Your Gift Will Change Lives

WSU students achieve their dreams through transformative giving »

Your Gift Will Change Lives

WSU students achieve their dreams through transformative giving »

What impact will you make?

Our Wichita State University Foundation team is ready to help match your interests and priorities with opportunities to advance Wichita State. There are many ways individuals, organizations and foundations can get involved in Wichita State’s vision to create meaningful change in the lives of students and the communities they serve. Whether your passion is supporting an academic college, establishing a student scholarship or giving through your estate, our development team can help find the right opportunity for you. Simply fill out our contact form so we can get to know you. Together, we can change our world through the power of education.

Shocker Fund Giving Tuesday


Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday following Thanksgiving – is a day set aside every year for Shocker Nation to come together in support of our students.

This Giving Tuesday, we are encouraging alumni and friends of Wichita State University to make a recurring monthly gift. For the price of a weekly cup of coffee, your $20-a-month gift will make a positive impact on students. The dollars you give will support the Shocker Fund and the academic college of your choice.

The Shocker Funds are flexible and able to meet students’ changing needs, which are critically important in times like these. When you join your fellow Shockers and make a gift before or on Giving Tuesday, you show students that someone believes in the power of their education.

Make your recurring or one-time gift today.

Share the message of giving. #GivingTuesdayWSU


Shock The World

You Shocked the World!

After seven years, our $250 million Shock the World Campaign has drawn to a successful close. We’ll share final numbers soon!

For now, we send heart-felt gratitude to all who donated. As part of the Shock the World Campaign, a 36,000-square-foot building dedicated to the academic, personal and professional development of our student-athletes is now open, you can watch a video here .

You can also watch a virtual tour at this link from Pitching Coach Mike Pelfrey as he gives an inside look into the updated Wichita State Baseball facilities at Eck Stadium, Home of Tyler Field. Renovations include state of the art locker room, media room, weight room, athletic training area, player lounge, and offices for coaches and staff..

Need-based Scholarships is our top priority

Every year, Wichita State has far more students who apply and qualify for financial aid than can be
helped with our available resources. That means that 31 percent of students who need help are turned away. The average financial gap is $2,000 for residential students. We believe everyone who wants a college education should have that opportunity. Here is how you can help close the gap.

  • Endow a need-based scholarship.
  • Contribute to a need-based scholarship in one of our academic colleges.
  • Learn more by visiting our priorities page.
  • Fill out our contact form to speak to a development team member.


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How Giving Helps

Your gift has a ripple effect. When you support students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend college, you not only change their lives, but also the lives of their families and the communities where they live. Your generosity helps Wichita State students succeed. Just take a look at the numbers in fiscal year 2019, July 2018-June 2019.


Raised in gifts & pledges


In Scholarships & Fellowships Awarded


Students Received Scholarships

Scholarships create better futures

“More than one-third of Wichita State students have a gap in the financial aid they’re receiving versus what they need to pay for tuition and fees. When you give philanthropically to Wichita State students, you are changing lives through the gift of a college education. It’s about changing the future for that student and the future generations of that student’s family and, ultimately, our greater community and society as a whole.”
— Sheelu Surender, director of financial aid at Wichita State


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