Fort Hays State University Athletics Fort Hays State University supports 16 athletic programs, including Football, Women’s and Men’s Basketball, Baseball and Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Women’s and Men’s Soccer, amongst others. Out of the nearly 5,000 oncampus students, approximately 450 are student-athletes. FHSU supports one of the most extensive and successful intercollegiate sports programs of any comparably sized college or university in America, boasting numerous All-American athletes and eight national championships. Doing everything it can to put successful teams on the playing field, Fort Hays State takes their athletic programs very seriously. The athletic department strives to provide high-level competition within one of the nation’s most elite Division II conferences, the MIAA. The athletically-committed universities of the MIAA have produced 16 national team championships and over 150 individual national champions at the NCAA Division II level. This commitment only drives members of the conference to compete at a higher level. FHSU athletes are also great learners. Over 60% of student-athletes maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and more than 140 athletes have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition, Fort Hays State has received the MIAA highest graduation rate multiple times.
The history of Fort Hays State University is one of substantial growth, extraordinary individuals and ambitious goals. The future of what is yet to come looks even more exciting.
In December of 2013, your Fort Hays State University Foundation announced the Power of One scholarship campaign, with a goal of raising $8 million by December 31, 2014. Be the Power of One and donate today by visiting https://secure.fhsu.edu/foundation and typing “The Power of One” as your area of designation.
“Money raised with the Power of One scholarship campaign will flow to our students, who are constantly trying to juggle the demands of education and how they pay for it. Every dollar contributed will make a difference—every single dollar! Leading Fort Hays State has been the most challenging and rewarding work of my 47-year career, and I hope you’ll join me in stepping up to the plate to support our Power of One scholarship campaign.” —Dr. Edward H. Hammond FHSU President, 1987 - 2014
FHSU Athletics Funding Needs
Fort Hays State University Foundation
General Athletic Scholarships Student-athletes at Fort Hays State University need scholarships as much as other students. Balancing practice, classes, school work, and games can prove to be challenging; add a job to the equation and the result can be overwhelming. Athletic scholarships not only allow student-athletes to focus on performing at their highest level, both academically and athletically, but also attract talented players who, in turn, only make the Fort Hays State Tigers better. With over a dozen programs to support, help from alumni and friends is paramount to the success of FHSU Athletics.
The Fort Hays State University Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation designated by the state of Kansas to receive gifts on behalf of the university. Please contact our office if you would like more information about FHSU Athletics and their current funding needs. As a donor, you play a role in ensuring the strong future of FHSU. There are many ways in which you can make a gift to the university, all of which can express your particular interests and have distinct tax advantages. Your interest in this program and consideration for funding are greatly appreciated.
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This document gives an overview of FHSU Athletics and its current funding needs.