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Parent Emergency Fund

Submit Parent Fund Applications by Oct. 15

October 05, 2020

Students may apply for support from the Parent Fund when they find that they need to pay down their balance with the University to register for classes during the fall and spring semesters. The Webster University Parent Council started the Parent Fund in 2016 and have opened applications for the grant(s) to be given out in early November 2020.

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The Front-Line Responders Fund supports students who are working in pandemic response.

Front-Line Responders Fund Applications

October 01, 2020

Funded through the generosity of Webster donors, the Front-Line Responders fund supports enrolled students who are healthcare front-line responders while continuing their studies during the pandemic. This is not a financial need-based award, and FAFSA is not required to apply. Eligible students must be enrolled during Fall 2020 at Webster University and should apply for funds by Oct. 15, 2020.

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Webster University

Webster Announces 10 Donald M. Suggs Scholarship Recipients

September 17, 2020

Webster University is pleased to announce 10 incoming freshmen have been awarded the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, a four-year full scholarship. This year, Webster has increased the number of Suggs Scholarships fivefold, from two to 10. "We are thrilled to be able to increase our Suggs Scholars," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. "We know these students are engaged and talented and will become leaders on campus. We look forward to their contributions in the classroom and in the community during their time at Webster."

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Webster University donors rallied to support its students working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webster Surpasses Front-Line Responders Fundraising Goal

August 21, 2020

Thanks to the generosity and quick response by our donors, Webster University has surpassed its $100,000 goal for the Front-Line Responders Fund. The news was announced at the annual Fall Convocation. Part of this summer's crowdfunding efforts, Front-Line Responders was launched to support more than 300 Webster University students who have made personal sacrifices serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is a wonderful show of support for our front-line students at a time when we all need good news," Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble said.

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The Gorlok

Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

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press club

Seven Communications Students Win St. Louis Press Club Scholarships

May 20, 2020

The St. Louis Press Club with the St. Louis Journalism Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $20,500 to the region’s outstanding communication students. Seven of these 15 scholarships were awarded to Webster University School of Communications students. These scholarship winners come from all over the St. Louis region, and this year an international student from Vietnam was among Webster's scholarship winners.

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Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Webster Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May 14, 2020

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, Webster University Give STL Day donations surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donors over last year for this annual giving day for St. Louis-area nonprofits. Chancellor Beth Stroble and her spouse, Paul, were so moved by the generosity of the Webster community, they made a dollar-for-dollar match to raise this year's total donations to nearly $13,000.

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On Give STL Day, you can support students like Dakota Harmon, Class of 2021, an emergency room nurse.

Support Webster Student Funds on Give STL Day

May 07, 2020

Give STL Day, the annual day to mobilize support for St. Louis area nonprofits, is Thursday, May 7. For this year's Give STL Day, Webster is focusing on supporting the emergency funds created to help students, staff and other urgent needs. No gift is too small. Check Webster's Facebook for posts throughout the day with stories of our students who need support to get through these challenging times.

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The Front-Line Responders fund is one of three funding vehicles launched to generate support for Webster community members during the pandemic.

Webster Launches Front-Line Responders Fund in Efforts to Support Global Community

May 01, 2020

Webster University has established a new Front-Line Responders Fund to support the selflessness demonstrated by its students who are serving as front-line workers. This fund is companion to the Gorloks Now! Fund and the Chancellor’s Vision Fund, which are each driving support from donors and friends for Webster University community members. "What I have witnessed through this time is that the Webster community is filled with selfless individuals who give before being asked and expect no thanks," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble. "We want to support this strong commitment to serving others."

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Stacey Hutchens

Stacey Hutchens Appointed Special Assistant to Chancellor

April 24, 2020

Webster University has appointed Stacey Hutchens as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Advancement Strategy, effective May 1. Hutchens will assist Webster’s chancellor in developing and guiding a comprehensive and results-oriented advancement plan. The plan will include traditional and innovative strategies that support Webster’s strategic goals and engagement to achieve major gifts and communicate with effectiveness and impact locally, nationally and internationally.

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Remembering Arden Fisher, Longtime Community Music School Donor

April 15, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of longtime Community Music School (CMS) friend, supporter and benefactor Arden Fisher on April 10. Arden and her late husband Harry (d. Nov. 19, 2019) were generous and active supporters of the CMS for decades. Some of their contributions include the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Piano Scholarship; the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Woodwind Scholarship; initiating and sponsoring the CMS Young Composers Competition.

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Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas, Class of 1950

New Giving Society Honors Webster's First African American Graduates

February 25, 2020

During our 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Webster University proudly announces The Jackson and Thomas Leadership Giving Society to raise funds for our students. In 1950, Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas were the first two African Americans to graduate from Webster University. Today, more than 41,000 African Americans have earned Webster degrees. We invite our African American alumni and friends and colleagues in the global network to join the Society by making a gift in support of today's students.

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Webster University

Focus Groups for Employees, Students on Fundraising Campaign Priorities

February 19, 2020

Webster University's Board of Trustees and university leaders are in the planning stages of launching a major fundraising campaign that will advance Webster's vision and mission. Deans and unit heads have been identifying their highest strategic priorities and needs. The next step: securing feedback about these proposed funding priorities. Faculty, staff and students in the St. Louis area are invited to the upcoming focus groups to discuss these priorities.

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George Herbert Walker III

George Herbert Walker III: Webster University Community Remembers Chairman Emeritus

January 22, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of George Herbert Walker III, a St. Louis businessman who counted two U.S. presidents as cousins, served as the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, and for whom Webster's School of Business and Technology is named. Among his many contributions to the University, Walker served 42 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as chair. "Bert Walker was an icon of this community, and we are grateful for all that he did for Webster University across his lifetime and career," said Rob Reeg, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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