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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 program created through the WVU Foundation designed to provide the women who love our university another way to become engaged. Through a sense of a belonging and collaboration, Women of WVU will give our alumni and friends the opportunity to participate in educational activities, network with other accomplished women and create a collective voice all in support of West Virginia University.

We invite you to join us to make a difference in the lives of all WVU women.

Learn about West Virginia University and its areas of excellence as well as how you can make a difference in the lives of female faculty and students.

Experience the power of giving together as we invest in the many projects and programs at WVU. By giving together we set an example of giving back for generations to come.

Celebrate and connect with other women who share a passion for WVU. Meet the faculty and students who are directly impacted by your giving.

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. The Women of WVU Enrichment Fund is intended to support activities that complement, extend and enhance the academic experiences at West Virginia University.

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 30, 2019

Program Applicants:

  • Must be a recognized WVU organization or faculty member
  • Maximum award up to $5,000
  • One-time award
  • 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 30, 2019

This application period is to award projects that are taking place between  July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. 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.

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For information on becoming a member or how to apply for funding please contact  womenofwvu@wvuf.org  or call Program Coordinator, Mary Esposito at 304-284-4016.

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