At West Chester University

Contribute to an existing scholarship — or create  your own and define a new legacy of success. Either way, you have the power to help students  reach their educational potential.

Make a Gift


Two Ways to Make an Impact

Annual Scholarship

An annual scholarship gift is a one-time award that makes funds available to deserving recipients immediately. This is the fastest way to change the life of a promising student today.

  • At $10,000 or more, you can name your scholarship
  • Your gift will typically be awarded within one year

Endowed Scholarship

With an endowed scholarship, your gift is invested in perpetuity. Our Foundation maintains careful stewardship over your funds, awarding a percentage of its market value over time to create ongoing student impact.

  • Endowments require a minimum $25,000 commitment
  • Your gift will be awarded to WCU students in perpetuity

Create or Fund a
Scholarship Today

More than 544 scholarship funds already exist at West Chester University. We can show you a fund that matches your criteria, or help you enact a new vision for promising students.

Contact Jill Siskind ’09, Senior Director of Development for more information.


Contact Us to Get Started

Your Gift Matters

West Chester University has an 82% first-year retention rate. Scholarships help keep students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence on campus.

Fund Their Future

Last year, donors like you contributed over $4.3 million to scholarships that kept dedicated students flourishing at WCU. Here’s why every contribution counts.

Break Down
Financial Barriers

Scholarships change lives for hundreds of Rams each year. Your gift means recipients can afford not just tuition, but also books, food, and peace of mind.

Bring in the
Nation’s Brightest

Your gift helps WCU attract top-performing students with multiple college offers, and it creates a path to success for underserved, academically talented individuals.

Seniors Need Your Help

Fund to Finish scholarships grant emergency assistance to WCU students with unexpected financial issues that threaten their graduation.

Donate Now

Are you a student looking to apply to a scholarship?
Contact the WCU Financial Aid office to review your options.

See Your Impact

Every day, donors like you help WCU Foundation make important, lasting impact in students’ lives. Explore our stories to see what we’ve already accomplished together – and how we’ll continue to create ongoing success at WCU.

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