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A Stronger College with Your Support 

Thank you to all who gave on our first Day of Giving. Nearly $3 million was raised for WVU. If you missed the event and would like to contribute to the Honors College, there are still many ways you can help.
  • Greatest Needs By donating to the University Honors Program Fund you are directly supporting academic exploration through the Honors curriculum, experiential learning including research and internship opportunities and other programs offered through our living and learning communities
  • Faculty Research Supports faculty participation in the Honors College with academic related research travel, equipment, library resources and other research assistance
  • Scholarships Provides scholarships to support experiential learning through internship, research or travel abroad
  • Undergraduate Research Supplies the tools to conduct research and supports new research opportunities.  Funding also provides the financial means to attend competitions and make presentations gaining valuable experience aligned with student interests and career goals
  • Stewart Memorial Fund (ASPIRE) Provides direct support for student applications for nationally competitive scholarships or fellowships. Past students have received Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. These activities may include travel to scholarship interviews, supplemental funding for study abroad awards, research projects development
  • Pre-Health Programs  Assist students across the university in navigating the highly competitive application process for entry to health-related professions.  Support underwrites specific experiences like the mock interview process as well as expenses of sponsoring and attending networking events with schools and employers nationwide.
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    The funds listed need your support, but a gift in any amount to any program matters as we seek to enhance skills and challenge our students to ask questions, seek impossible answers and delve into the unknown.   Every gift invested by Honors Alumni and friends strengthens and grows our college.  The students we serve shine the light on the breadth and depth of West Virginia University as a premier institution of higher learning.  

Alumni Network

The William E. Collins Alumni Society, named for the second director of the Honors programs, is a way of reconnecting graduates of the West Virginia University Honors College, as well as a support network for the Honors College itself. 

The Society's purpose is two-fold:

  • to foster and enhance educational opportunities for the students of the WVU Honors College.
  • to bring together alumni and friends of the WVU Honors College. 

We are always looking for alumni who want to re-connect with the college as speakers or mentors for students. If you are interested, send a note to Dean Ken Blemings

Give to Honors

Your generosity provides momentum in turning challenges into incredible opportunities to transform the future of WVU Honors College students. Private giving provides unique opportunities for academic exploration, experiential learning, and broad networking and professional preparation activities to enhance the undergraduate experience for WVU’s high-achieving students.