During the remaining months of the campaign, the WTAMU Foundation is focused on raising $5 million more for WTAMU student scholarships. Prior to the campaign, there were 146 under-endowed scholarships (scholarships below $10,000) and 511 endowed scholarships. Now only 66 scholarships remain under-endowed, and the number of endowed scholarships has increased to 591. Please join the more than 9,100 donors and Share Your Pride with a quick gift to scholarships by using the secure online giving form.
Scholarships and fellowships play a vital role in helping to recruit and retain top students. Increasing the scholarship endowment by $15 million would generate $750,000 in annual scholarship awards to help recruit top students, benefit highly qualified students and open the door to a world of opportunities for first-generation students. Donations to WTAMU scholarships are an investment in a new generation of leaders and help ensure that all students get an opportunity to live the exceptional experience that is West Texas A&M University.
Universities that recognize and support faculty through endowed chairs and professorships have the upper hand when it comes to recruiting and retaining top faculty members. A campaign goal of $8 million in endowed faculty and program support will allow WTAMU to offer competitive salaries and valuable resources to attract leading scholars. A top faculty enriches the life of the University and helps attract the best students to campus. Having endowed professors and chairs teaching in our classrooms and working in the University’s research facilities will nurture a learning environment focused on the latest in research, thinking and publishing and help provide an exceptional educational experience for generations of WTAMU students.
Providing a secure, welcoming and supportive campus environment is a priority as WTAMU begins its second century. Support for the creation of new campus buildings and renovations of existing facilities paves the way for growth in enrollment numbers, enhances student amenities and builds Buff Pride.
Ambitious goals for the University’s second century ensure that future generations of Buffs have the opportunity to pursue their hopes and dreams in the challenging, stimulating atmosphere that makes West Texas A&M University unique. It’s an atmosphere that boasts Buff Pride and produces graduates who enrich the business, cultural, educational, medical and agricultural professions of the Texas Panhandle and beyond.