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Welcome to the WIT Design Materials Fund!

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Make a Difference!

The WIT Design Materials Fund, established in collaboration with DiMella Shaffer, is dedicated to supporting the participation and retention of Architecture and Design students who are underrepresented in the industry. By providing financial support to those in need, this fund equips students with the essential resources to excel in their academic pursuits at Wentworth. Empower our students with your generous contribution. You can donate by clicking the link below!

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"The materials fund has been my savior time and time again..."

"The materials fund has been my savior time and time again this year for my studio work. My family relies very heavily on financial aid, and I could not be more grateful for the aid I received. I hope this fund stays to continue helping other students like myself." - Sophomore in Architecture 

"The experience was very helpful in completing my coursework, and lifted a weight off my shoulders from all the stress I already had to deal with." -  Freshman in Architecture 


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Making a Difference in the STEM Industry

The WIT Design Materials Fund is available to students in the School of Architecture and Design at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Diverse perspectives are essential in driving innovation and creative solutions to complex problems. By providing financial assistance through initiatives like the WIT Design Materials Fund, we help to level the playing field, ensuring that all students, regardless of background, have the resources they need to succeed. This is not only a matter of equity but also a strategic investment for the future of the STEM and design industries, which benefit from the rich, varied insights and enhanced problem-solving abilities that come with a diverse workforce. 

If you are a student and would like to access the fund you must first fill out the application form. Apply now here or use the QR code below.

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Empowering Our Community by Improving Access

The WIT Design Materials Fund is carving out pathways for success at Wentworth Institute of Technology by ensuring that financial barriers do not hinder the creative and academic pursuits of our students. This fund not only empowers students to access necessary resources, leading to more equitable educational outcomes, but it also enriches the learning environment for all by fostering a diverse tapestry of voices and ideas in design and architecture. 

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