A difference you can quickly see
When you give to the College of Education, for any reason, we promise you that we’ll be good stewards of that money. But when that money is given for scholarships, you can easily see how it makes a difference. Scholarships matter. And because they’re attached to individual students, the great things that they are able to accomplish is, in many ways, a testament to your generosity.
There’s never a bad time to give to scholarships
We’re never more than halfway through one academic year before we’re thinking about the next. One reason to do that is the start of the scholarship cycle. As the application deadline of January 31 comes and goes, we are reminded just how essential financial help is for our students. That’s why we work year-around to raise scholarship funds. Just 30 percent of undergraduate applicants for College of Education scholarships receive some funding.
The college scholarship committee, comprised of faculty and staff, makes every effort to support as many students as possible. Sometimes we pool money from several sources to create a scholarship. Undergraduate scholarship recipients receive awards of at least $1,000; graduate student recipients, at least $2,500. Obviously that’s a long way from covering their tuition. But the financial aid can pay for books, groceries, or child care. It can eliminate the need for a second part-time job and allow more time for studies. We would like to give larger scholarships and give them to more students. With your help, we will.
Meet Noah Fitzgerald Thomas
“So many people have helped me on this journey. They all have been so kind, generous, and willing to let me grow and I am so thankful. I’m forever in everyone’s debt for doing this because it will help me become the best Athletic Trainer I can be.”
– Noah Fitzgerald Thomas (’22)
Noah Fitzgerald Thomas is a nice young man from Centralia, WA who wants to be an athletic trainer because it blends his love of sports with his desire to help other people. Since he came to WSU, he’s had some amazing experiences. But above all, he values the help he’s received and can’t wait to pay-it-forward.
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