HOW CAN I SUPPORT MY ALMA MATER?

If I Give Money to MFAeA, Where Does It Go and How Is it Used?

MFAeA offers several opportunities to provide support for MUW’S fine faculty members and outstanding students as well as to support the business and sponsored activities of MFAeA.

DUES…SCHOLARSHIPS…FACULTY AWARDS… SPECIAL ACTIVITY SPONSORSHIPS

Dues: Association dues are $40.00 per fiscal year, May 1 – April 30. Since we receive no support from the University to conduct the business of the association, dues are used for scholarships and awards, operating expenses (mailings, software, visibility items, etc.), hospitality events for alums, faculty and students.

Scholarships: One of the primary missions of MFAeA is helping recruit students through scholarship awards. Two new scholarships were approved this year:

Legacy Scholarship: this scholarship provides first semester’s tuition to a student who is a legacy. Students must submit application and meet established criteria. Recipient will be announced at Homecoming.

Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established to pay tribute to the four freshmen who perished in a fire in January and to become a permanent repository for Memorial Donations made for friends and loved ones you may wish to honor in the future.

Faculty Grants/Awards: 0ne $250 project grant per each of the four colleges. Must be applied for by faculty member. One $1000 award to a new (less than 5 years) faculty member. Must be nominated by departmental chair. Recipients announced at end of spring semester.

All contributions should be sent to: Deborah Hodges, MFAeA Treasurer: 800 Hillcrest Road, No. 1, Mobile, AL 36695

To join MFAeA and get more information about the historic alumnae association that has supported the W since 1889:
http://fs2.formsite.com/MsFirstAlumnae/form485912727/index.html

If I give money to the Foundation, where does it go and how is it used.
  • Annual Fund: this is an unrestricted fund for use by the university, controlled by foundation/university president
  • Endowed Scholarships: awarded according to criteria set up when scholarship was established
  • For more information go to: http://muwfoundation.org/index.html or call 662.329.7148
  • For information about the Friends of the W Scholarship contact: Betty Lou Jones, 601-917-4344.