So far, more than 34,000 donors have joined Wesleyan's THIS IS WHY campaign, which ends on June 30. Read on to learn the compelling stories of the profound ways your generosity is supporting Wesleyan students and strengthening an education characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Because Wesleyan is our cause!

Scholarship Student Spotlight

Adriane ’19

May 2, 2016

Cavanagh Family Scholarship

Adriane ’19, from Adamsville, Alabama, says, “I'm a first-generation student who didn't think I could go to college because my family couldn't afford to send me. Being here means I have the opportunity to make a better life for myself, and hopefully I can do what I love along the way.”… more

Cole ’17

April 18, 2016

Rhode Island Scholarship Fund

Cole ’17, a biology and the neuroscience and behavior double major from Bristol, Rhode Island, says,  “Wesleyan stands for opportunity. This school enables its students to follow their passions, in any form they may come. The people and professors here are so compassionate… more

Miranda ’16

April 5, 2016

John C. Blankenagel Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship

Miranda ’16, a German studies and theater double major from Boston, Massachusetts, says, “I chose Wesleyan because I was astounded by the passion of the student body. Attending Wesleyan means being able to pursue my passions and interests to the fullest with resources available for… more

Sadichchha ’16

March 22, 2016

Pearson Family Wesleyan Scholarship

Sadichchha '16, a College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) and government double major from Kathmandu, Nepal and Astoria, New York, says, "Attending Wesleyan means opportunity for me. Coming to a school like this has opened so many doors, both socially and professionally. The skills I have learned… more

Alison ’16

March 7, 2016

Ellen Jewett '81 and Richard L. Kauffman Endowed University Scholarship

Alison ’16, a psychology major pursuing a Certificate in the Study of Education, from Tucker, Georgia, says, “I visited and I knew I had to come here. It was the student body, the ethos of the students here that drew me in. I loved that people felt engaged and passionate without being competitive.… more

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