Naming Opportunities: Endowed Scholarships
|Cassandra Benoist, recipient of the Jack Martin Scholarship in Political Communication:
"The scholarship is helping me to achieve my dream of obtaining a law degree and becoming a prosecutor."
Establishing an Endowed Scholarship
Alumni and friends of the College of Liberal Arts have established more than 80 named scholarship endowments. We wish to thank these generous givers for their vision, and hope you will join them in supporting the College. Please take a moment to peruse the list of Endowed Scholarship Funds in Liberal Arts.
Donors are motivated to establish scholarships for many reasons. You may decide to establish a named scholarship endowment:
- because you want to make a difference for a student who would benefit from your gift
- because you want to create a memorial to someone you love by naming a scholarship for them
- because you have an intense interest in a particular program and want to see fine students enter it
- because you are grateful for the gifts you have received in your life
- because giving is part of your financial or estate planning and it has tax advantages
- because you want to challenge others to give
|David Hadbawnik, recipient of the W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing:
"The Fellowship means the chance to be a student, to have time to write, and to receive productive criticism from other good writers."
Endowed scholarships can be established at the following levels:
- Undergraduate Scholarship -- $25,000
- Presidential Scholarship -- $50,000
- Graduate Fellowship -- $100,000
Scholarship awards usually range from $500 to $5,000 per year for each recipient. The number of awards will be determined by the amount of the endowment and the amount of earnings on the endowment.
Endowments can be funded with cash, marketable securities, real estate, life insurance, bequests, or retirement plans. For more information and to fund an endowment, please contact: