Tiger Giving Day is over, but you can still give to the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment here.
This Tiger Giving Day, help the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment assist our students in need by providing the proper technology required to excel in their studies.
To succeed in today’s academic environment, students must have access to state-of-the-art computers. Laptops are the preferred device, as they are both powerful and portable. Unfortunately, many students may find purchasing a new laptop to be cost prohibitive—especially those who are in precarious financial situations.
Students in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment are often required to download and run complex software programs designed for use on modern, Windows-compatible operating systems.
The need for newer, more powerful computers sometimes puts underprivileged students without access to such technology at a disadvantage, potentially forcing them to make budget trade-offs with rent or food, or to borrow money.
Although the college’s computer lab is equipped with necessary software, lack of a personal computer limits a student’s ability to complete work while attending classes across campus, studying in the field, participating in group projects, or to work quietly in a comfortable space.
Our goal is to raise at least $15,000 to provide stipends for 10 underprivileged students to purchase a new laptop that adequately meets their computing needs.
Alleviating this expense may be the one thing that helps them become tomorrow’s leaders.
Thank you, and War Eagle!