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.
Two Ways to Make an Impact
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
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
More than 450 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 Kristin Heisey, Director of Stewardship for more information.
Your Gift Matters
West Chester University has the highest retention rate among PASSHE institutions. Scholarships help keep students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence on campus.
Fund Their Future
Last year, donors like you contributed $4,104,757 to scholarships that kept dedicated students flourishing at WCU. Here’s why every contribution counts.
Break DownScholarships 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 theYour gift helps WCU attract top-performing students with multiple college offers, and it creates a path to success for underserved, academically talented individuals.
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.