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Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

WSU’s College Affordability Programs

The past year tested WSU students everywhere in many ways. Work opportunities that financed college were lost, new educational expenses emerged due to distance learning, and family financial hardships became crises overnight. Through these challenges, Cougs showed the resilience for which they are known. They were supported by our generous community—a community that believes financial circumstances shouldn’t prevent someone’s aspiration for a college education.

The programs listed below provide student funds exclusively for educational expenses, thereby supporting WSU’s core mission. These opportunities, both central and system-wide, are available to students on all WSU campuses, regardless of their major. In addition, they only support students’ unmet needs—the educational costs their financial aid doesn’t cover. Please join us in supporting the next generation of alumni and leaders.

Cougs Help Cougs. Support our college affordability programs

Invest in Cougs

Provides matching funds and financial education for students saving for college, through a shared investment in their future. Donor contributions are matched by WSU.
Donate Here

Crimson Community Grants

Crimson Community Grants provides emergency grant aid between $200 and $1000 for academic expenses to students who need to leave school, as the result of a short-term financial crises. CCG also provides peer-to-peer mentoring, post-emergency advising, individualized budgeting, and resources based on the student’s situation, in order to promote lasting financial wellness.
Donate Here


"This program really helps me invest in my future, and that's what drove me to apply." Shannon Emmons Invest in Cougs Participant "I don't think I would be at WSU today without Passport" quote by Vitor Moreira Da Silva Passport Participant

If you would like to support the academic needs of a specific community of students, we have programs, scholarships, and emergency aid for:

  • Former foster youth students at WSU Donate Here
  • WSU students who are experiencing homelessness Donate Here
  • High-achieving students from low-income backgrounds participating in CSF Achievers at WSU Donate Here
  • Low-income and first-generation students transitioning to college through the Cougs Rise program Donate Here
  • The following communities are supported through the OAE Excellence fund: Donate Here
    • Low-income and first-generation WSU students pursuing a teaching degree
    • Lower-income and first-generation WSU students pursuing a STEM degree
    • Veteran and other military-affiliated students at WSU

Learn More about our Programs!

Don't Forget to Spread the Word!
You can also make a major impact by spreading the word via social media, e-mail, text, and word of mouth!
Share this address: www.cougsgive.wsu.edu/provost with #CougsGive and encourage your family and friends to make a donation. Go Cougs!

Leaderboard
Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Veterinary Medicine $219,595.00
2 Cougar Athletic Fund $41,325.00
3 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $24,070.00
4 WSU Vancouver $19,245.00
5 Murrow College of Communication $16,535.00
6 Honors College $14,450.00
7 Division of Student Affairs $13,505.00
8 College of Education $13,115.00
9 College of Arts & Sciences $11,390.00
10 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences $10,050.00
11 Carson College of Business $9,006.00
12 WSU Everett $8,525.00
13 College of Nursing $7,775.00
14 WSU Tri-Cities $5,235.00
15 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture $3,370.00
16 Graduate School $3,250.00
17 Libraries $2,525.00
18 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship $2,390.00
19 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences $2,300.00
20 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement $2,135.00
21 WSU Global Campus $1,800.00
22 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU $1,150.00
23 WSU Alumni Association $510.00
24 WSU Health Sciences Spokane $500.00
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$500 Lunch Time Bonus Challenge
Congrats to the College Of Veterinary Medicine on unlocking the $500 lunch time bonus!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 College of Veterinary Medicine 88
2 Division of Student Affairs 36
3 College of Education 32
4 WSU Vancouver 30
5 Cougar Athletic Fund 28
6 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 22
7 College of Arts & Sciences 21
8 WSU Tri-Cities 18
9 Honors College 16
10 Carson College of Business 16
11 Murrow College of Communication 15
12 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 9
13 College of Nursing 8
14 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 7
15 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 7
16 WSU Everett 6
17 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 5
18 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 5
19 WSU Global Campus 5
20 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 4
21 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 2
22 Libraries 2
23 WSU Alumni Association 2
24 Graduate School 2
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Success!
Cougar Ambassador Most Donors Inspired Challenge
The Cougar Ambassador who inspires the most donors through referrals will unlock $500 to a #CougsGive fund of choice. How many donors can YOU inspire? This challenge is anonymously sponsored by an '09 alum and current WSU employee. The winner of this challenge will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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Success!
$500 Lucky Number 131
Thanks to Kathy Ryan for making the 131st gift of the day! The Giving Hope Through Cancer fund has received a bonus $500.
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Success!
$500 Bright and Early Donor Bonus
Congrats to Paul Bolls, his bonus will go to the Murrow Dean's Excellence Fund!
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Leaderboard
Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Veterinary Medicine 220
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 106
3 WSU Vancouver 86
4 Division of Student Affairs 76
5 Murrow College of Communication 67
6 College of Education 63
7 College of Arts & Sciences 62
8 WSU Everett 48
9 WSU Tri-Cities 47
10 Honors College 42
11 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 35
12 Carson College of Business 34
13 College of Nursing 31
14 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 29
15 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 20
16 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 17
17 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 16
18 WSU Global Campus 15
19 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 13
20 Libraries 11
21 Graduate School 6
22 WSU Alumni Association 6
23 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 6
24 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 4
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Leaderboard
$500 Night Owl Challenge
The campus, college, or program with the most unique donors from 6 p.m. to midnight will receive a $500 bonus thanks to an anonymous donor!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 College of Veterinary Medicine 51
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 30
3 Murrow College of Communication 24
4 WSU Vancouver 14
5 Division of Student Affairs 13
6 College of Arts & Sciences 11
7 WSU Everett 11
8 College of Education 10
9 WSU Tri-Cities 8
10 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 8
11 Honors College 7
12 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 6
13 Carson College of Business 6
14 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 4
15 Libraries 4
16 College of Nursing 3
17 WSU Alumni Association 3
18 Graduate School 2
19 WSU Global Campus 2
20 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 2
21 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 2
22 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 1
23 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 1
24 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 1
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Success!
Cougar Ambassador Total Dollars Inspired Challenge
The Cougar Ambassador with the largest total dollars in referrals will unlock $500 to designate to a #CougsGive fund of choice! This challenge is anonymously sponsored by an '09 alum and current WSU employee. The winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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Success!
$500 Cougs Help Cougs Twitter Challenge
Thank you to @TheHollyJones (Crimson Opportunity Scholarship Fund) and @joanne_m_h (Cougs Feeding Cougs) for your tweets! Your chosen funds have received $500 bonuses from our anonymous challenge donor!
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