Giving Annual Fund Areas to Give
Thinking critically, acting responsibly, leading effectively, and living humanely—the primary elements of Wabash’s mission statement—challenge Wabash men to take their education and dreams seriously. At a time when much in our culture asks very little of young men, we challenge our students—many who do not know how good they are—to realize their best ambitions for themselves.
They learn side-by-side with faculty and fellow students, compete on the playing fields, and perform on the Fine Arts Center stages. They boldly lead the men in their living units and they purposefully take charge of their futures.
Gifts to one or more of the four areas of the Annual Fund support Wabash students and their experiences.
WABASH’S HIGHEST PRIORITY (UNRESTRICTED) Gifts marked as unrestricted have a far-reaching impact on all Wabash students. These gifts are the most necessary and important for the College to receive on an annual basis as they impact every area of the Wabash experience from technology to facilities. Unrestricted gifts also help bridge the gap between what it costs for a Wabash education and what students actually pay for their education.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID A contact between an alumnus and a prospective high school student or an admissions counselor and a prospective student is often the start of a young man’s relationship with Wabash. As a student considers Wabash there are usually a lot of questions about the cost of a Wabash education. Students can take advantage of numerous merit-based scholarships like the Top 10 and Top 20 scholarship programs — where awards range from $15,000 to $17,500 per year. Annual Fund support contributes to scholarships and need-based financial aid, and makes the Wabash experience affordable for students who are serious about their own success and who might not be able to attend the College without some type of assistance.
FACULTY AND PROGRAM SUPPORT Wabash is serious about close-knit relationships between students and faculty. That is why Annual Fund gifts to the Teaching & Learning area enable Wabash to maintain a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 13 students. In this rigorous academic environment, students are engaged with some of the finest teachers in the world.
STUDENT EXPERIENCES. Wabash is committed to providing students with the best living and learning experiences that provide opportunities beyond the classroom. Gifts allocated here will make an impact on the following areas of a Wabash Man's life: Immersion Learning, Internships, Fraternities, Residence Halls, Athletics, and Fine Arts.