Walla Walla University Fund

Your donations impact the lives of our students.

Every year, the Walla Walla University Fund helps provide student scholarships, supports campus improvements and allows us to implement new, innovative programming.


Campus innovation

Your donations support new, innovative programming and campus improvements.

High-tech classrooms
July 23, 2020

High-tech classrooms

Upgrades to classroom technology support effective teaching and learning


Student scholarships

Gifts to the Walla Walla University Fund provide many wonderful opportunities for students and contribute to a supportive and nurturing environment on campus. 

Joni

Junior, Psychology


What are your career goals? 

Once I get my BS in Psychology and minor in Business, I want to go on to get my Masters in Clinical Psychology. After completing my degree in clinical psychology I would like to to be a counselor for high school and college age students with mental health issues. I would also like to do some psychological research sometime in my career. Another one of my career goals is to have a side business of photography for weddings, engagements, and other small events.

Why did you choose WWU?

After some unexpected circumstances, I ended up working at Sunset Lake Camp in northern Washington the summer after I graduated high school. My plan was to attend Andrews University in the fall, and I had registered for classes and was all set to attend. Two weeks before camp ended I felt God calling me to attend Walla Walla University instead. I decided to follow that calling and haven’t regretted my decision since.


What have you enjoyed the most about WWU?

What I love most about WWU is the family-like atmosphere. I feel that it has become a second home to me and have made life long friends in the short time that I have been here. I also love how the staff and faculty genuinely care about the students and their wellbeing.


How has WWU made a difference in your life?

My freshmen mentor greatly impacted my life here at WWU. She told me that during my freshmen year of college I would change the most that I ever would in my life. It was very true, I am a completely different person then who I was my freshman year.

Katie

Junior, Forensic Psychology


How has WWU made a difference in your life?

Walla Walla University has shown me the hardships of responsibility, financial literacy, and overcoming obstacles through the power of prayer. I have had my moments where I thought I couldn't make it, but the community here has encouraged me to just keep swimming. Walla Walla University has helped me form the necessary skills to persevere, listen to others, communicate more effectively, and overall help everyone the best that I can. It has truly been a blessing being here.

What are your career goals? 

I am a Health Science major with the goal of being a pediatric surgeon in the neonatal field after my residency. I was inspired after seeing my youngest brother's birth when I was 15 years old to help out premature babies -- with the blessing of God -- to survive.


Why did you choose WWU?

I chose WWU to become more involved with the Seventh Day Adventist Youth and learn from their experiences growing up Adventist since I wasn't initially in the denomination. I wanted to fill my life with more of Jesus and keep His hope of happiness, love, and respect for others alive. I felt it here in WWU.


What have you enjoyed the most about WWU?

I enjoyed the fact that it has many social events for being outdoors, living as a community, and becoming more diverse for understanding. The most enjoyable involvement has been singing with the Berean Praise Team and letting the love of Jesus into the room for everyone to grasp spiritually. This is how I at least communicate to my peers about Him at least.

Mike

Senior, Product Design


What have you enjoyed the most about WWU?

The first thing I noticed and enjoyed at WWU, was the relaxed atmosphere and how friendly everyone is. In my hometown, it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and not make time for the little things. For example, just enjoying a Sabbath walk with friends. That helped me notice that people here rely heavily on their connection to God and each othe

What are your career goals? 

I was first drawn to a degree in Product Design because of my love for ideation and helping people. After I have graduated with my degree in product design, I would like first work for a design firm to gain experience. Then start my own design business, which would grant me some more freedom in the clients and projects I take on.


Why did you choose WWU?

WWU became the best option after looking through design schools and realizing that it was a Seventh-Day Adventist institution. My parents encouraged me as it was important that I attended somewhere that aligned with my beliefs. Initially I was concerned about how we would afford it. However, after speaking with a financial advisor I received the scholarship that allowed me to attend.


How has WWU made a difference in your life?

There are many things that have had a positive effect on my life. The most impactful being, making life-long friendships. I believe WWU has helped me create better connections with people. I have met a lot of people here that I am proud to call friends. They share my values and we all support each other’s passions and goals.


None of this would be possible without your generous donations!

Walla Walla University Fund Goal


June 30, 2020

Goal: $255,000
Status: Goal met!


June 30, 2021

Goal: $255,000
Status: Currently fundraising

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