Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds provide a way for donors to help others pursue their dreams of higher education. Scholarships may have standard guidelines that support students based on merit or need, or they may have more customized guidelines that support those who are graduating from a particular high school, attending a particular college, or studying a specific subject, among other options. The Foundation's staff will administer the fund and scholarship criteria and, after careful evaluation of scholarship applications, staff and committed volunteer committees will determine the best match for scholarship recipients.


  • Your clients can establish scholarships in honor or in memory of a loved one, name it for themselves or their family, or name it for their business or other organization.
  • Donors can make a permanent impact on the lives of recipients, who in turn are very likely to continue the tradition of helping others when they are able.
  • Donors can provide a scholarship now or plan a gift from their estates.
  • There is no fee to establish a scholarship fund.
  • A $30,000 minimum opening gift is required for funds with standard need/merit guidelines and a $50,000 opening gift is required for scholarship funds with customized guidelines.

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