Air Force veteran creates scholarship supporting Fairmont Senior High School graduates

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

George Robert Tackett, a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, has created a scholarship for graduates of his alma mater wishing to attend Fairmont State University. Tackett gifted $26,000 to Fairmont State University to establish the G. Robert Tackett, Class of 1948 Scholarship Endowment.

Fairmont State University announces Science Showdown winners

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Approximately 64 students from eight different high schools competed in the Science Showdown on Friday, February 24 at Fairmont State University. Students competed in a number of challenges pertaining to scientific topics like forensics, chemistry, physics, and biology.

Fairmont State students awarded West Virginia American Institute of Architects scholarships

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Fairmont State University students Chloe Wean and Preston Frost were awarded scholarships from the West Virginia American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their outstanding work on semester projects. Every year AIA provides a scholarship to senior and junior architecture students who present notable projects. Wean and Frost presented their projects to AIA in December and were selected amongst three other students as scholarship winners.

Fairmont State announces annual SOAR scholarship ceremony events

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Fairmont State University will continue the annual SOAR Award ceremony events to provide incoming first-time freshmen with a $2,000 scholarship. Fairmont State University began the SOAR Awards in 2018 to reduce educational costs as an institutional commitment to student success and accomplishment.

Board of Governors member and Fairmont State alumnus, Rusty Hutson, Jr., finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Southeast Awards Program

Monday, September 14, 2020

Fairmont State alumnus and Board of Governors member, Rusty Hutson, Jr., has been named as a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Southeast Awards Program. Entrepreneur of The Year is a distinguished competitive business award for leaders of high-growth companies and visionary entrepreneurs who deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform the world.

Students awarded scholarships by Contractors Association of WV

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Contractors Association of West Virginia Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to four Fairmont State University students pursing an education and career in construction or engineering. Recipients were selected based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and an interest in a construction industry career.

Fairmont State alumni provide support for football student-athletes

Monday, May 11, 2020

Two Fairmont State alumni will continue to support a scholarship for football players over the next five years. 

Fairmont State University sees largest donation for one day during Day of Giving

Thursday, November 14, 2019

During the inaugural Fairmont State University Day of Giving more than 370 donors helped to raise nearly $200,000 setting a record for the most gifts the University has ever received in one day. 

“We’re so proud of the Fairmont State University community of alumni and friends who came together to show the power of philanthropy,” Julie R. Cryser, president of the Fairmont State Foundation, said. The Foundation raises money on Fairmont State University’s behalf.

Inaugural Day of Giving to be held Nov. 7

Monday, October 28, 2019

Fairmont State University and the Fairmont State Foundation have teamed up for the inaugural Falcon Day of Giving November 7 – one day to raise $250,000 to support scholarships, academic units, and athletics.

Donors from throughout the region have provided more than $100,000 in matches and challenges to encourage people to give online or through the lunch-time drive-through at the Fairmont State Foundation.

Fairmont State Foundation honors donors with inaugural dinner

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fairmont State Foundation held its inaugural Scholarship & Stewardship Banquet Friday night, celebrating a successful scholarship campaign and honoring more than a dozen donors by introducing them to students and faculty affected by their gifts.

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