Support Graduate Studies

Private Giving

Your contributions to W&M's graduate programs in Arts & Sciences help to prepare our future leaders, inventors, teachers, and scholars.

Gifts from alumni and friends are critical in meeting graduate student needs for research travel to field sites, museums, and archives, as well as conference travel to present original research discoveries.

Annual gifts and endowments can provide fellowships to attract and retain outstanding students in our graduate programs.

You can contribute online now with your credit card, using our secure web server. The contribution form will designate your gift to the fund for Graduate Studies in Arts & Sciences, every dollar of which is awarded directly to meet the needs of graduate students in Arts & Sciences, with examples below.

$100: laboratory experiment supplies or a day of research at a museum/archive
$400: professional conference travel support
$500: Graduate Research Symposium outstanding paper award
$1,000: travel to research site
$2,500: summer research fellowship
$5,000: visiting speaker series on career opportunities
$25,000:  dissertation completion fellowship
$50,000: endowment to support an annual recruitment fellowship

You can also support graduate students directly by contributing online to our Recruitment Fellowships program, initiated by the Graduate Studies Advisory Board. Please indicate "Recruitment Fellowships" in the comments field on the contribution form. We thank you for your support.

More Ways to Contribute

To contribute by mail, make your check payable to the William & Mary Foundation. Please be sure in your check's memo area to note how you are designating your gift. Mailing address:

William & Mary
P.O. Box 1693
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693


Gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support the programs of William & Mary. Please contact the Gift Accounting Office at (757) 221-1080 to make your gift using securities.

Deferred Gifts

We encourage you to consult the Gift Planning Office when making a bequest provision in your will, retirement plan, or other estate plan. This office can provide the appropriate legal name and language to ensure that your bequest can be used the way you intend.

Matching Gift Program

Many companies encourage employees, their families, and retirees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. Matching gifts can double, or even triple, the impact of your gift. Your Human Resources office will be able to tell you if your employer has a matching gift program and provide details on how to secure the matched funds. You may also use William & Mary's Matching Gift Search page to see if your company has a matching giving program.

For More Information

To further explore giving options that will be meaningful and beneficial to you, please contact [[as-development, Arts & Sciences Development]].

Gifts supporting the departments and programs of Arts & Sciences at William & Mary are tax-deductible according to regulations governing section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.