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’CATapult Scholarship

Powering Students Past Obstacles

More than half of students who drop out of college leave because of cost. At Weber State University, we work to keep tuition affordable. But financial obstacles often cause students to take time off or leave school forever. 

While students are most likely to leave during their first year, 400 to 500 WSU students who are at least 75% of the way through their degree program drop out every semester. That’s why President Brad Mortensen launched the ’CATapult Scholarship initiative in 2020 — to provide a burst of momentum that helps students overcome obstacles, stay in school and complete their degrees.

Thanks to generous support from donors, more than 1,300 students have been able to stay on track to graduation. Consider making a gift to help even more.

’CATapult Impact

’CATapult Scholarships are:

  • For current students who have completed 50% or more of their graduation requirements
  • Flexible to address unique circumstances

As of August 2023, more than $1,850,000 had been distributed to 1,342 students

  • 99% of recipients have either graduated or are still enrolled.
  • 56% of recipients have graduated with a degree. 
  • 46% have completed a bachelor’s degree.
  • Recipients on average are 73% of the way through their degree.
  • 45% of the recipients are 25 or older. 

You can help make a difference for even more students!