Scholarships and Student Assistance

Funds from this endowment in “Support of our Students” will be used to support students with unexpected and life-altering emergencies. This assistance could come in the form of a plane ticket for a student who needs to get back to their family in case of an emergency, textbooks for a semester, or other personal need.

Gwen Hale Resource Center

Food and other basic needs insecurity has significant impact on our lives. It increases stress, difficulty concentrating, decreases our likelihood of completing courses and degrees. The Gwen Hale Resource Center (GHRC) intends to ease this burden. According to campuswide surveys, more than 20% of students UMW students experience some level of food insecurity. Our goal is to provide food, clothing, school supplies, toiletries, and other items at no cost to any member of the UMW community.

General Scholarship Fund

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 will 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 Fund is 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

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.

UMW Veterans Endowment

The purpose of this endowment is to ensure that the men and women who gave through military duty to our country will have resources to grow at the University of Mary Washington. Help us serve those who have served or continue to serve us through military service by making a gift to the Veterans Endowment


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Brian ’84 and Erma Baker ’82 will match each gift made to the Veteran’s Endowment dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 beginning on Veteran’s Day, November 11 through the end of Giving Tuesday, November 28th. $950 has already been given, so we have $4,050 left to meet the full match! Support the Veteran’s Endowment today to double the impact of your gift!
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