$ 6,289,276 raised 3,004 gifts
Honors College has raised $ 12,577 from 67 gifts!
Honors College

 

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This has been a record-setting year of national awards and international “firsts” for our students. With the support of faculty, staff and donors like you, we have shown that our students can compete with the best in the world. This year we had:

• 10 Fulbright Scholars (a record for WVU)
• 4 Boren Scholars (after a record of 7 a year ago)
• Our 23rd Truman Scholar
• Our 45th Goldwater Scholar
• Our first Gates Cambridge Scholar
• Our first Schwarzman Scholar

Our students won fellowships for research, traveled the world and contributed over 27,000 hours of community service.

The WVU Honors College offers an interdisciplinary, customized learning pathway with small classes and access to innovative Honors courses that provide hands-on learning and research experience. Three offices within the Honors College offer assist students with a variety of programs:

• 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.

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 freshman class). In fall 2019, we will launch Honors EXCEL, which transforms the last two years of Honors into an immersive experience that allows students to apply their knowledge way beyond the classroom – into research or creative work; interdisciplinary creations; internships and co-ops; community engagement; and/or study abroad experiences. 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.

 

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 Needs

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.

Scholarships

The William and Karen Collins Experiential Learning Endowment is a fund 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

 

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Honors College Foundation & Bucklew Scholar Match
Former Foundation Scholars Catherine Goffreda Bailey, Kathryn Clay Fisher, Ryan McCarthy, Alyssa Sloan, and Danielle Waltz will match every dollar donated by current and former Bucklew and Foundation Scholars and current and former Honors College students, up to a total of $1,000. Please help us meet this match today by making a donation to support our area of greatest need, the University Honors Program Fund.
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Pat and Alison Deem Dollar for Dollar Scholarship Match
Pat and Alison Deem will generously match donations made to general scholarship funds on the Day of Giving up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to the scholarship fund that means the most to you today!
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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 by Frank and Jayna Alderman. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match Second Half Surprise
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2018 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 up to a total of $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
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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. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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WVU Day of Giving "Afternoon Power Push"
Gifts made during the “Afternoon Power Push” will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000. Help us meet this match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU!
$50,000 MATCHED
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Recent Graduates Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by Recent Graduates (2009-2018) will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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Evening Push Dollar for Dollar
Let’s keep going! Help us meet another dollar-for-dollar match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000.
$25,000 MATCHED
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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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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Mountaineer Photo Challenge
If 2,000 WVU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends share their favorite photos with the WVU Mountaineer (from any year!) on social media then Mike Escue and Alexis Pugh will generously donate an additional $20,000 to benefit WVU students. Help us meet this challenge by sharing your photo and use #WVUDayofGiving.
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Lunch Hour Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Lunch Time Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 45
2 WVU Medicine Children's 24
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 19
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 18
5 College of Education and Human Services 12
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 11
7 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 10
8 School of Nursing 8
9 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 8
10 Alumni Chapters 8
11 WVU Greatest Needs 7
12 School of Dentistry 6
13 School of Pharmacy 6
14 School of Medicine 5
15 College of Creative Arts 5
16 College of Law 4
17 Reed College of Media 4
18 WVU Tech 3
19 Alumni Association 3
20 Mountaineer Maniacs 3
21 WVU Cancer Institute 2
22 School of Public Health 2
23 WVU Athletics 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 HSC Charleston Campus 2
26 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
27 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
28 First-Generation Student Success 1
29 Honors College 1
30 WVU Online 1
31 WVU LaunchLab Network 1
32 Residence Hall Association 1
33 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
34 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
35 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
36 Global Affairs (International) 0
37 HSC Eastern Campus 0
38 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0
39 Rosenbaum Family House 0
40 Sports Club Federation 0
41 Student Government Association 0
42 Student Life 0
43 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
44 WVU Eye Institute 0
45 WVU Foundation 0
46 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
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Happy Hour Participation Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Happy Hour Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 26
2 WVU Medicine Children's 25
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 24
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
5 School of Medicine 15
6 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 10
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 9
8 College of Creative Arts 8
9 College of Education and Human Services 6
10 Alumni Chapters 5
11 Reed College of Media 4
12 School of Pharmacy 4
13 School of Dentistry 4
14 WVU Athletics 4
15 First-Generation Student Success 4
16 Honors College 4
17 WVU Greatest Needs 3
18 College of Law 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
21 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 2
22 WVU Cancer Institute 2
23 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 Alumni Association 2
26 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 2
27 Mountaineer Maniacs 2
