The Students

UVa-Wise has a history of transforming lives. In the far southwestern corner of Virginia, every dollar of our scholarship endowment continues to have far-reaching effects. Private scholarships have enabled students to attend college who otherwise could not—and allowed them to graduate with a minimum amount of debt. According to U.S. News & World Report, for the past several years UVa-Wise graduates have had lower average debt load than that of students from any other liberal arts college in the nation.

With a larger scholarship endowment, we can attract able students who otherwise could not afford a college education. The implications of such support are huge—not only for the students themselves, but for the community, our region, our Commonwealth, and our nation.