Ridgewater College Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$550 raised by 11 donors

37% complete

$1,500 Goal

Help Create Opportunities and Change Lives

If I asked you to think about what school was like for you, you'll likely think about more than just your time in the classroom. You'll remember everything from your struggles to your triumphs in life at that time. You can't ignore the other aspects of life when you think about school, and neither can Ridgewater students. 

When students are behind on rent, struggling to purchase groceries, experiencing transportation issues or trying to find a way to get by, this impacts their ability to remain enrolled or successful at Ridgewater College. Because of donations to the Ridgewater Cares Unrestricted fund, these students are now able to receive help when they're in urgent financial situations that impact their school experiences. 

During Fall Semester 2021 our students have already requested over $4,000 in Ridgewater Cares emergency assistance funds - that is nearly half of our available funds for the year within one month of the first semester. Our students truly need your support - are you in a place that you can help them? 

While many students continue to be recognized for their hard work and achievements through our scholarship awards, we still turn away over half of our applicants due to insufficient funding. Your gift to Ridgewater Cares or General Scholarships help fill this gap, and allow us to create more awards in the areas that need it most so more students can be reached and recognized.

Your donation means reaching more students, awarding more scholarships, and providing emergency resources in times of need.

Please consider supporting Ridgewater students through the Ridgewater Cares fund, General Scholarships, or any fund of your choosing. We've seen it firsthand - YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Whether it's $5, $50, or $500 - a gift of any size is will make an impact.

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Ridgewater College Foundation

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2101 15th Ave NW
Willmar, MN 56201