$ 11,311,418 raised 4,040 gifts
Honors College has raised $ 10,059 from 51 gifts!
Honors College

Senior David Laub has a passion for helping others. He has volunteered with Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Nicaragua, Honduras and Ghana. Here at home he created Starts with Soap, a non-profit to promote healthy habits in at-risk youth. Having a Foundation Scholarship has opened many doors for him and he’s committed to paying it forward to other first-generation students like himself. With support from donors like you, David founded and developed Mountaineer Mentors, a group of top scholarship students at WVU who work one-on-one with students at high schools across West Virginia to help them seek a college education. David is just one of the many Honors students who find purpose through their experiences in the Honors College.

  
Why we need your support

In August, we welcomed yet another record class of incoming Honors College freshmen, with more than 1,000 students (approximately 20% of the WVU freshman class). Our students benefit from small classes and activities in the Honors living-learning community. Your gifts will be used to help these high-achieving students realize their potential while making a difference in our community, our state, and even the world. Within the Honors College, there are three offices that also support student achievement.

The Undergraduate Research Office offers unparalleled opportunities to all students to pursue knowledge under the mentorship of renowned faculty.

The ASPIRE Office provides support for students who want to apply for graduate school and/or nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships such as Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater and Truman.

The Pre-Health Professional Development Office allows for rigorous preparation for students who plan to apply to medical, dental or other professional schools.
 

How you can help

We encourage you to support the Mountaineer spirit by giving to one of the listed priority funds. With the ever-increasing need for scholarship assistance to help reduce student loan debt, a gift to any scholarship fund in the Honors College is greatly appreciated.

Greatest Need

The University Honors Program Fund:

• Provides opportunities for academic exploration and experiential learning activities, including further development through living and learning communities.
• Gives assistance to students to allow them broader access to recruitment, networking and professional preparation opportunities on and off campus.
• Helps students take advantage of shadowing, research and internship opportunities that enhance their applications to health professional schools.
• Supports tools for research, travel expenses and conference fees to support undergraduate presentations, costs associated with research publication and activities of the office to promote undergraduate presentation opportunities.

Other Scholarships

The William and Karen Collins Experiential Learning Endowment Scholarship:

 

Endowed by the former director of the WVU Honors Program. It provides funds to support students in experiential learning opportunities in the upper division of the WVU Honors College to include:

  • Study abroad assistance
  • Research opportunities, including funding for research supplies and travel to conferences
  • Internships
$1,750
Current & Former Honors Students Participation Challenge
After a recent reunion at a WVU football game, former Foundation Scholars Kathryn Fisher, Dominique Holl, Hillary Homburg, Erin Curry, Ryan McCarthy, and Alyssa Sloan have issued a challenge to all current and former Foundation Scholars, Bucklew Scholars, and members of the Honors College. The first 10 gifts from these groups will unlock a gift of $1,750 from these former Scholars, which will be used to support the Honors College Program Fund. Please help us reach this goal by making your gift today.
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Honors Alumni Challenge
Former Honors College/Program students Brian Caveney, Todd Mount, Matt Schessler, and Danielle Waltz have issued a challenge to all current and former students of the Honors College/Program and their parents. The first donation from current or former Honors students or their parents between noon and 4:00 p.m. will unlock a gift of $3,050, which will be designated for the University Honors Program Fund. Please help us reach this goal by making your gift today.
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Ken Kendrick WVU Foundation Board Match
Once members of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors collectively have donated $250,000, a generous contribution from Ken Kendrick will unlock an additional $250,000.
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George Weaver Lunch Hour Challenge
The participating group that receives the most donations during the Lunch Hour Challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for its Greatest Needs Fund, through the generosity of George Weaver.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 75
2 College of Creative Arts 25
3 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
4 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 20
5 WVU Medicine Children's 17
6 WVU Cancer Institute 15
7 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 13
8 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 11
9 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 10
10 WVU Libraries 8
11 College of Law 8
12 School of Medicine 7
13 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 5
14 College of Education and Human Services 5
15 Reed College of Media 4
16 School of Pharmacy 3
17 School of Dentistry 3
18 Alumni Chapters 3
19 WVU Athletics 3
20 Global Affairs (International) 3
21 Honors College 3
22 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 3
23 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 2
24 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2
25 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 2
26 WVU LaunchLab Network 2
27 Sports Club Federation 2
28 School of Public Health 1
29 First-Generation Student Success 1
30 Rosenbaum Family House 1
31 School of Nursing 1
32 Student Life 1
33 WVU Tech 1
34 Fraternity and Sorority Life 1
35 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 1
36 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
37 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
38 HSC Charleston Campus 0
39 HSC Eastern Campus 0
40 Humanities Center 0
41 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
42 Office of Graduate Education and Life 0
43 Residence Hall Association 0
44 Science Adventure School 0
45 Student Government Association 0
46 West Virginia University Potomac State College 0
47 WVU Eye Institute 0
48 WVU Greatest Needs 0
49 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
50 WVU Online 0
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George Weaver Happy Hour Challenge
The participating group that receives the most donations during the Happy Hour Challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for its Greatest Needs Fund, through the generosity of George Weaver.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 67
2 WVU Medicine Children's 65
3 College of Creative Arts 26
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 17
5 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 14
6 Alumni Association 14
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 14
8 Alumni Chapters 13
9 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 13
10 College of Law 12
11 School of Medicine 11
12 College of Education and Human Services 9
13 WVU Cancer Institute 8
14 School of Nursing 7
15 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 6
16 WVU Athletics 5
17 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 5
18 Reed College of Media 4
19 School of Pharmacy 4
20 First-Generation Student Success 3
21 WVU Greatest Needs 3
22 WVU Tech 2
23 Rosenbaum Family House 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 Honors College 2
26 WVU Eye Institute 2
27 School of Public Health 2
28 West Virginia University Potomac State College 1
29 School of Dentistry 1
30 HSC Charleston Campus 1
31 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
32 Residence Hall Association 1
33 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 1
34 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 0
35 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
36 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
37 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 0
38 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
39 Global Affairs (International) 0
40 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
41 HSC Eastern Campus 0
42 Humanities Center 0
43 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
44 Office of Graduate Education and Life 0
45 Science Adventure School 0
46 Sports Club Federation 0
47 Student Government Association 0
48 Student Life 0
49 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
50 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
51 WVU Online 0
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George Weaver Night Owl Challenge
The participating group that receives the most donations during the Night Owl Challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for its Greatest Needs Fund, through the generosity of George Weaver.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 63
2 College of Creative Arts 29
3 School of Medicine 18
4 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 18
5 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 17
6 Chambers College of Business & Economics 14
7 WVU Medicine Children's 13
8 Alumni Chapters 11
9 Reed College of Media 9
10 WVU Athletics 7
11 College of Education and Human Services 7
12 WVU Cancer Institute 5
13 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 5
14 Alumni Association 4
15 School of Dentistry 4
16 Honors College 4
17 College of Law 3
18 School of Pharmacy 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
21 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 3
22 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2
23 WVU Tech 2
24 Sports Club Federation 2
25 WVU Greatest Needs 1
26 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 1
27 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
28 HSC Charleston Campus 1
29 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
30 Science Adventure School 1
31 Humanities Center 1
32 Rosenbaum Family House 1
33 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 1
34 Student Life 1
35 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 1
