Give to the College

photo of a student in millett hallThe College of Liberal Arts is at the very heart of the Wright State University undergraduate experience, offering educational opportunities for nearly 3,000 students in more than 50 academic programs. You can make a positive impact in the lives of these students and their fields of study by making a gift to a scholarship or program listed below. When you choose a fund, you will be directed to the online giving page to make your secure credit card gift to Wright State University.

Thank you for your gift to the College of Liberal Arts!

Not sure which fund to support? The dean of the College of Liberal Arts has identified five funds of top priority to support needs within the college, including student scholarships, academic research projects, special programs, and other needs.

Please select as many designations as you like from the list and click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to be taken to the Online Giving page to make your donation.

CoLA Priority Funds

  • This fund is used at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Supports liberal arts majors
  • This scholarship is for Liberal Arts majors who plan to study abroad and who have attained a minimum gpa of 3.0.

CoLA General Funds

  • Supports any junior or senior College of Liberal Arts major with financial need and a gpa of at least 2.5
  • Supports students who come from families who do not qualify for either need-based or merit-based scholarships
  • To support activities and programming led by CLASS (College of Liberal Arts Student Success).
  • This fund supports the faculty development awards for College of Liberal Arts Faculty
  • Funds awards for teaching excellence, scholarships for study abroad inititaives and other areas.
  • Available to any major in the college, must have a 3.0 high school GPA and is renewable to graduation. Must maintain a 3.0.
  • This scholarship is for Liberal Arts students who are traveling abroad for the first time, particularly those traveling to a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Supports fine or performing arts majors with financial need and a 3.0 gpa
  • Supports College of Liberal Arts students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in leadership activities
  • Supports College of Liberal Arts students participating in a study abroad program
  • Supports CoLA students who have demonstrated financial need.
  • Supports outstanding students in the fine and performing arts
  • Supports former Muse Machine participants who are majoring in Music or Theatre Arts

Other

  • To support the Dialogue on Race Relations Program

African and African-American Studies

  • This scholarship is for students with financial need in the African and African-American Studies Program.

Applied Behavioral Sciences

  • This fund supports the Applied Behavioral Sciences program

Art and Art History

  • This scholarship serves the areas of greatest needs within Art majors.
  • This fund supports the acquisition of art for the permanent collection and the purchase of teaching materials
  • This fund supportst the Art & Art History art exhibitions
  • This fund serves the areas of greatest need in the arts program.
  • To support students in the Department of Art & Art History in COLA
  • Supports female Studio Art majors
  • Supports Art/Art History majors
  • To provide financial assistance and encouragement for students in the Department of Art and Art History
  • Supports students with financial need who are majoring in Art
  • This fund supports the emerging needs and programming activities with the University Art Galleries at Wright State University

Communication

  • This scholarship supports full-time juniors or seniors with declared majors in Mass Communication and preference to students with financial need.
  • This fund is used at the discretion of the Chair of the Department of Communications.
  • This scholarship is for Communication majors.
  • This fund supports outstanding juniors and seniors majoring in Communication
  • This award pays for full tuition for a senior studying Organization Communication. Remaining balance may be used for program expenses.
  • Supports students preparing for a career in broadcasting with specific concentrations in production, promotion, advertising and/or broadcast management

Criminal Justice

  • This fund is used for any and all activities in the Crime and Justice Studies program
  • This scholarship is for Crime and Justice Studies majors.

English

  • This scholarship is for English majors who have an emphasis on Creative Writing. Students must have reached the junior status, and have a minimum gpa of 2.75 in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • To support English Department students with an Integrated Language Arts Education (ILA) concentration.
  • This fund is used to provide improved teaching courses for undergraduates in the English Department
  • This fund was established to honor 15 men and women who founded and built WSU English Department. This fund will support activities and programs that: build & support student communities in the English Dept.; develop students' membership and participation in a professional community; sustain students' personal sense of professional identity; assist students in efforts to work collaboratively as professionals; give students experience in producing and editing a publication; support experiences for students that complement the academic regimen of the classroom; and provide students with opportunities to apply classroom learning.
  • To support senior English majors who will graduate in the year the award is distributed.
  • To support English majors with a concentration in professional writing or creative writing.
  • This fund was established for money to be used for the chair's discretionary account.
  • This scholarship supports English majors who will have earned at least 90 hours by the term in which the award begins and who have obtained a 3.5 gpa.
  • This fund supports the study abroad expenses
  • Supports students majoring in English-Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry
  • To support English students with passion for and demonstrated success in English studies.
  • Supports the activities of the LEAP program
  • Award recipients and number and amount of awards will be determined by the LEAP program Office
  • This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate English majors.
  • To support scholarly or other profesisonal development opportunities
  • To support English students with an interest in literature

