Support the Honors College

The Honors College at Marshall University provides an environment for innovative teaching and learning within an interdisciplinary curriculum motivated by creative, critical inquiry and respect for a multiplicity of thoughts, experiences, and identities. The Honors College collaborates with university and public partners to foster inclusive academic excellence in a diverse and supportive community of scholars dedicated to becoming socially conscious, responsible leaders and lifelong learners engaged in the acquisition and application of knowledge for a greater good.

Would you like to support our mission?

As described by the Marshall University Foundation, Marshall University is state-assisted. We are not fully state-funded. Government financial support for higher-education continues to decline. Private dollars help make the difference to keep Marshall one of the most distinctive, highly-regarded, yet affordable public universities in the nation.

Giving to Marshall means you believe the education provided at our university will prepare students for a career in their desired field. It means you believe Marshall teaches life skills and sets standards through many accredited programs that make students strive for success. Giving to Marshall through scholarships means you are providing a student the opportunity to attend college who otherwise could not afford their dream.

Your generosity can make a huge impact. Your generosity will also unite you with the Thundering Herd community as an active member of the Marshall University Alumni Association. The Marshall University Foundation is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the Foundation are therefore tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

What Does an Annual Fund Contribution Support?

  • Experiential and collaborative learning experiences, including:
    • Student-led courses
    • Peer mentoring
    • Study abroad
  • Student research and creative projects
  • Development of unique Honors seminars

A quick and easy contribution can be made to the Honors College through the Marshall University Foundation in two ways, described below.

Thank you very much!

Annual Fund Giving


Simply visit the Foundation’s convenient new donation portal for gifts to the Honors College. Make sure that you see the “Fund Designation” indicating “Honors College Annual Fund.”

Annual Fund giving is essential to helping us achieve our mission as these funds permit us to most flexibly support our students as their needs change over time. Most of our funds are currently restricted in a wide variety of ways–such as by the particular characteristics of the student (e.g., only students with a particular high school GPA, standardized test score, or residency) or the kind of support we can provide (e.g., tuition only). Annual Fund giving allows us to support any student in the college who needs it for such things as expenses to attend academic conferences in their major or for materials necessary to engage in research or creative projects.

Submit Your Online Gift

By Mail

If mailing a check to the Foundation, please be sure to include “Honors College Annual Fund” on the memo line. Checks can be made payable to:

Marshall University Foundation, Inc.
519 John Marshall Dr.
Huntington, WV 25703

Interested in Giving Differently?

We encourage you to demonstrate your leadership and support for honors education by considering endowing a scholarship in the college. If you would like to create a new fund or make a gift to an established, named fund to benefit the work of the college, please contact the Marshall University Foundation.