Arts and Sciences

For knowledge and truth. For wisdom and understanding. Earning a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences is the beginning of a lifetime of learning. William Butler Yeats is often credited with saying "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire."

We agree. An education that considers issues from multiple perspectives results in graduates who are fueled to create new solutions. They adapt to different situations wherever their careers take them in our rapidly changing world. And, with the breadth of knowledge gained through their studies, our graduates are more likely to follow in your footsteps of leadership, service and success.

The power of your support

$1,000: Helps a student travel abroad for research or cultural immersion; can fund an upper-class scholarship for a Dayton Civic Scholar or a River Steward.
$500: Purchases a musical instrument or pays for a student to present research at a national conference.
$250: Funds one month’s housing for honors research in the summer or pays for a student’s Dayton2DC trip, networking in our nation’s capital.
$100: Supports programs in campus ministry or local service-learning projects.
$50: Pays for class materials, cultural experiences and presentation materials for the Stander Symposium.

Arts and Sciences General Endowment Scholarship

We constantly see opportunity, and your generosity brings those opportunities to our students. A gift to the Arts and Sciences General Endowment Scholarship enables the University to help high-achieving students with financial need. Deserving students get the chance to participate in national conferences, competitions and service projects. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences also learn leadership and service through our Rivers Institute and the Statehouse Civic Scholars  program.