Areas of Support

Endowment Opportunities

Funding for each type of endowed faculty position, fellowship, scholarship, or general program support is set at a level sufficient to achieve a donor’s intent, both now and in the future. Endowment levels are adjusted from time to time to keep pace with changing costs, but revised levels do not affect previously established endowments. Types of endowed funds and their minimum levels as of July 1, 2006, are as follows.

Named Support for Faculty

Dean’s Chair $3,500,000
Chair $2,000,000
Professorship $1,000,000
Distinguished Visitor $600,000
Faculty Award $250,000
Dean’s Leadership Fund $100,000

Named Support for Graduate Students

Graduate Fellowship $1,000,000
Graduate Award $500,000
Graduate Assistance Fund $50,000

Named Support for Undergraduate Students

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship $750,000
Medalist Scholarship $375,000
Maximus Scholarship $125,000

Morrill Scholarships

Distinction Scholarship $750,000
Prestige Scholarship $425,000
Excellence Scholarship $375,000

Other Types of Named Support

Restricted Fund $50,000
Unrestricted Fund $25,000