Scholarships and Fellowships Change Lives

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2020 Barton Scholar announcement ceremony

Scholarships and Fellowships Change Lives

Austin Rea receives the 2020 Barton Scholarship

Interested in establishing a scholarship?

You have many options when you create a scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate students, or a fellowship, which is awarded to graduate students. In addition to selecting the type of recipient, you can designate an area of the university close to your heart and when your contribution will begin helping. Your gift can provide immediate or long-term support.  It can be paid all at once or in annual installments over a period of no more than five years. A helpful guide to minimum gift amounts is provided below.

Endowed Funds
You can make a powerful investment by contributing to or establishing an endowed fund, which is a permanent funding source. Endowed funds are invested so that they produce an annual award. The currently authorized payout for endowed funds is 4 percent a year. Thus, once fully endowed, a gift of $100,000 would provide an annual award of about $4,000. Endowed funds provide long-term financial support.

Current Funds
You also can establish or contribute to a current fund to support and strengthen the academic area or program you choose. The entire balance of the fund is available for immediate use. Once the balance is exhausted, the fund is closed.

 

Your gift will impact students, faculty, staff and programs

Gehad Qaki,Wichita State Gore Scholar receiving congratulations from Dean Livesay.

Gore Scholar Gehad Qaki receives congratulations from College of Engineering Dean Dennis Livesay.

  • When you establish a scholarship, it provides support for undergraduate students. The minimum amount required to establish an endowed scholarship is $35,000. The minimum to create a current scholarship is $5,000.
  • You can create a fellowship for graduate students. The minimum gift required to endow a fellowship is $35,000. The minimum required to create a current fellowship is $5,000.
  • By establishing a graduate assistantship, you can provide the recipient an annual salary for the work performed in his or her academic unit. To establish an endowed graduate assistantship, the minimum gift is $35,000. The minimum amount for a current graduate assistantship is $5,000.
  • You can create a scholarship based on geographic area , to support students from your home town. To establish this type of scholarship, the minimum gift is $5,000.

Ready to get started? You'll find the minimum amount for each fund type below.

Endowed Funds

$25,000
– Fund

$35,000
– Scholarship
– Graduate fellowship
– Graduate assistantship

$50,000
– Faculty or staff support fund

$100,000
– Presidential scholarship
– Distinguished graduate fellowship
– Distinguished graduate assistantship
– Lecturer
– Lectureship

$150,000
– Doctoral fellowship

$250,000
– Faculty fellow

$500,000
– Professorship *

$2 million
– Chair *

*Minimum amount may vary by academic college.

Current Funds

$5,000
– Fund
–  Scholarship
– Graduate fellowship
– Graduate assistantship

$20,000 ($5,000 for 4 years)
– Presidential scholarship
– Lecturer
– Faculty or staff support fund

$50,000
– Faculty fellow fund

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