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Giving to the Graduate School

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Support Graduate School programs and initiatives

Your financial commitment helps to enrich our graduate students' education and quality of life ensures they are better prepared academically, professionally, and personally to serve as a force for positive change in our world and address the complex challenges of both today's society, and the future.

Commitments such as yours have become essential to our ability to take a leadership role in graduate education, research, and outreach.  At Virginia Tech, we are fortunate to have some of the country’s finest graduate students in our student body, and your outstanding commitment to their development is genuinely appreciated.  On behalf of those graduate students who will benefit from your philanthropy, we appreciate your investment in the Graduate School and helping us strengthen graduate education at Virginia Tech for many years to come.

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Dr. Karen P. DePauw

Transformative Graduate Educational Fund

Transformative Graduate Education is changing the face of Virginia Tech and the Graduate School. Developed by Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education, Karen DePauw, this ambitious initiative pushes the boundaries of traditional disciplinary academic education and works to provide a  diverse, inclusive, and innovative graduate educational experience.

Please show your commitment to Transformative Graduate Education by making a gift to the Dr. Karen P. DePauw Transformative Graduate Educational Fund today. To make an online contribution, click “Give Now,” which takes you to the university's giving page. Select the “Enter your own,” button on the webpage, and then enter “Dr. Karen P. DePauw Transformative Graduate Educational Fund.”

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Graduate School Advanced Degree Alumni Fund

Your unrestricted gift will provide significant financial flexibility, allowing Dean DePauw to allocate resources where they can make the greatest impact.

Please show your commitment the Graduate School by making a gift to the Graduate School Advanced Degree Alumni Fund today. To make an online contribution, click “Give Now,” then select “Graduate School Advanced Degree Alumni Fund” from the drop down menu.

Endowed Scholarships

The Graduate School also encourages you to consider endowing a new fund, which bears your name or the name of someone who impacted your life. The perpetual support provided by endowed scholarship funds is critical to helping Virginia Tech meet its financial aid budget. With the Graduate School’s growing commitment to reducing the loan burden upon our students, your gift to help establish an endowed scholarship fund will help us meet the challenge of providing our students with the competitive financial aid that they need to attend Virginia Tech.  

Invest in the next generation of faculty, researchers and professionals. Give today!

For more information, or to discuss ways you can contribute to graduate education, please contact:

Judy M Wolfe, Director of Leadership and Major Gifts

University Development (0336)

540-231-2873, 610-212-4009