(March 20, 2014) -- UTSA is launching a new crowdfunding website that will help students, faculty and staff raise money for university projects and research they are most passionate about.
Launch UTSA is a new way to raise funds for research, service learning, study abroad and other projects. Using social networks, crowdfunding is the process of collecting smaller donations from a wide audience.
These crowdfunding campaigns will support projects at all levels from a few hundred dollars to $10,000. This is accomplished by a team involved in each project reaching out on social media sites to their peers, family and friends.
In addition to raising funds, Launch UTSA will educate the community by sharing the story behind each project through video and detailed information on goals and objectives. Each project will have a page to outline specific funding needs and how to donate. Supporters will receive email updates about the campaign’s progress and the outcome of the project.
For more information, contact Megan Miller at 210-458-5054.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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