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Scholarships and Student Assistance

Nearly $2 million in donor-funded scholarships are awarded to more than 500 Mary Washington students each year. Yet the need for financial assistance is much greater. Nearly half of all undergraduates qualify for need-based aid. Many of these students would not be able to afford a college education without the support of the University's generous donors. Your gift to the General Scholarship Fund or in support of scholarships for underrepresented studentwill help at-risk students stay in school, take on less debt, and graduate on-time. If you would prefer to designate your gift to a specific scholarship, please choose "Other" on the donation form and note the name of the scholarship in the text box provided. 

The General Scholarship Fundis used to augment other sources of financial aid. It gives us the flexibility to help students who are most vulnerable, those facing a financial crisis, or who need extra support. 

Technology Assistance Fund

During the pandemic, the University received CARES ACT funding to help support student's technology needs to ensure they were able to fulfill their course schedule and succeed. While the CARES ACT funding was greatly utilized, we know that this source of funding will not be here in future years, but the need will remain. Your gift to the Technology Assistance Fund helps eliminate the gap in access for students, equalizing their opportunity to perform at their highest potential. The fund may assist students through a number of solutions, including the following:

  • internet access for remote students
  • access to specialized software
  • personal wifi or hotspots to ensure consistent internet access for coursework
  • the student laptop loan program

Gifts supporting our Technology Assistance Fund will make it possible for these students to successfully finish their course material.

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