View the Eyewitness reports and learn how gifts to scholarships and programs support our students.
Nautica Hereford, Psychology, 2015
"I appreciate the support that others give to Wright State, because I come from a background where college is merely a dream. It it weren't for someone opening their arms and reaching out to me, I wouldn't be here today."
Dan Darkow, Management Information Systems, 2015
"I chose to come to Wright State because it is one of the most accessible schools in the country for students with disabilities. This allows me to be as independent as possible while being away from home. Wright State has everything I can imagine to have a full college experience - including an outstanding business program which suits my major."
Brenda Robinson, Nursing, 2013
"I started reading oncology books when I was eight years old. Since then, I always knew I wanted to become a nurse. I can't imagine being anything else. As a single parent, I had to overcome many challenges to make my dreams reality. Because of my hard work and the wonderful support and encouragement from faculty and clinical instructors, I have been able to achieve my goals."
Jessica Ohler, Computer Science, 2014
"One of the things I value most about Wright State is that students are given the chance to succeed, even when they've had their share of financial and academic challenges. I've met many talented students who would not be able to receive their Wright State education without financial support from our donors. I, myself, received scholarships that helped me afford college. Without those scholarships and the additional programs and resources that Wright State provides for its students, my success wouldn't be possible."
Marie Mehaffey, International Studies, 2013
"I grew up in Congo, and when my family and I moved here five years ago, I got to experience life in a very new way. It became very clear to me that some people get to live, while others just get to survive. This has been the inspiration behind my dream to impact the lives of child soldiers and to teach them how to live a life without crime. The diverse atmosphere at Wright State has given me a world-view perspective on what's going on in the lives of others, and has prepared me to be open-minded in order to understand what the children I will be working with are going through. Without this scholarship, and the additional programs and resources that Wright State provides for its students, my success wouldn't be possible."
Tiffany Bienz, Office Information Systems, 2013
"My college degree is very valuable to me. It puts me ahead of other applicants and allows me to achieve my goals and dreams"
Raghav Suri, School of Professional Psychology, 2015
"After getting my medical degree in India, I decided to go into the field of psychology because I felt I could serve people better."
Shelia Goins, Organizational Leadership, 2015
"The group providing the scholarship needs to know they are picking the best student available. By going above and beyond my studies, I want to show them that I am a valuable asset and that they are not wasting their money. And showing they are providing an education to someone who is going to use it."