Student and Graduate Testimonials
Here's what students and graduates are saying about WICHE's Student Exchange Programs
"The WUE Scholarship has helped me achieve my academic goal of moving out of state to go to college. This has meant the world to me, as I have dreamed of going out of state for years. WUE is helping me achieve my goals because it enables me to be able to be here, in beautiful Colorado, studying what I love: zoology."
— Devyn, New Mexico resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Zoology
"WUE was a key factor for me in deciding to come to Colorado for college. CSU’s College of Natural Resources is the perfect place to start my career in conservation, with numerous research opportunities through professors and associates. And, WUE’s given me the financial freedom and time to get involved in campus clubs and athletics, and focus on academics, instead of worrying about part-time jobs to help pay for school. WUE’s an amazing program, and I hope it continues to support students for years to come. Thank you."
— Tessa, California resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
"Without WUE, I wouldn't have been able to attend my #1 choice of university. I couldn't be happier with the university I chose to attend, and I'm glad WUE could make it affordable for my family. "
— Meghan, Montana resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Psychology & Spanish
"I would not have been able to attend Colorado State, which was my dream college, had it not been for WUE."
— Carrie, Wyoming resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Political Science
"I had always been intrested in leaving home for college to expand my horizons and education. The cost of an out-of-state school, however, was a harsh reality when it came to application time. WUE made it possible for me to attended Colorado State as an out-of-state student. Here, I have been able to pursue an animal science major and work towards vet school, which are both majors my home state universities did not offer. WUE is helping my family and me save money for my grad school education."
— Sarah, New Mexico resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Animal Science, Pre-Vet Concentration
"WUE allowed me to choose an out-of-state school at an affordable price. I am from New Mexico and wanted to go to college in Colorado. The WUE program is great for students that strive academically throughout high school and cannot fully afford to go out of state. It gives students like myself a chance to go to their dream school."
— Milton, New Mexico resident, Class of 2012, Colorado State University, Mechanical Engineering
"$40,000….. imagine how much you could do with that! Over four years, my WUE scholarship will have saved me about that much in tuition! WUE took a huge load off my already “full-of-debt” mind. It allows me to spend less time worrying and more time enjoying college and studying what I love. Thank you!"
— Claire, Hawai'i resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Equine Science
"Finding better ways to provide the best possible education for budding professionals is absolutely crucial in securing the economic future of this country. Programs like WUE have provided me and many of my friends with the opportunity to pursue our career interests in the schools with the best facilities for our fields of study and in locations with the strongest demand for jobs within our majors. Were it not for WUE, I certainly could not have afforded the out-of-state tuition in Colorado, and the outstanding civil and environmental engineering programs here would have been out of reach. "
— Brendan, Washington resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Civil Engineering
"WUE has helped me to afford a school with a good preveterinary program. I intend to apply to vet school, so I wanted to attend a college with a good undergraduate program for veterinary medicine. Colorado State not only has that, it also a multitude of programs and volunteer opportunites for prevet students not found at other universities. Without WUE's aid in paying the tuition for an out-of-state university, I would have missed many educational opportunities that have helped me on my chosen career path."
— Erin, Arizona resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Biomedical Sciences
"As a young Hispanic from a very low-income family, it would not have been possible for me to attend CSU without reduced tuition through WUE. CSU and Colorado are a very good fit for me in many ways: academically, socially, and the surrounding environment. If it weren’t for WUE, I would have had to stay in my home state for college. Although there are good opportunities there too, I also believe that anyone who’s willing to work hard and takes college seriously deserves the opportunity to leave home and find a school that is the best fit for their academic goals and personal growth."
— Jasmine, New Mexico resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
"I have dreamed of being a veterinarian since I was a little girl. WUE has helped me to be able to pay for admission at Colorado State University and allowed me the opportunity to work with professors and grad students at one of the country's most prestigious veterinary schools. If it weren't for the WUE scholarship I would not have been able to come to CSU and would not have had all the wonderful experiences I have had."
— Emma, Oregon resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Biomedical Sciences
"WUE has essentially made it possible for me to go to college. I have two older sisters, both attending college, and I knew that the cost of supporting children through college was starting to take a toll on my family's finances. WUE made it possible (and even cheaper) to attend a college outside of my home state. Without this program I would not have been able to fulfill my dream of attending an out-of-state school to pursue a degree in the sciences."
— Kelly, California resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Natural Resource Management
"Reduced tuition through WUE made it possible for me to attend an out-of-state school that better aligns with my professional objectives of obtaining a technical degree and pursuing a career with an engineering company. WUE’s a valuable program that keeps very good students in the West, even though they leave their home state. Without it, many students might feel inclined to study even farther away from home. These students/professionals are our region's future and their presence benefits local and regional economies well after their study is over."
— Cassandra, Idaho resident, Class of 2011, Colorado State University, Computer Science and Math
"When I visited CSU for the first time, I knew that was where I wanted to go to school. Being from California, however, it seemed that the out-of-state tuition would be an impossible barrier. WUE allowed me to pursue my dreams, and going to school in another state has been educational in far more ways that just taking classes. I love seeing how people live their lives in other parts of the country, and I am a more well-rounded person as a result. I get to work in a lab with professionals at the top of their fields, and I’m building a wonderful resume. Thank you for this opportunity!"
— Alexandra, California resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Biomedical Sciences
"Without WUE, I would not be able to afford the career of my dreams. Thanks to WUE, I’m able to study out-of-state in the program that’s the best fit for me for my respective discipline."
— Kyle, North Dakota resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology