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Women of WVU

Our Mission

To empower and inspire women as leaders, philanthropists, and advocates for WVU.

Women of WVU is a giving circle of women helping women created through the WVU Foundation in 2014. It is designed to provide women who love our University another way to become engaged. By combining resources through the Women of WVU Enrichment Fund, members create a collective voice and set an example of giving back for generations to come.

Women of WVU Enrichment Fund

The Women of WVU Enrichment Fund was established by the Leadership Council of Women of WVU to benefit female WVU students or any WVU program benefitting women and West Virginia. Each member invests $1,000 annually to the Fund which is intended to support activities that complement, extend, and enhance the academic experiences at West Virginia University.

Through an annual grant process, the Enrichment Fund has supported many projects centered on issues that impact women, including child and dependent care, access to personal care items, food safety and nutrition, substance abuse, diabetes research and education, women’s success in STEM fields, and removing barriers to success.

PROGRAM POLICIES

Student Applicants:

  • Maximum award up to $2,500
  • One-time award
  • Must be a female WVU student with a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Purpose must impact women and West Virginia
  • Funding is not available for tuition, books or fees, or international travel
  • To be considered for the Enrichment Fund, proposals must be received by the application deadline, April 22, 2022.

Program Applicants:

  • Must be a recognized WVU organization or faculty member
  • Maximum award up to $5,000
  • One-time awards, up to three consecutive annual awards may be requested
  • Funding is not available for tuition, books, fees or international travel
  • Purpose must impact women and West Virginia
  • To be considered for the Enrichment Fund, proposals must be received by the application deadline, April 22, 2022.

This application period is to award projects that are taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Applications for projects outside of this timeframe will not be taken into consideration.

The awarded funding may only be applied to the projects and programs that are outlined in the application proposals.

Preference will be given to projects and programs that directly benefit West Virginia.

To apply, complete the Enrichment Fund application. A grant proposal and letter of recommendation are required as part of the application.

Grant proposals will be no longer than two double-spaced pages stating the need for funding and how the funding will impact women/ a woman at WVU and West Virginia. The proposal should list other sources for funding being sought by the applicant. A letter of recommendation from a WVU advisor or representative outlining the value of the learning experience to the student is required. Applications that do not meet these guidelines will not be taken into consideration.

Recipients are required to submit a report at the end of the project detailing results and benefits of receiving the grant.

Apply Now

For information on becoming a member or how to apply for funding please contact  womenofwvu@wvuf.org  or call Executive Director of Leadership Annual Giving, Jena Prokopchuk at 304-282-5929. 

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Become a Women of WVU Member

For information on becoming a Women of WVU member, or how to apply for funding, please email Executive Director of Leadership Annual Giving, Jena Prokopchuk Jprokopchuk@wvuf.org, or call 304-282-5929. 

 

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