Student Scholarships

$28,743
Donated
191% of $15,000 goal
165
Donors
This campaign ended on March 25, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Westfield State University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for The Coach John Kurty Scholarship for Movement Science

An Anonymous DonorNicholas J. Aieta matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2006 donors who gave to Thomas H. Convery '78 Scholarship for History and Education

An Anonymous DonorPresident Linda Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

Kathi McColley Bradford photoKathi McColley Bradford & Kelli Nielsen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Katheryn McColley Bradford Short Term Travel Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorWestfield State Foundation Inc., Board of Directors matched $3 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000
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An Anonymous DonorSteven Mailloux gave $100 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorNIcholas J. Aieta gave $100 because 5 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorRyan Meersman '12 & David Cisek gave $250 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorWestfield State Alumni Association (WSAA) gave $500 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorMembers of Westfield State Board of Trustees gave $2,000 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorJohn Gilbert '79 gave $5,000 because 25 donors gave
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Gifts to Student Scholarships contribute to...
Give a Hoot 2022
411 Donors - $79,397 Donated
117%
About

Give a Hoot

Wednesday, March 23-Thursday, March 24 | Annual Day of Giving

Hoot Hoot! 🦉Give a Hoot—Westfield State University’s annual day of giving—is back from Wednesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 24, 2022! This is YOUR opportunity to make an immediate impact and support the area of Westfield State that means most to you.

“With this award, I’ll be better able to focus on my academic pursuits without having to worry about

how I’m going to be able to afford my education.” – Holden ‘23


Student scholarships make a tremendous impact on the lives of our most deserving students. Last school year, over $270,000 in scholarship aid was awarded to 260 Westfield State students. Your donation provides students the relief of focusing on their academics without the financial burdens of attending Westfield State. The variety of scholarship opportunities are unique to serve each student at our University. From Academic, Athletic, and Music scholarships, we hope you will consider making a gift that will have a lasting impact on our students.

Browse all of the scholarship opportunities available to our students in the scholarship directory.

FAQ
Updates
Thank YOU for supporting Give a Hoot!

The Westfield State Community flocked around the clock and created countless opportunities for our Owls. We are counting up all donations and will announce the results soon. Thank you! 

If you missed the giving day, you can still make a donation at https://www.westfieldalumni.or...

843 days ago by Courtney Blajda
YOU did it!!

THANK YOU to our Westfield State Community for flocking to our aid. John Gilbert '79 heard that we met our goal and has offered up another challenge to help us celebrate the day. If 25 donors Give a Hoot by midnight, John will donate $5,000 to support Westfield State students. Thank you for spreading the word and making this day a great success for our students!

844 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join us at 4:30pm for Community Conversations!

Link to register: https://www.westfield.ma.edu/i...

844 days ago by Courtney Blajda
TRIPLE TIME

From 11am-2pm EDT, all donations (up to $5,000) will be tripled thanks to the generosity of members of the Foundation Board

Making your gift to Athletics? Russ Hammond has offered another generous challenge: 17 more donors to Westfield State Athletics by midnight tonight will unlock a $1,500 donation.

844 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join President Linda Thompson and Give a Hoot!

On this final day of Give a Hoot, join President Linda Thompson in supporting our Owls! Dr. Thompson will match the next 21 donors to Give a Hoot (up to $1,000) in celebration of her first year as the 21st president of Westfield State University. Thank you!

844 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Hear from Westfield State students and faculty!

845 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Doug Meehan ’88 Gives a Hoot--Will you join him?

From now until 10pm EDT, if 50 donors make a gift to Give a Hoot members of the Westfield State Board of Trustees will donate $2,000!

845 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Support Student Scholarships!

845 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Thank you to all of our donors who helped unlock the $500 donation from the Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA)

845 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Today is Give a Hoot - Help unlock our first Challenges!

Today is Give a Hoot, Westfield State's annual day of giving! Open the doors of opportunity for our Owls by making your gift today. 

To kickoff Give a Hoot, 50 donors from now until 1pm EDT will unlock a $500 donation from the Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA).

The first 25 donors to Westfield State Athletics will each unlock a $20 donation from Russ Hammond '73

Share with your classmates and take advantage of these generous challenge gifts!

845 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Support Westfield State's Physician Assistant Program!

Founding PA Program Director and Chair Health Sciences Jennifer Hixon will donate $1,000 if 20 donors give to Academic Departments - Physician Assistant during Give a Hoot! Hear from current PA students how your support will assist their travel to Peru.

846 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join Nicole Nalepa '10 and GIVE A HOOT this Wednesday and Thursday!

Join Westfield State Alumna Nicole Nalepa ’10 and Give a Hoot this Wednesday and Thursday! Let's come together and celebrate the strong Westfield State University connection we all share. Make your gift early and support our current Owls! 🦉

847 days ago by Courtney Blajda

Designation Leaderboard
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Students, Volunteer Boards
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19844$2,775
19783$1,270
19673$1,200
20114$625
19874$600
19882$510
19702$500
19934$405
19853$375
19866$350
19804$320
19794$305
19943$275
20084$275
20076$250
20054$235
20145$205
20172$200
19903$200
20188$195
19923$195
20222$170
19763$150
19912$125
19711$100
19991$100
19811$100
19721$100
19821$100
20164$100
20211$100
19951$100
20153$90
20092$75
19892$75
20102$75
20122$75
20193$75
20241$50
20012$50
20001$50
19771$50
19731$50
19571$40
20132$35
20061$25
19961$25
20251$25
20031$25
19651$25
19971$25
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon73%Alumni
Suitcase icon20%Faculty/Staff
Gradhat icon13%Volunteer Boards
Friends icon10%Friends
Parent icon4%Parents
Book icon3%Students
Most Recent Donors
Juline Mills
Juline Mills
Joseph B Haswell
Joseph B Haswell
Lisa McMahon
Lisa McMahon
Emily Chilton
Emily Chilton
MICHAEL PERRY
MICHAEL PERRY
Allison
Allison
Shelly Chadwick
Shelly Chadwick
Paul Scannell
Paul Scannell
Amy and Sean O'Brien
Amy and Sean O'Brien
Nicole Nalepa
Nicole Nalepa

Advocates

John Gilbert '79 photo
John Gilbert '79
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Westfield State Foundation Inc., Board of Directors photo
Westfield State Foundation Inc., Board of Directors
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Members of Westfield State Board of Trustees photo
Members of Westfield State Board of Trustees
Gave $2,000 during a Challenge!
Russ Hammond '73 photo
Russ Hammond '73
Gave $1,500 during a Challenge!
Kathi McColley Bradford photo
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
generated 178 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $210
Lisa McMahon, Bill Hynes, and Marnie Dacko photo
Lisa McMahon, Bill Hynes, and Marnie Dacko
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
Jennifer Hixon photo
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
Russ Hammond photo
Russ Hammond
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
President Linda Thompson photo
President Linda Thompson
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA) photo
Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA)
Gave $500 during a Challenge!