped more than 4,500 deserving students realize their dreams at WVU. Funded entirely from unsolicited private donations, the LPEF is a contributing source of funds to the WVU Scholars Program. The LPEF was established in 1937 by the WVU Alumni Association and has more than $12 million in assets.

The LPEF supports a number of individual scholarships. Each year, approximately 400 scholarships will be awarded through the LPEF to deserving students, including valedictorians, student body presidents and other deserving Mountaineers.

LPEF 2018 Annual Report

Who is eligible to be considered for a Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund Scholarship?

Students eligible for the LPEF scholarship must:


Upon receipt of the above requested material, an applicant file is established. Applications are submitted to the Trust Committee for evaluation in March and awards are made in May or June. Notification by an award letter will be sent to those receiving a scholarship.

There is no legal obligation to make repayment, only a moral one to repay the Fund when you become financially able in order that some other deserving young West Virginian may be similarly helped.

Thank you for your interest in the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Scholarship program. To find out how you can support the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, contact us at 304-293-0976. All donations can be submitted to the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, c/o WVU Alumni Association, PO Box 4269, Morgantown, WV 26504-4269.

Download the Application

 For more information, contact  Irene Bowers at 304-293-0976.