Reasons to give: College of Arts & Sciences
One of the most powerful forces in the classroom is the presence of talented students who help raise the level of classroom discussion and spark new interests among peers. Establishing an undergraduate scholarship in the College of Arts & Sciences will help recognize academic achievement and promote diversity among the student body, while graduate scholarships help us recruit students on a global scale, increasing the overall scholarship of the university. Establishing a scholarship is a wonderful way to make a connection — a connection we value.
Attracting and retaining faculty members of the highest caliber is as important as attracting the best and the brightest students. Funded chairs and professorships are an important draw for award-winning faculty and internationally renowned researchers. Your support will make a difference in the college’s ability to competitively compensate sought-after faculty members, thereby guaranteeing successful graduates for years to come.
Adding new space, making renovations and updating technology are all opportunities for enhancement. Environment is an integral part of a course’s infrastructure, and often the knowledge a student gains is only as up-to-date as the equipment they use to gain it. Your support will foster a rich educational environment for today’s K-State students that will prepare them for the challenges they will meet in the workplace.
During times of economic crisis, state support can dwindle, leaving few resources to draw from when the need for funds inevitably arises. An excellence fund can make an enormous difference in this kind of situation — creating more scholarships for the students who deserve them, or allowing more time for faculty to focus on writing grants and obtaining new knowledge. Your support of emerging needs in the College of Arts & Sciences helps ensure our efforts to provide the best for our students.