- How much money is awarded in a WeAreWWU scholarship?
The WeAreWWU scholarship varies in award size based on the amount money that the campaign raises.
- Where does the WeAreWWU money go?
All donated money goes to funding the WeAreWWU scholarship as well as other important clubs and organizations on Western’s campus. The campaign has raised over $50k in support of WWU in the last two years, primarily through the annual event held each May at Boundary Bay, and has hopes of raising another $10k this year. We have given funds to the Queer Resource Center after the Pulse massacre, to WWU's BRAVE suicide awareness program, and several other campus organizations. Over $3k in financial support has been given to the WWU community through the campaign efforts, in addition to the scholarship monies.
- How much is a donation?
You can donate any amount of money at any given time, or you can set up a monthly donation.
- What are the benefits of donating?
Money can be hard to come by, so the core of fundraising is to lessen the financial burden and enrich the educational experience. This happens through financial donations to campus entities and scholarships, but the enrichment part tends to come in the experience of students involved in the campaign. Yes, the money can make a club happy for a quarter or provide equipment to an office in need; but the biggest impact is when students see that their work matters, recognize what a valuable part of the WWU community their presence is, and can practice actual skills involved in running an organization during their time in my courses.
- Who runs and develops the WeAreWWU campaign?
Founder Heather Davidson, along with her COMM 306, COMM 308, COMM 244, and COMM 318 classes, help to further develop and run the WeAreWWU campaign throughout the school year. Each course Heather teaches continues to integrate students into the support and building of the campaign and the money raised each year supports efforts which enrich the educational experience for the Western Community.
- What is the annual showcase?
The annual showcase is a time for the WeAreWWU campaign to celebrate our students and unique community. Each year, WeAreWWU chooses a theme and location for the celebration that provides live music, raffles and lots of dancing.
- Who is apart of WeAreWWU?
WeAreWWU is a community funded campaign, meaning everyone is apart of WWU! Heather Davidson and her students play large roles in organizing WeAreWWU and making it a successful campaign.
- Who can apply for the WeAreWWU scholarship?
Juniors and seniors that attend Western that have declared or are interested in declaring a Communication Studies major or minor.
- How can I get involved as a student?
A great way to get involved is to take a class with Heather Davidson. All of her classes are well-rounded and provide you with information that will prepare you for life after graduation.
- What do the student’s in Heather’s classes do?
The students in Heather’s classes are given tasks related to these campaign needs:
- oversight of fund distribution to campus recipients
- scholarship development
- video production
- website development
- social media management
- graphic design
- community outreach
- event planning and production
- marketing materials
- blog content