Academic Excellence

Our academic programs include both exceptionally strong majors and offerings that are unique in the region served by the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Two areas that are seeing rapid growth at UVA Wise are undergraduate research and international study abroad programs. In order to keep pace with the increased demand for these programs long-term we must secure additional endowed funds.

These funds will assist our students in attending and presenting at conferences, travel costs (both domestically and internationally), lodging, summer research stipends, research supplies, etc. The ability to offer these opportunities will directly impact our ability to recruit and retain more students.

The opportunity to do such has been increased through the introduction of the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund.

  • A gift of $50,000 up to $999,999 (payable over a 5-year period) will be matched at 50% (ex. a gift of $100,000 will become $150,000 with the match).
  • A gift of $1 million or more will be matched at 100% (ex. a gift of $1 million will become $2 million with the match).

Experiential learning has become critically important to our students—97 percent of whom earn jobs or are placed in graduate school following their UVA Wise graduation. As they prepare for graduate school interviews and compete with other outstanding graduates for employment, experiential learning and academic excellence helps them distinguish themselves.

Thank you for considering a gift to make learning outside of the classroom more meaningful to UVA Wise students.


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Ways to Give

From endowments and annual fund gifts to bequests and planned gifts, there are many ways to make an impact at UVA Wise that fit a variety of lifestyles.

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