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Every gift to the WVU Department of Geology and Geography is important. By building a strong network of alumni, friends and parents who are annual contributors, the Department is able to provide scholarships, services, programs and enhanced facilities for our students. Collectively, hundreds of individual gifts allow the WVU Department of Geology and Geography to carry on the tradition of excellence at West Virginia University.

What Are Our Priorities?

There are many academically gifted and talented undergraduate students in the Department of Geology and Geography. Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship funds would provide the capability to reward and nurture the accomplishments these extraordinary students as they pursue degrees in either Geology or Geography.

Geology and Geography students participate in a field experience opportunity, an essential asset that allows them real world knowledge of what will be expected of them as geologists and geographers. These mandatory experiences often require special equipment, travel, and other associated expenses which can be rather costly. Endowed Field Experience Opportunity funds can help defray the costs associated with this invaluable opportunity.

Why not help the future professionals of our field achieve their dreams? Without research time, Geology and Geography graduate students would not be able to complete their thesis or dissertation. Master and Doctorial Summer Research Grants would assist students to pursue the summer research needed to produce a quality work.

How to Give

We encourage you to make a contribution within the area you feel most passionate. If you have questions about the giving process, please contact Amanda Dymacek, Eberly College Associate Director of Development, at 304.293.4611 or by

Please make checks payable to:

WVU Foundation, Inc. PO Box 1650 Morgantown, WV 26507-1650

Please include the academic discipline of your choice or “Eberly College” in the memo line of your check.

Online Gifts

Gifts also may be made through our online giving form. We accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and Diners Club International.

Maximizing Your Gift

You or your spouse may work for a company that matches employees’ gifts to higher education. These programs are a great way to multiply your support by doubling, or in some cases tripling, employees’ gifts. Please contact your employer for details.

Gifts Provided By Wills or Estates

To receive more information on this option please contact  Amanda Dymacek

Tax-Deductible Gifts

Gifts to the WVU Foundation are tax deductible as provided by law. Year-end gifts must have a USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier to receive a current year tax credit. Online gifts must be processed by 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 31 to receive a current year tax credit. Your tax advisor is the best resource for addressing questions regarding the deductibility of your contribution.