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Endowment Funds & Scholarships

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Endowment and Scholarships

An endowment is an investment in the future of the College of Business. It is a designated fund that may or may not have a stated purpose at your request. The fund may be created through the donation of cash, marketable securities or other liquid assets. Endowed funds are typically intended to be held in perpetuity (forever), with the investment earning from those funds made available (at least in part) to spend in support of the purpose of the endowment.


Donor Opportunities: Endowments

What does it cost to create an endowment?

Named Endowment — An endowment requires a minimum gift of $25,000. Named endowments may support partial scholarships or fellowships for a specific academic discipline or program, academic and research programs, etc.

Named Scholarship — A minimum gift of $75,000 is required to establish an endowed scholarship fund designated for a specific academic discipline or program with restrictions or preferences. 

Named Fellowship — A fellowship requires a minimum gift of $100,000 for endowment. A fellowship is awarded to a student pursuing an advanced degree. 

Named Lecture Series – A names lecture series requires a minimum gift of $200,000 for endowment. 

Professorship — A distinguished professorship requires a minimum gift of $1 million for endowment. Professorships allow the school to recruit and retain promising researchers and teachers. The income from the endowment may be used to supplement a professor’s salary or provide support for research needs.

Chair — A chair requires a minimum gift of $1.5 million for endowment. The endowed chair represents the highest honor the school can confer on prominent faculty members. Endowed chairs help attract and retain brilliant scholars by providing dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities as well as partial salary support.

Department Chair — A department chair requires a minimum gift of $2.5 million for endowment. The endowed chair represents the highest honor the school can confer on prominent faculty members. Endowed chairs help attract and retain brilliant scholars by providing dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities as well as partial salary support.

Academic Department Center/Institute — Center or institute endowment minimums vary depending upon the discipline involved and the size and scope of the program. 

Endowments may be funded over a time frame not to exceed five years.

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Award Opportunities: Apply

Bob Myers Honorary Scholarship Fund

Your gift will support our all students to have the opportunity to develop their intellectual and cultural horizons.

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Student Success Fund

This fund aid students to be successful and offset special circumstances that impact their ability to attend or excel.

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College of Business Scholarship Fund

Your gift scholarships for all levels of College of Business Students. It will empower them to reach their full potential.

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YUM! CGFE Board of Advisors Scholarship Fund

As industry leaders across a range of franchises, our Board understands the transformative power of education. Our scholarship fund unlocks entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Student Emergency Scholarship Fund

Emergency Scholarship Fund was established to support students that encounter unexpected financial emergencies that might prevent them from persisting to graduation. The goal of the fund is to help students during a time of need, stay in school and make progress towards their degree.

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Equine Scholarships & Awards

Excellence recognizes excellence. See the variety of scholarships available to our students and learn more about the Galbreath Award for equine entrepreneurs.

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Undergrad Scholarships & Awards

Learn about the undergrad scholarship process: available awards, eligibility, and application.

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Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Learn about the graduate scholarship process, including available awards/assistantships, eligibility, and application.

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