$ 315,439 raised 779 gifts
Student Affairs has raised $ 9,560 from 35 gifts!
Student Affairs

First-Generation Abroad Program 

A worldly view brings a lifelong impact.

WSU’s first generation study abroad students are high achievers who will stand out in today’s competitive global job market. 

Due to multiple obligations outside of college, such as family or work, low-income and first-generation students are less likely to be engaged in the academic and social experiences that lead to success in college, such as studying in groups, interacting with faculty and other students, using support services, and participating in extracurricular activities (Engle & Tinto, 2008).  Study abroad is an important part of any college student’s educational experience—those who study abroad perform better in the classroom and have higher graduation rates. WSU’s first generation study abroad program encourages and supports students who are interested, but may not have the understanding, funding, or awareness to participate. 

Nationally, 34% of undergraduates at institutions that grant bachelor degrees or higher are first-generation students. (NCES, 2010).

Of first-generation college students who studied abroad, 8% more graduated within four years, 20% more graduated in five years, and 20% more graduated within six years in comparison to first-generation college students who did not study abroad (UC San Diego, 2009).

From your support, students will

  • gain cultural understanding & open-mindedness
  • learn to work with diverse populations
  • gain unique perspectives & lifelong memories
  • increase future employment opportunities
  • receive guidance from professionals on transferring their new global competency skills back to campus organizations, internship opportunities, scholarship applications, and potential employers

Your donation makes global learning possible for WSU’s first generation college students. 

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First Generation Abroad $5,000 Match - Mary Jo Gonzales
VP of Student Affairs and WSU alumna Mary Jo Gonzales, '95 and '01, will match the first $5,000 in gifts to support First Generation students studying and learning abroad in order to help them become our future global leaders!
$4,780 MATCHED
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#CougsGive Dollars Raised
See which departments have raised the most on #CougsGive!
Rank Department Raised
1 Cougar Athletic Fund $193,066.00
2 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $11,187.88
3 Honors College $9,075.00
4 Voiland Engineering & Architecture $7,982.00
5 Murrow College of Communication $7,260.00
6 Carson College of Business $5,967.70
7 Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences $5,719.00
8 Student Affairs $4,780.00
9 College of Veterinary Medicine $4,200.00
10 Libraries $3,768.50
11 Museum of Art/WSU $3,600.00
12 College of Education $3,202.00
13 College of Arts and Sciences $2,844.00
14 Graduate School $2,760.00
15 College of Nursing $2,750.00
16 College of Pharmacy $1,815.00
17 Other (please specify below) $1,780.00
18 Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center $1,150.00
19 Northwest Public TV & Radio $1,110.00
20 WSU Tri-Cities $1,020.00
21 WSU Vancouver $865.00
22 General Scholarships $695.00
23 Unrestricted Support $566.00
24 WSU Global Campus $520.00
25 WSU Health Sciences Spokane $420.00
26 WSU Research $420.00
27 International Programs $395.00
28 CougParents Program $345.00
29 WSU Alumni Association $277.00
30 Student Success Initiatives $170.00
31 Undergraduate Education $100.00
32 WSU Press $100.00
33 Student Financial Services $65.00
34 WSU North Puget Sound Campus at Everett $60.00
35 Office of Commercialization $0.00
36 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) $0.00
37 Social and Economic Sciences Research Center $0.00
38 WSU Performing Arts $0.00
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#CougsGive Gifts
Thank you to all who have already contributed for #CougsGive!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1 Cougar Athletic Fund 178
2 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 49
3 Voiland Engineering & Architecture 49
4 Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 47
5 College of Arts and Sciences 47
6 Carson College of Business 46
7 Student Affairs 35
8 Honors College 34
9 Murrow College of Communication 33
10 Libraries 29
11 College of Education 28
12 College of Veterinary Medicine 27
13 College of Nursing 21
14 WSU Tri-Cities 21
15 Museum of Art/WSU 19
16 Other (please specify below) 16
17 WSU Vancouver 16
18 General Scholarships 15
19 College of Pharmacy 9
20 WSU Global Campus 9
21 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 7
22 WSU Research 7
23 International Programs 7
24 CougParents Program 7
25 Northwest Public TV & Radio 5
26 Unrestricted Support 5
27 Graduate School 4
28 Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center 4
29 WSU Alumni Association 3
30 Student Success Initiatives 3
31 Student Financial Services 2
32 WSU North Puget Sound Campus at Everett 2
33 Undergraduate Education 1
34 WSU Press 1
35 Office of Commercialization 0
36 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 0
37 Social and Economic Sciences Research Center 0
38 WSU Performing Arts 0
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