Your Gifts at Work

  • Sometimes gifts help IUP with immediate needs, but we also must plan for the future and seek gifts that are put into funds and can fulfill needs over a longer period of time.

    Make your annual gift now to have an immediate impact and assist students with Deans Merit Scholarships, the Sutton Scholarship, and a variety of other needs—books, travel expenses, program enhancements, and more.  

    For gifts of larger sums that have a lasting impact, you may discuss your options by calling 855-477-5266 or sending an email to

    Whatever you choose, rest assured your gift makes many great things happen. See the stories below to find out how.

  • 180 Degrees of Impact
    Before nursing students enter their first clinical experiences in hospitals, they work with clinical kits, which contain all the instruments they will encounter. Jim and Mary Ann Dickey decided to cover the cost of kits for all of IUP’s 180 sophomore nursing students.
    A Broader Perspective
    For Linus Morales, the spark ignited in a high school Spanish class—the moment when he realized he had a gift for foreign languages. Today, the Asian Studies student in the Cook Honors College has seen that spark turn into a blaze of discovery.
    Athletes, but Students First
    As Hannah Mercer makes a point: "I say there’s no other college that has the balance of sports, academics, and community service IUP does. More scholarships for more kids go a long way."
    Earthquakes and Mesoscale Faults
    Studying the data associated with earthquakes and mesoscale faults in Taiwan takes time, and a Dean’s Merit Scholarship enabled Allison Berry to stay on campus over the summer to do just that, through the Research Experience for Summer Scholars program.
    Independence for All
    When she was five, India Scott lost her vision three weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. To converse with her, you’d never guess she has struggled with anything, however. Her independence and her drive to succeed are fierce, and her positive outlook overshadows the fact that she is blind.
    Research Regimen
    When she has the chance to meet professor emeritus Richard Magee, Sophia Walder-Hoge will thank him for being the kind of person who inspires and influences those who study in IUP’s Psychology Department. She’s grateful not only for the mark he left on his department but also for the assistantship that bears his name.