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Invest in Wentworth

Investing in Wentworth enables a thriving institution, a place where students of multiple disciplines take part in co-ops, study abroad opportunities, and a practical, hand-on education that leads to successful careers. A gift from you would strengthen the opportunities and experiences that make Wentworth’s students some of the best innovators of their generation.

We aim to grow four areas that we believe create a more transformative and advantageous experience for Wentworth’s students. These fundraising efforts are:

Student Access and Success

Education has the ability to transform lives. Students at Wentworth learn how to shape and transform themselves, as well as the world around them. The impact that these students can make is massive. With 85% of students at Wentworth receive some level of financial aid or assistance, scholarships, and financial aid packages are essential to ensuring that the Wentworth campus remains a diverse cohort of talented students from every background and tradition. With your gift, the financial burdens that students and their families have to bear can be significantly reduced, allowing students to thrive without the threat of heavy debt.

With your gift, the financial burdens that students and their families have to bear can be significantly reduced, allowing students to thrive without the threat of heavy debt. (View a full listing of our endowed and current use scholarships)

One of Wentworth’s most valued assets is the co-operative education that is required of all Wentworth students. This program allows Wentworth students to receive a hands-on experience before they leave for the working world, while simultaneously strengthening relationships with employers who may hire the students as soon as they graduate. By giving to Wentworth, you help to strengthen a unique system that helps Wentworth students thrive both in the classroom and the workplace.

Creating Transformational Educational Experiences

Wentworth prides itself on its ability to give each student the attention that they need to thrive in the classroom, and in whatever academic endeavors they pursue outside the classroom. With an average class size of just 20 and a 15-to-1 faculty to student ratio, students are given the opportunity to work closely with each of their professors and achieve a more focused education. Grants allow faculty to innovate in the same manner as the students they teach, bringing another level of real-world application and experience to the students who learn through the experience and research of their professors. Maintaining such a diverse staff of excited, innovative, and hard-working faculty members—who are as passionate about cultivating success as their students are about achieving it—requires contributions that allow professors to lead students in the right direction.

Wentworth also places an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. In the Institute’s Accelerate program students are able to share ideas that often lead to real-world application and businesses. Over 5,000 Wentworth students have participated in Accelerate programs, where students receive mentoring from alumni and other professionals in order to strengthen ideas born in the classroom. Contributions like yours will help students continue to innovate and build, forming and achieving ideas that could significantly impact the future.

Innovation in the Making

The physical environment in which students learn plays a vital role in their success. Maintaining state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, facilities, and other learning spaces is essential to giving the students of Wentworth the best possible education. Programs like Accelerate, which strengthen the relationship between education and entrepreneurship through the power of experiential learning and hands-on innovation, require up-to-date buildings in order to provide the best possible facilities for students. In addition to keeping current buildings in conditions that cultivate success, new facilities must be built to accommodate Wentworth’s growth and house industry-standard tools.

Meeting Critical Needs

Not only do contributions that you make help maintain the faculty, facilities, and learning opportunities that Wentworth students deserve, they also help preserve a student’s well-being. By donating to the Wentworth Fund or Student Emergency Fund, you are directly helping students who may need a leg-up to continue to thrive in their education without having to worry about their financial situation. Gifts can allow students make an impact on the world around them without having to worry about the impact that financial distress can have on their lives or the lives of their families.