Giving to Wright State


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
—Nelson Mandela

Did you know that before there was a Wright State University there was a Wright State University Foundation?

Since our incorporation on December 15, 1966, we have been working—in conjunction with University Advancement—to help this great university provide an affordable, accessible, high-quality education to students from all walks of life.

Like our founders themselves—key leaders of Dayton-area business and industry in the 1960s—we still believe that the dream of a college education should be a reality for anyone with the potential and drive to succeed.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, we have:

  • Distributed more than $51 million in scholarships
  • Established 811 scholarship funds

We look forward to working with you to make your giving experience as meaningful and inspirational as possible. Thank you for your support of Wright State University.

Impact of Giving

Student

Tori '20

Faculty and staff support of the university through CSIC displays a belief in Wright State students to pursue their dreams and career aspirations. Without scholarships, many students, like myself, would not be able to attend college due to the financial strain that college has on an individual and their families.
Student

Aaron '21

When faculty and staff show support for scholarships and programs, it shows their support for student success. The Wright State community plays a key role in overall success of the university. The scholarships and programs that they fund help not only student success but morale and retention.

Giving Stories

A vision of love and community

In the 13-year history of the African American Alumni Society’s scholarship program, countless black students’ lives have been enriched through education and community
Wright State alumni collaborated with the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center to establish the African American Alumni Society scholarship.

Opening the doors of opportunity

Retired Wright State professor Pierre Horn establishes a scholarship for students studying French
Pierre Horn, who taught at Wright State for 24 years, hopes his scholarship will encourage students to study French and travel to France or Quebec to improve their speaking ability.

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