Distinguished Graduate/Professional Fellowships – minimum $250,000 These funds are used to support an outstanding student in a graduate or professional school program. Income from the fund may be used for tuition, living expenses, and other special expenses incurred in the course of graduate and professional study.
Named Graduate Student Support Fund – minimum $50,000 Income from such endowments will be used to support a student in a graduate or professional school program, and may be used in conjunction with graduate assistantships.
Named Scholarship – minimum $25,000 The annual award to a student covering one-half the cost of tuition is based on academic achievement.
Named Chairs – minimum $1,000,000 These funds provide additional support for a professor’s teaching research, including but not limited to salary supplements, equipment, academic leaves, research assistants, and travel.
Named Distinguished Professorships – minimum $500,000 Income is used to support the work of a professor in developing courses, strengthening teaching and research, and other professional activities. Funds may be used for salary supplements, equipment, travel, etc.
Named Professorships – minimum $250,000 Income is used to support the work of a professor in developing courses, strengthening teaching and research, and other professional activities. Funds may also be used for salary supplements, equipment, travel, etc.
Named Distinguished Scholar (Visiting) – minimum $100,000 These funds enable the University to bring outstanding visitors to teach, do research, and be available as resources for the University community.
Named Lectureships – minimum $50,000 Theses funds support expenses associated with special guest lecturers or seminars.
Named Academic Support Fund – minimum $10,000 These may be restricted to a particular program or department. This category does not apply to scholarships.
Named Award Fund – minimum $10,000 Income from this endowment is used to recognize an outstanding student, faculty or employee based on a criteria established by the College, School, or Unit. This category does not apply to scholarships.
More information on establishing endowments.