The single largest obstacle to student success is the financial aspect of their education. And the best tools we have to combat those financial challenges are scholarships, which are a key focus of our fundraising efforts. As a result of the Centennial Campaign, 600 new scholarships have been established. Yet the need for private support continues to grow, as enrollments increase and state support dwindles.
The gift of knowledge is priceless, and the lack of financial resources shouldn't hinder its acquisition. Education is an investment in the future of our society, and scholarships fuel the engine that moves us forward.
There are so many ways to make an impact: with need-based, merit-based or talent-based scholarships; education abroad grants and graduate fellowships; or athletic scholarships. There are also many ways to give: endowed named funds that grow over time; spendable award funds that provide steady support; or planned gifts that help meet long-term needs. Each one can make a real difference in a student's life, and their future.