Growing a Resilient Washington
What if we were more resilient? More able to face the unexpected, adapt for the future, and build stronger, healthier communities?
With your help, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is fostering a more resilient Washington.
- The newly established CAHNRS Community Scholarship will assist students with financial need, a strong work ethic, and potential for success. It will help them stay in school despite unforeseen expenses and hurdles.
- The WSU Master Gardener Endowed Chair Fund aids volunteer-driven, science-based training to empower Washingtonians to grow healthy, sustainable gardens for food, health, and community.
- The 4-H Excellence Fund supports programs to inspire and support teens to become achievers and leaders in today’s world. Through 4-H, teens explore STEM, agriculture, civic involvement, healthy living, and learn how to make decisions and be productive members of their communities.
- The Laurel Hansen Entomology Fund empowers graduate students who work to make a sustainable difference in our urban environment.
- The Viticulture and Enology Student Support Fund ensures scholars overcome unexpected hurdles to stay on track, growing a stronger, more diverse industry.
Join us. Your gifts can transform "What if..." into reality.
CAHNRS Community Scholarship
What if students could stay in school and complete their degrees, even when faced with an unforeseen financial hurdle?
To build a resilient Washington, WSU helps prepare the next generation of leaders who can succeed amid the unexpected. The newly established CAHNRS Community Scholarship will assist students with financial need, a strong work ethic, and potential for success in agricultural, human, and natural resource sciences, with a priority to serve first-generation and underrepresented scholars.
Your donation ensures that unanticipated needs, such as a car repair or medical visit, don't derail a promising student from completing their degree, or keeping their educational journey on track. Imagine resilient scholars succeeding—that's the promise of the CAHNRS Community Fund.
Join the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences in working for healthy communities and families, an adaptable workforce, a secure food supply, and sustained natural resources.
WSU Extension Master Gardener Program Endowed Chair Fund
What if every Washingtonian had access to a sustainable garden and the benefits that gardening brings to healthy people and our planet?
The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program brings communities together through science-based training and volunteerism on gardening for food, beauty, health, and sustainability.
The Master Gardener Endowed Chair Fund will create the nation’s first fully dedicated faculty chair for the Master Gardener program. This new chair will build robust courses and partnerships to reach and teach thousands of volunteers.
Support the WSU Master Gardener's at work in your community, in perpetuity.
4-H Excellence Fund
What if every Washington youth had the confidence to lead a healthy, civically active life? Through the WSU 4-H Youth Development Program, young people become learners and leaders in a diverse, changing world. Through 4-H, teens explore STEM, agriculture, civic leadership, healthy living, and learn how to make good personal decisions, be productive members of society, and give back.
The 4-H experience develops young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities, and twice as likely to make healthier choices and participate in STEM programs.
The 4-H Excellence Fund supports programs to inspire and support teens in learning leadership, civic engagement, and life skills.
Viticulture and Enology Student Support Fund
What if WSU viticulture and enology students who face unexpected financial hardships were supported, empowered, and encouraged to persist?
The newly established Department of Viticulture and Enology is home to a diverse student body that includes many first-generation and underrepresented minority students. Barriers to their success often come outside of the normal scholarship cycle and are typically beyond the scope of traditional scholarship criteria.
As a department that is closely connected to industry, we value a diverse workforce capable of innovative solutions, and recognize the need to keep students in crisis from falling through the cracks. Choosing between food, transportation, and textbooks should never be a dilemma that our students face. The Viticulture and Enology Student Support Fund has been established to immediately and holistically support students through challenging life situations.
Sustainable Urban Pest Management
Invasive or damaging insect pests can harm our homes, gardens, and environment. What if every Washington community had access to safe, state-of-the-art, sustainable ways to protect the places we live, work, and play?
Scientists at WSU explore and monitor the urban environment, offering sustainable pest management practices to experts as well as every citizen in our state. Our Department of Entomology provides solutions to urban pest problems through research, education, and outreach.
In 2022, the pest control industry, led by Kurt Treftz from Cascade Pest Control, honored a pioneering WSU alumna, Dr. Laurel Hansen, for more than 50 years of work in urban pest management, establishing a scholarship in her name. Her work has contributed to healthy communities and safe and sound structures.
The Laurel Hansen Entomology Fund supports graduate students whose research is making a difference in our urban environment.