We are very excited to announce that we have raised enough money to officially endow a new scholarship. The Friends of UWW Scholarship needs time to mature and accumulate interest, and then will be available for distribution in fall 2018. The Friends of UWW Scholarship was initially created by the members of the Friends of UWW Alumni group in response to the growing need for scholarships for adult students facing financial challenges.
"After hearing some of the stories we hear from UWW students facing often heartbreaking financial challenges, the group knew they had to do something, and they did," remarked UWW Director Dr. Ingrid Bracey. "I cannot express how amazed I am at the strength of the UWW community- students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the program- who came together to make this happen."
Members of the Friends of UWW contributed crucial seed money, with additional funds raised through three years of campaigns and events, including UMassGives- the university's 2 day fundraising campaign.
"The goal now is to continue to grow this scholarship fund so every year, we have more funds to distribute to those in need," stated Bracey.
You can contribute to the Friends of UWW Scholarship fund anytime, by visiting UWW's giving page and adding "Friends of UWW Scholarship fund" in the Special Gift Instructions box.