Contributing to an existing scholarship fund
There are currently more than 200 scholarship funds administered by the Penn College Foundation. These funds support various majors and many were established in honor or memory of Penn College alumni, students, faculty, and friends. By giving to an existing scholarship fund, you are paying a tribute to the individual, family, or business that originally created the scholarship. In addition, your gift will help that scholarship fund grow and ensure that it will continue to help students pursue "degrees that work.®"
Your gift to a scholarship fund will support the efforts of hardworking students pursuing degrees that work.®
Establishing a named scholarship
Scholarship funds can be established at Penn College in honor of, or in memory of, a family member, a friend, a co-worker, a student, a faculty member, or a mentor. Many businesses create scholarship funds to help increase their corporate presence at Penn College. Scholarship award recipients are selected based on preferences determined by the donor. Scholarships can be funded in a variety of ways, including cash donations, gifts of securities, and bequests.
An Endowed Scholarship provides a permanent funding source from which scholarships can be awarded. The fund principal must be at least $25,000 for awards to be made. Endowed Scholarship funds can be established with an initial gift of $25,000 or more, or through gifts totaling $25,000 or more over a period of up to five years. Once the fund principal has reached at least $25,000, the revenue earned on that principal provides the funding for annual awards. The donor or other interested parties may make additional gifts to the fund at any time.
Annual Award Scholarship
A donor provides funding for an Annual Award Scholarship on a year-by-year basis; the donor makes annual contributions totaling at least $1,000, with awards made from the scholarship each year that funds are available. Annual Award Scholarship funds do not earn interest.
Limited Duration Scholarship
Established to create scholarship awards for a specified period of time (e.g., the money is equally divided and awarded over the number of years specified). The donor makes a lump-sum contribution of at least $2,000 to establish a Limited Duration Scholarship, and annual awards to students will be at least $1,000. The donor or other interested parties may make additional gifts to the fund at any time. Limited Duration Scholarship funds do not earn interest.