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Wright State University Foundation accepting applications for Students First Fund grants

Program supports student success initiatives at the Dayton and Lake Campuses

All Wright State students, faculty and staff with a creative concept to promote student success are welcome to apply for a Students First Fund grant. Continue reading

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Investing in the future

Wright State graduate Vercie Lark ’86 and his wife, Lisa, created a scholarship fund for students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Lisa and Vercie Lark’s scholarship assists students who can easily get overlooked when it comes to needing money for college. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News |

Wright Day to Give shatters fundraising records

Annual giving day raises more than $205,000 to help Wright State students

25% of the gifts on the Wright Day to Give were directed to student emergency funds within the colleges, the Deedrick Student Support Fund or the Raider Food Pantry. Continue reading

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Call to action

Wright State students and alumni support scholarships to promote equity and inclusion

Wright State’s George Floyd Memorial Scholarship and Retain the 9 Scholarship help support students from underrepresented populations. Continue reading

Posted in Alumni, Alumni Association, Biology, Education & Human Services, Giving, Home news sidebar, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, News, Science & Mathematics, Teacher Education |

A champion for students

Wright State’s new president, Sue Edwards, leads the charge in focusing on student success

For President Sue Edwards, turning around Wright State ties back to three pressing priorities: recruitment, retention and relationships. Continue reading

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Helping hands

Scholarships and programs help former foster youth thrive at Wright State

D’Layne Wilens, an Independent Scholars Network student at Wright State, received support from the Rise. Shine. Scholarship fund. Continue reading

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Paying tribute

Marc Porter ’77, ’80 creates a scholarship to honor the late Wright State professor Gordon Skinner

The Gordon B. Skinner Scholarship Fund will support the full cost of tuition for a student enrolled in the College of Science and Mathematics and majoring in chemistry. Continue reading

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Opportunity knocks

Area companies continue to hire Wright State students and recent graduates for internships and full-time jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Students and alumni are encouraged to utilize Wright State Career Services and the many important tools they provide to assist with job searching. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Accountancy, Alumni, Business, Career Services, Coronavirus, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Mathematics & Statistics, News, Science & Mathematics |

Wright State University Foundation awards Students First Fund grants

12 projects selected for the second year of Students First funding

The 12 projects selected for funding will have far-reaching impacts on both the Dayton and Lake campuses. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Career Services, Chemistry, Disability Services, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, English, Giving, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, Liberal Arts, News, Residence Life & Housing, Science & Mathematics, Student Success, Students First Fund, Teacher Education, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Wright State Student Emergency Relief Campaign raises $67,287

Crowdfunding campaign helps students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Student Emergency Relief Campaign generated gifts from 529 Wright State University alumni, faculty, staff and community partners. Continue reading

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