It’s time to Double Your Money to create scholarships for IUP students! Make a gift to the Sutton Scholarship, and for today only, your investment in the next generation will be matched dollar for dollar.
You can make twice the impact on the world by helping to fund a high-achieving student’s tuition, if you act today. Through the duration of today’s challenge, the Foundation for IUP will match your gift to the Sutton Scholarship. Today’s goal is $20,000, which will fully fund 20 Sutton Scholarship awards, with the foundation’s match.
The Sutton Scholarship is presented to incoming, high-achieving freshman students upon their admission to IUP. These students must earn the scholarship for subsequent years by retaining a high academic standard. Your gift will ensure the best and brightest students are prepared and armed with their IUP degrees to become the next generation’s leaders. It’s an investment in the future.
IUP is competing for performance funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If the number of people who support IUP through scholarships and other gifts increases this year, the university stands to be rewarded additional funding. Last year, because of our progress toward established performance measures across the university, IUP received a performance award of $4.3 million.
Thank you, IUP alumni, faculty, staff, and friends! You joined together to raise $20,282 today for IUP students! Coupled with the match from the Foundation for IUP, that's $40,564 of scholarship support. On behalf of all IUP students, thank you!
Give today so that your $100 gift will make a $200 impact; your $250 gift, a $500 impact; and your support combined with that of the Foundation for IUP will turn $20,000 into $40,000 for IUP students!
Ask your fellow IUP friends to join you and spread the word using #DoubleYourMoneyIUP. Hurry! The $20,000 Double Your Money Challenge ends tonight at midnight. Check back often to see our progress!
Our Progress to $20k
This recruiting scholarship, administered by the undergraduate admissions office via an on-campus interview process, provides up to $2,000 awards to students who are considered high achievers. It is renewable for up to four years, based upon annual academic performance. The purpose of this scholarship is to attract high-quality students to campus and to defray their debt load post-graduation. In its first year, Sutton Scholarship awardees attained an average GPA of 3.65. Out of 256 scholarship recipients, 77 had a perfect 4.0.
Invest today to help IUP attract and retain students of high potential and, ultimately, supply our communities with highly qualified graduates!
Tory came to IUP from a small rural town not far from campus. Now a sophomore, she is a member of the first cohort of Sutton Scholars. At IUP, she has found her place—and she couldn’t be happier. She is surrounded by people who are as excited about music as she is, including her bassoon professor, Dr. Jason Worzbyt. He has given her real-world examples of how to inspire students, and because of that, she cannot wait to teach music after graduation. Tory plays baritone in the IUP Marching Band, works two part-time jobs, and is an active member of the marching band, clarinet choir, concert band, and symphony band. To say she’s busy would be an understatement. Without the Sutton Scholarship, she would not have the time to immerse herself in her studies. It is making all the difference.
Your gift helps to ensure young students will receive the best education from talented and inspirational teachers, like Tory.
A first-generation college student, Sarah’s goal is to become a nurse and work in either a neonatal unit or a children’s hospital. Her reasons for doing so are very personal. As a child, Sarah’s father was diagnosed with cancer, and the nurses that she encountered along the way comforted her and helped her to cope. She wants to give back to other children in the same way. The faculty and her peers in IUP’s Nursing department have become like family to her. She’s taking advantage of the Nursing Simulation Lab to gain real-world experience and it has been invaluable. Without the Sutton Scholarship, Sarah would not be able to maintain her enrollment.
Your gift helps to ensure Sarah and other students like her will be the best professionals they can be.
To learn more about how to apply for consideration for the Sutton Scholarship, visit www.iup.edu/suttonscholars.