28 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
29 WVU LaunchLab Network 1
30 WVU Eye Institute 1
31 Sports Club Federation 1
32 Student Life 1
33 Rosenbaum Family House 1
34 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
35 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
36 Global Affairs (International) 0
37 HSC Charleston Campus 0
38 HSC Eastern Campus 0
39 Residence Hall Association 0
40 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 0
41 School of Public Health 0
42 Student Government Association 0
43 WVU Foundation 0
44 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
45 WVU Online 0
46 WVU Tech 0
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Night Owl Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Night Owl Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
2 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 16
3 WVU Extension Service 15
4 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 12
5 Alumni Association 10
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 10
7 College of Creative Arts 9
8 School of Medicine 8
9 WVU Greatest Needs 7
10 Alumni Chapters 7
11 Honors College 7
12 College of Law 6
13 WVU Athletics 5
14 College of Education and Human Services 5
15 School of Dentistry 4
16 WVU Tech 4
17 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
18 WVU Medicine Children's 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 WVU Cancer Institute 3
21 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 2
22 School of Public Health 2
23 WVU Eye Institute 2
24 School of Pharmacy 2
25 Reed College of Media 2
26 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 1
27 Global Affairs (International) 1
28 Rosenbaum Family House 1
29 First-Generation Student Success 1
30 Student Government Association 1
31 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
32 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
33 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
34 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
35 HSC Charleston Campus 0
36 HSC Eastern Campus 0
37 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
38 Residence Hall Association 0
39 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 0
40 Sports Club Federation 0
41 Student Life 0
42 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
43 WVU Foundation 0
44 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
45 WVU Libraries 0
46 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 Chambers College of Business & Economics 342
2 WVU Extension Service 338
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 260
4 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 197
5 WVU Medicine Children's 195
6 School of Medicine 153
7 Alumni Chapters 118
8 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 107
9 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 100
10 Reed College of Media 97
11 School of Dentistry 90
12 WVU Greatest Needs 90
13 Alumni Association 86
14 College of Education and Human Services 84
15 College of Law 83
16 School of Pharmacy 80
17 School of Nursing 79
18 College of Creative Arts 78
19 WVU Athletics 75
20 WVU Cancer Institute 71
21 Honors College 67
22 WVU Tech 63
23 Mountaineer Maniacs 44
24 School of Public Health 41
25 WVU Libraries 33
26 First-Generation Student Success 32
27 HSC Charleston Campus 22
28 Student Government Association 22
29 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 19
30 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 18
31 WVU LaunchLab Network 17
32 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 16
33 WVU Foundation 15
34 Student Life 15
35 Rosenbaum Family House 14
36 WVU Eye Institute 12
37 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 11
38 Global Affairs (International) 10
39 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 9
40 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 9
41 WVU Online 7
42 Sports Club Federation 4
43 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 4
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life 3
45 Residence Hall Association 2
46 HSC Eastern Campus 1
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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 Chambers College of Business & Economics $1,629,762.22
2 School of Medicine $1,055,725.36
3 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources $401,227.34
4 Alumni Association $183,411.98
5 School of Pharmacy $167,585.36
6 School of Dentistry $119,225.54
7 WVU Athletics $117,224.79
8 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences $89,594.07
9 WVU Medicine Children's $84,015.59
10 WVU Tech $51,995.66
11 WVU Extension Service $45,002.14
12 College of Law $32,420.90
13 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design $27,962.70
14 WVU Greatest Needs $27,082.88
15 College of Creative Arts $25,342.52
16 WVU Foundation $25,170.18
17 WVU Cancer Institute $22,737.41
18 Reed College of Media $18,188.78
19 Alumni Chapters $17,173.41
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences $13,272.39
21 College of Education and Human Services $11,049.79
22 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program $10,460.00
23 School of Nursing $9,001.80
24 School of Public Health $7,125.54
25 Honors College $6,551.80
26 WVU Libraries $5,695.72
27 HSC Charleston Campus $5,565.36
28 WVU Eye Institute $4,835.00
29 WVU LaunchLab Network $3,682.36
30 Potomac State College of West Virginia University $3,635.36
31 First-Generation Student Success $2,785.90
32 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute $2,395.54
33 Rosenbaum Family House $1,960.36
34 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute $1,750.00
35 Student Life $1,730.54
36 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) $1,526.54
37 Student Government Association $1,460.72
38 Mountaineer Maniacs $746.09
39 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives $621.08
40 Global Affairs (International) $505.54
41 WVU Online $370.36
42 Sports Club Federation $240.18
43 Critical Care and Trauma Institute $220.00
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life $160.00
45 Residence Hall Association $25.18
46 HSC Eastern Campus $25.00
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Honors College Collins Experiential Learning Endowment Match
Former WVU Honors student and Foundation Scholar, Matthew Schessler, and his wife, Elizabeth, will match all gifts received for the Dr. William & Karen Collins Experiential Learning Endowment fund, up to $750. Dr. Collins is a former Director of the University Honors Program. Please help us reach this goal by making your gift today.
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Honors College Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match
Former Director of the Honors Program, Bill Collins, and long-time Office Administrator, JoAnn Evans, will match all gifts, up to $600, to support our area of greatest need, the University Honors Program Fund. Please help us meet this match by making your gift today.
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Honors College "First Ten Gifts" Challenge
The first 10 gifts made on WVU Day of Giving to the Honors College Greatest Needs Fund, will unlock a $500 donation from Dean Ken Blemings.
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