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You help students develop critical reading and thinking skills, presentation experience, and an aptitude for research with your gift through the Wheaton Fund. 


As a Wheaton Fund donor, you support all aspects of the college experience. When you direct your gift to the Area of Greatest Need, you leverage resources to make a difference in the lives of today’s students. First-Year Seminars, designed for and required of new students, are just one example of how Wheaton Fund donors enhance the student experience.

Liam Grace-Flood ’17, a math and studio art double major who takes part in the dual-degree engineering program with Dartmouth College, did not think he would ever attend college. He credits his First-Year Seminar (FYS) with getting him off to a strong start. His FYS helped him develop critical reading skills, presentation experience and an aptitude for research that have enhanced his Wheaton education.

Wheaton's FYS offers students the opportunity to learn in small classes through reading and regular discussion, writing and critical engagement with controversial ideas. Sections are taught by faculty representing every part of the college's liberal arts curriculum.

Did You Know?
48 donors who each contribute $250 ($12,000) provide the resources to offer one First-Year Seminar.