Fairmont State Foundation

Braxton county native inspires local students through endowed scholarship

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Carson Drake wants students at Fairmont State University to know that they can make a difference in the world—socially, technically and spiritually. 

Scholarships allow student-athlete Lake Porter to continue in excellence

Monday, May 13, 2019

The “Every Gift Matters—the Scholarship Campaign” helps students to continue their education both in and out of the classroom while also being able to gain experiences they wouldn’t otherwise have had.  Student-athlete Lake Porter of Charlston, W.Va., said scholarships give her a sense of relief knowing she is taken care of and can focus on her academics. 

Fairmont State Foundation welcomes new president

Monday, April 22, 2019

Fairmont State Foundation has named long-time development professional Julie R. Cryser as the CEO and president of the foundation effective April 22.

Jed and Vicki Smith make historical gift to support Fairmont State University students

Friday, April 12, 2019

On Friday, April 12, Fairmont State history was made when Jed and Vicki Smith donated $1M to the Fairmont State Foundation. This historic gift will create the Jed and Vicki Smith Scholars endowment which will award scholarships to full-time students. This is the largest gift received from a living alumnus in university history.

Local car enthusiasts support students with gift to scholarship campaign

Monday, April 01, 2019

The Muscle Car Mafia has evolved in its 25 years to be a community-minded group committed to supporting worthy causes. Each year, the organization holds fundraising and promotional events and chooses one local charity or cause to support. Over the past five years, they have donated more than $15,000 to local charities.

When asked why they chose to support scholarships this year, the members said the choice was easy.  

Scholarships enable Fairmont State student to soar

Friday, December 14, 2018

Earlier this month, the Fairmont State Foundation announced a $1.3 million campaign aimed at closing the gap between two and four-year scholarships over the next 12 months. For students like Fairmont State Senior Samantha Tate, the "Every Gift Matters—the Scholarship Campaign" is a way to allow students to have experiences in and out of the classroom.

Fairmont State Foundation announces scholarship campaign

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Fairmont State Foundation appropriately chose Giving Tuesday, the unofficial start to the holiday giving season, to announce a new scholarship campaign aimed at closing the gap between two- and four-year student scholarships. The campaign aims to raise $1.3 million over the next 12 months. 

First Energy provides funding for electrical lab upgrades

Thursday, July 12, 2018

First Energy, a longtime partner of Fairmont State University, presented a $16,500 check and donated equipment to the College of Science of Technology’s Engineering Technology program on Thursday. 

Jean Gotolski endows scholarship at Fairmont State University

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jean Gotolski, a 1947 graduate of Fairmont State College has created a scholarship at her alma mater, in memory of J.T. and Carmer George. Through this endowed scholarship, Gotolski hopes that students can study their passions, regardless of their financial situations. 

The “American Dream” becomes reality through leadership gift

Monday, May 21, 2018

Born in Havana, Cuba and growing up in Madrid, Spain, Fairmont State University President Dr. Mirta Martin knows firsthand the journey to success. After immigrating to the United States, she completed her undergraduate degrees in political science and psychology from Duke University and earned a master of business administration from the University of Richmond; and a doctorate with an emphasis in strategic management and leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.  
 

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