History

  • For a WSU graduate entering the M.A. in History program, with preference given to someone pursuing the Public History concentration.
  • To support history majors
  • This scholarship supports the students majoring in history.
  • This fund was established to fund faculty development awards for CoLA history faculty.
  • This fund was established to support activities and purchases which are relative to the enhancement of the department.
  • This scholarship is for graduate students in the History Department, who demonstrate a financial need and maintain a 3.5 gpa.
  • To fund programs, projects, and activities in support of the M.A. in History, Public History concentration.
  • This fund is intended to support public lectures and events at Wright State University that relate to the Middle East and Islam. The funds will be used to provide financial support for these events.
  • This fund provides financial support and recognition to students who excel in undergraduate courses in Latin American History
  • This fund will support the area of greatest need within the Public History graduate program.

Humanities Program

  • This fund supports for the Humanities Master's program.

International Studies

  • This fund provides support for the International Studies program

Liberal Studies

  • This fund was created to provide learning funds for students in the Liberal Studies program.
  • This scholarship is for Liberal Studies majors.

Modern Languages

  • To help defray any expenses related to the Arabic Immersion Day
  • To cover expenses associated with the China Ambassador Program and study abroad in China.
  • This scholarship is for undergraduate students who are taking courses in the Department of Modern Languages.
  • Supports students participating in the WSU Ambassador Program to France
  • This fund was established as a discretionary account for the Chair.
  • This fund was established to support travel abroad opportunities for Modern language students.
  • This award supports undergraduate students who are studying abroad during the core academic year. First preference will be for students in the Department of Modern Languages. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.

Music

  • This fund supports the visiting artist programming for CELIA
  • This fund supports the program needs for CELIA's projects and programs in the arts at WSU
  • This fund supports the CELIA Fellows program
  • This fund supports CELIA parternship program
  • Support for faculty for research in the arts
  • This fund supports the needs of the Cello Studio
  • This fund supports the needs of the Chamber Music Program
  • This fund supports the Choral Music Program under the direction of the Director of Choral Studies
  • This fund supports University Chorale touring.
  • This fund supports the clarinet programs.
  • This fund was established to fund the purchase of a concert piano.
  • Music majors that are interested in chamber or classical music
  • The fund is used for repair/replacement of musical instruments that are used by faculty associates (adjunct faculty)
  • This fund supports the areas of greatest needs of the Music Department
  • To support the area of greatest need associated with ETHOS in the School of Music.
  • This fund is used in support of the Flute Studio Program
  • This fund is used for programming and/or scholarship needs for the Harpsichord Studio
  • This fund supports the areas of greatest need of the Horn Studio
  • This scholarship is for Music majors with piano as the major instrument.
  • This scholarship is for incoming guitar majors.
  • To provide financial support for students majoring in music.
  • Supports Music majors
  • This scholarship is for students of Korean descent who are studying music.
  • To fund scholarships for students majoring in piano or organ performance.
  • This fund was established for use for programming and/or scholarship needs for the Low Brass Studio.
  • Supports woodwind majors in the Department of Music
  • This fund was established to be a discretionary account for the music chair.
  • This scholarship supports Music majors.
  • This fund was established to support the Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale activities.
  • This fund was established for funding percussion programs.
  • To support the Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity in enhancing the environment of the WSU Music Department and American Music on campus and in the community.
  • Supports Music majors who have reached, at minimum, sophomore level
  • This scholarship is for Vocal Music majors.
  • This fund was established to fund the saxophone wind programs.
  • This fund was established to be used in support of the strings program.
  • To support the area of greatest need associated with The Hatfield McCoy Triptychs Program in the School of Music.
  • To support The Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate and/or The Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student Award in the College of Liberal Art's School of Music.
  • Supports Music majors who are specializing in an orchestral instrument
  • This fund supports the areas of greatest need of the Trombone Studio
  • This fund was established to be used in support of the trumpet studio program.
  • This fund was established to provide operating support for the University Opera Theatre at WSU.
  • This scholarship is for Piano majors.
  • This fund supports the activities of the Wright State University Wind Symphony

Political Science

  • This fund was established to provide learning funds for International and comparative Politics students.
  • This fund supports the areas of greatest needs of the Model UN Program
  • This fund was established to support activities of the Model UN Program.
  • This fund was established to improve outreach and extracurricular activities and encourage excellence in politics.
  • This scholarship is for Political Science majors.

