Where to Give at WTAMU

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Where to Give at WTAMU

Donations to WTAMU scholarships are a life-changing gift that can benefit a great number of deserving students. Even a small gift can make a big difference, because together we can do so much. To give the gift of education, please call 806-651-2070 or give online.

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Scholarship Facts

  • Average contribution amount per donor, per year: $50
  • Foundation awards approximately $750,000 in scholarships annually through private support
  • Average Foundation scholarship award—$1,000 per year
  • Scholarships can be established to honor or memorialize an individual, group or family
  • Donors can determine any criteria for scholarship award. Don't see the option you want on the Make a Gift form?  Simply indicate "other" and enter in any criteria you like.
  • Estimated cost of degree–$50,000 +

Non-Endowed Scholarships

Non-endowed scholarships are gifts that provide scholarship funds to students directly from a donor's contribution. These include General Scholarships. These gifts are typically less than $10,000. Most of these scholarship awards are based on academics, leadership, campus and community involvement and/or financial need.

Endowed Scholarships

A scholarship can be established with an endowed gift. Endowments are invested, and the interest provides a perpetual source of income to help generations of WTAMU students through a legacy that lives forever. Donors may name their scholarships for themselves, a friend or family member or a business or organization.

Endowed Chairs

An endowed chair is a coveted position that brings prestige and distinction to a college discipline while providing faculty support for research and creative work. It offers opportunities for program growth and development and recognizes scholarly excellence. Endowed chair positions recognize the generosity of donors in perpetuity and serve as a valuable tool in recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty members.

$1 million - Endowed Chair


A professorship expands opportunities for exceptional faculty members by providing additional resources for teaching, research and professional activities and development. Faculty members benefit from the coveted title, and students glean from the professor’s academic insight and leadership.

$100,000 – Professorship

Endowed Giving Levels
  • $25,000 - Endowed Scholarship
  • $25,000 - Graduate Assistantship Endowment
  • $25,000 - Provost Leadership Endowed Scholarship
  • $40,000 - President's Honor Endowed Scholarship
  • $100,000 - Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Honor Scholarships assure the recruitment of top academic students and provide the recipients educational and leadership opportunities. Honor scholarships available at WT include the Presidential Scholarship, President’s Honor Scholarship or the Provost’s Leadership Scholarship.

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Giving is versatile in its approach

No matter which level fits you, WT is influenced greatly by your gift and commitment. Joining WT in its climb to prominence in higher education.

Program & Faculty Support

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.

Program Enhancement Facts

  • Program support provides resources for enhanced teaching and learning opportunities.
  • Professorship and chair positions serve as role models and strengthen the foundation of academic excellence.
  • Endowed funds perpetually support faculty.
  • Gifts honor or memorialize loved ones.
Support Faculty with Endowments
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