36 Mountaineer Maniacs 1
37 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
38 First-Generation Student Success 0
39 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
40 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
41 Global Affairs (International) 0
42 HSC Eastern Campus 0
43 Office of Graduate Education and Life 0
44 Residence Hall Association 0
45 School of Public Health 0
46 Student Government Association 0
47 West Virginia University Potomac State College 0
48 WVU Eye Institute 0
49 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
50 WVU Libraries 0
51 WVU Online 0
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Participation Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard.
Rank Department Gifts
1 WVU Extension Service 577
2 College of Creative Arts 496
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 339
4 WVU Medicine Children's 326
5 Chambers College of Business & Economics 285
6 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 235
7 School of Medicine 208
8 WVU Cancer Institute 180
9 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 147
10 Alumni Chapters 144
11 Alumni Association 135
12 WVU Athletics 123
13 College of Law 120
14 Reed College of Media 108
15 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 100
16 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 83
17 School of Nursing 74
18 College of Education and Human Services 71
19 School of Pharmacy 66
20 School of Dentistry 63
21 WVU Tech 57
22 WVU Libraries 53
23 Honors College 51
24 Sports Club Federation 38
25 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 37
26 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 35
27 School of Public Health 34
28 WVU Greatest Needs 33
29 HSC Charleston Campus 30
30 WVU Foundation 22
31 Global Affairs (International) 21
32 Student Government Association 21
33 First-Generation Student Success 20
34 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 18
35 Student Life 18
36 Rosenbaum Family House 16
37 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 15
38 Mountaineer Maniacs 15
39 WVU Eye Institute 13
40 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 8
41 West Virginia University Potomac State College 7
42 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 6
43 WVU LaunchLab Network 6
44 Humanities Center 5
45 Fraternity and Sorority Life 5
46 Science Adventure School 4
47 Office of Graduate Education and Life 4
48 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 3
49 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 2
50 HSC Eastern Campus 2
51 WVU Online 2
52 Residence Hall Association 2
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Participating group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources $6,098,886.36
2 WVU Extension Service $1,351,643.55
3 WVU Medicine Children's $1,213,359.04
4 HSC Charleston Campus $259,950.00
5 Chambers College of Business & Economics $249,560.77
6 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences $167,563.74
7 School of Dentistry $142,335.00
8 School of Pharmacy $140,685.00
9 School of Medicine $139,781.70
10 Alumni Association $108,454.04
11 WVU Athletics $98,096.37
12 WVU Foundation $79,753.67
13 College of Creative Arts $79,255.25
14 WVU Cancer Institute $59,623.68
15 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design $43,851.38
16 WVU Greatest Needs $36,334.34
17 Alumni Chapters $33,313.01
18 College of Law $28,907.02
19 Reed College of Media $22,610.37
20 WVU Tech $18,293.67
21 College of Education and Human Services $17,164.02
22 School of Nursing $12,091.20
23 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences $12,081.37
24 WVU Libraries $9,258.35
25 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute $7,217.34
26 School of Public Health $5,786.01
27 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose $5,391.89
28 Humanities Center $5,350.00
29 Honors College $4,086.70
30 Sports Club Federation $3,508.67
31 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion $3,368.67
32 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program $3,168.67
33 Rosenbaum Family House $2,590.00
34 First-Generation Student Success $2,147.34
35 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute $1,775.00
36 Global Affairs (International) $1,406.01
37 Student Life $1,362.34
38 Student Government Association $1,326.00
39 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) $1,189.68
40 West Virginia University Potomac State College $893.67
41 WVU Eye Institute $862.34
42 Critical Care and Trauma Institute $375.00
43 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives $303.67
44 WVU LaunchLab Network $277.34
45 Science Adventure School $275.00
46 Office of Graduate Education and Life $268.67
47 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program $200.00
48 HSC Eastern Campus $200.00
49 Mountaineer Maniacs $137.19
50 WVU Online $125.00
51 Fraternity and Sorority Life $118.74
52 Residence Hall Association $37.34
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WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2019 WVU Day of Giving by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000.
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WVU Faculty and Staff Dollar for Dollar Match
Calling all WVU Faculty and Staff! Kick off the work day by donating on WVU Day of Giving. Gifts made by WVU faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar by contributions from members of the WVU Board of Governors, and the WVU Foundation Board of Directors up to a total of $25,000 starting at 8:00 a.m. on WVU Day of Giving.
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First Time Donors Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by First Time Donors will be matched dollar for dollar starting at 1:00 p.m. on WVU Day of Giving. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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$500
Kibbey Kibler
Current Honors Hall Area Advisor, Jeremiah Kibler, and his wife, Keisha, have made a $500 donation to the University Honors Program in honor and memory of their dog, Kibbey, who recently passed away. Kibbey met and interacted with thousands of students at Stalnaker Hall, Dadisman Hall, and Honors Hall over the course of almost 15 years. If you met Kibbey, please consider making your gift today in memory of her. We also encourage you to post a note on our Day of Giving wall about any special memory you have of Kibbey.
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$100,000
1,000 Mountaineers for $100,000
The first 1,000 gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $100 each helping us raise an extra $100,000 for Day of Giving. Help us unlock this $100,000 by making a gift of $100 or more! The $100 match to your gift will be made once the challenge is met!
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Honors College Dean's Challenge
The first ten gifts of the day will unlock a $500 donation to the Honors Program Fund from Acting Dean Damien Clement. Please help us meet this challenge by making your gift to the Honors College today.
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Alexis Pugh and Michael Escue Social Media Challenge
If 1,000 people share of a photo of themselves on social media with the Flying WV logo, it will unlock an additional gift of $20,000 generously provided by Alexis Pugh and Michael Escue. Use #WVUDayofGiving with your photo.
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