The Presidential Scholarship Community Gala

In response to guidance from public health officials, WCU made the difficult decision to cancel all public gatherings for the remainder of the semester, including the Gala. Due to the uncertainty of when this crisis will end, we will not reschedule at this time. Please remember that at the heart of this decision is our students. Scholarships continue to help students overcome barriers and drive success—this will remain a constant. Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees who generously directed their support to the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

The Presidential Scholarship Community Gala

Upon hearing the financial challenges that students and their families continue to experience due to the COVID-19 outbreak, numerous sponsors of the Gala have made the decision to redirect their gifts to a Student Emergency Aid Fund that has been explicitly established to help students who have been impacted directly by the global health crisis.

The Student Emergency Aid Fund will assist WCU students who are facing technology gaps that were previously filled through existing on-campus resources; confronting unanticipated expenses due to reduced work hours; experiencing financial aid and tuition payment difficulties; and who are working through the new challenge of completing the semester remotely.

Members of the community who wish to help these West Chester University students are invited to visit to learn more.

Amidst a global pandemic that has adversely affected students’ lives in significant ways, the generous corporate partners and individuals in the community listed below are actively making a difference in WCU students’ lives by way of the Student Emergency Aid Fund and/or Presidential Scholarships, in addition to these event sponsors: Citadel; M&T Charitable Foundation; Meridian Bank; PSECU; TD Bank; and Univest.

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