Endowments are a critical element in the educational institution's vitality and quality. Southwestern Christian University encourages the establishment of permanent endowments to recruit, support, and encourage faculty and students, provide community outreach, and build facilities.
Gifts to endowment give forever. They provide the University's capital, the financial foundation on which its future depends. The University's endowment grows through reliable investments to meet current and future needs. The annual interest generates funds each year to support the University's goals and priorities. Through the years, many SCU alumni, parents, and friends have established endowment funds to provide permanent support for scholarships, faculty development, academic programs, library acquisitions, and athletics.
Unrestricted endowments allow the University to respond to new challenges and opportunities. When you establish an endowment, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your name or the name of a friend, family member, or favorite professor will be remembered at Southwestern forever. Your endowment will give again and again, for the benefit of students for many generations to come.
Endowed Student Scholarships
- Student Support
Endowed Scholarship $20,000
Endowed Sponsorship $10,000
- Faculty Support
Endowed Faculty Support $10,000
Endowed Professorship $500,000
Endowed Chair $900,000
- Excellence Programs and University Support
Endowed Programs $15,000
Scholarships may be designated by certain criteria including, but not limited to, geographic region, area of study, academic standing, etc. Donors are encouraged to make additional contributions to their scholarships in order to increase the earnings. A scholarship endowment can be established with a gift of $20,000.
Endowed Student Sponsorships
An endowed sponsorship can be designated by the donor to sponsor community outreach programs and student groups such as: "One Voice," an athletic team, or an academic honors group. An endowed sponsorship can be established with a gift of $10,000 or more.
Endowed Faculty Support
This endowment can be designated by the donor to support faculty projects and departmental needs such as: research assistants, class projects, technology for the department, etc. Endowed faculty support can be established with a gift of $10,000.
Endowed Chair and Professorships
Endowed Professorships honor in perpetuity a person/persons named by the donor. Distinguished scholar-teachers will be appointed to fill these positions. Professorships may be funded with gifts of $500,000. Endowed Chairs may be funded with gifts of $900,000.
Academic programs at Southwestern may be endowed with gifts of $15,000. The donor and the University agree upon the purpose and use of the income generated. There are few gifts as important to SCU as those designated to enhance the teaching and learning process.