Enhancing the endowment for financial support for students is critical to ensuring access to college for all, regardless of their economic standing. It also enables the university to attract a diverse group of highly qualified students, and enrich their educational experiences, through scholarships, student-faculty research grants, and study-abroad stipends. Named endowment scholarships and grants mirror the university's commitment to student access, the recognition of scholarly achievement, and a commitment to global education.
Study-abroad scholarships for low-income students who otherwise might not be able to take advantage of study-abroad opportunities.
Supported by single or multiple donors, an endowment of $1 million would provide $50,000 a year for one or more upper-division students' tuition, room and board, travel, and research.
A $500,000 endowment provides full tuition or $25,000 per year for low-income and/or students of color to encourage academic accomplishment and help ensure access to college. The scholarships are awarded to students who show the promise of success.
A $500,000 endowment supports the most prestigious university scholarship offered to high ability, incoming first-year students and is continued annually, full tuition or $25,000 a year.
A $325,000 endowment recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the classroom and beyond at $16,000 a year.
A $100,000 endowment provides $5,000 per year to recognize and support academically meritorious students.
A $25,000 (minimum) endowment provides scholarship support at $1,250 a year for a student in a particular major or course of study. Donors help determine the criteria for students receiving scholarship support from the endowment, typically named in their or a loved one's honor or memory.