Programs

  • To support the activities of the Applied Policy Research Institute.
  • To secure funds for the CAC expansion and modernization project.
  • To support the outstanding Model UN delegate.
  • Support the Model UN Program

Religion, Philosophy and Classics

  • This fund supports the Classics program
  • This scholarship is for Classics majors.
  • This scholarship was established to be used to support a lectureship named in honor of Nicholas Piediscalzi, founding chair of the department of Religion.
  • Supports the Philosophy program
  • Supports the Religion program
  • This scholarship is for Religion majors.
  • Established for religion majors to foster discussion of religion.
  • This scholarships was established in honor of Ronald F. Hough, and it helps students majoring in Philosophy.
  • This scholarship is for Classics majors with a minimum gpa of 3.0.

Scholarships

  • This scholarship supports students in the College of Liberal Arts with leadership qualities with a minimum gpa of 3.0.
  • Scholarships. Graduate or Undergraduate, financial need, majoring in one of the following: Political Science, Urban Affairs, Geography, International Studies, Economics, Applied Behavioral Science, or Public Administration.

Social Science Education

  • This fund was established to support activities related to the social science education program.

Social Work

  • Scholarships for Social Work majors.
  • This scholarship funds for Social Work majors with a 2.25 minimum GPA and financial need as documented by the Office of Financial Aid
  • This fund was established to support programs in social work such as student conference attendance, annual speaker/workshops, professional development, student research assistantships or instructional support needs.
  • To support Masters of Social Work majors who have financial need and have a minimum gpa 2.75 in their undergraduate work. Successful recipients must have a "pay it forward" spirit.
  • This scholarship is for senior Social Work majors who plan to work with clients with disabilities during their field education.
  • Scholarship for Social Work majors.
  • This scholarship is for senior Social Work majors who exhibit the qualities that Ellen possessed; kindness, cheerfulness and unselfish caring for others.
  • Supports Social work majors who are committed to furthering the development of solutions to the social work issues that affect all people in modern society
  • Scholarship for Social Work majors.
  • To support first generation students and senior social work students
  • Need-based scholarship for non-advanced standing MSW students.
  • This fund was established to be used at the discretion of the Chair of Social Work.
  • This scholarship supports the students majoring in social work.

Sociology and Anthropology

  • This scholarship is for continuing Sociology majors who have a minimum gpa of 2.5.
  • This scholarship provides financial assistance for continuing Anthropology majors.
  • This fund is used at the discretion of the Chair of Sociology Anthropology Department
  • This scholarship is for Sociology/Anthropology majors.

Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures

  • To bring in alumni from the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures to conduct workshops, master classes, seminars, lectures and/or other appropriate activities to share their expertise and experiences for the benefit of students, faculty, and staff.
  • This scholarship was established to give financial encouragement to promising people to pursue an education within the Department of Theater Arts. Recipient will have demonstrated financial need.
  • Supports Theatre Arts majors
  • This fund is for student dance projects
  • Originally created as Intent to Endow on 2/26/2016. Fund has reached minimum threshold of $10,000 for endowment. Endowed 1/10/2017.
  • This scholarship is for Design/Technology students in the Theatre Arts Department.
  • Fund the Renovation of the Festival Playhouse
  • This scholarship is for Department of Theatre Arts majors.
  • Supports Theatre Arts students
  • This fund was established to fund student motion picture projects.
  • Scholarships to support Motion Picture students.This fund was established with gifts by Motion Pictures alumni, family, and friends that have an interest in supporting the film community at Wright State University. Recipients must have a completed script, and be a senior.
  • To fund expenses of the Musical Theatre Initiative
  • This scholarship is for students who have been admitted into the Acting or Acting/Musical Theatre program.
  • This scholarship supports female, junior or senior in the Motion Picture program
  • This scholarship supports the students majoring in theatre arts.
  • Theatre arts program fund was established to be used at the discretion of the chair of Theatre.
  • This scholarship is for students in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures.
  • To support visiting artist programming in the Dept. of Theatre, Dance & Motion Pictures.
  • To support a Jr. or Sr. female student majoring in Motion Picture, with a demonstrated financial need

Urban Affairs

  • To support the area of greatest need within the School of Public & International Affairs.

Urban Affairs/Geography

  • This scholarship is for meritorious students majoring in Georgraphy.
  • This fund was established to fund geography program expenses.
  • This fund was established to support masters of Urban Administration Alumni activity.
  • This fund supports the Nonprofit Leadership Program
  • This scholarship is for students who have completed at least one course in the Non-profit Certificate Program with a minimum gpa of 3.0
  • This fund supports service, research, and study abroad in South Africa.
  • This fund supports the South Africa study abroad program
  • This fund supports the student projects and receives donations raised through the projects
  • This scholarship is for Urban Affairs majors.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • This fund was established to support the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
  • Supports Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors