An endowed scholarship provides a permanent and personal way for you to make a difference in the life of a Bellarmine University student. Most of our students depend on some sort of financial aid to achieve their dreams of a college education. You can help turn their dreams into reality, now and in the future, by establishing an endowed scholarship fund which provides a perpetual source of income—awarded to generations of Bellarmine students—through funds managed by the University.
The minimum required to establish an endowed scholarship is $50,000. You may use cash, stocks, bonds or real property to make your gift. You may also establish or augment an existing scholarship through a bequest in your will. Or, you may make a multi-year pledge and take up to five years to fulfill your contribution. Once paid in full, your contribution underwrites the scholarship immediately.
You can permanently designate and name an endowed scholarship for any academic program offered by the University. As the donor, you will create an endowment agreement specifying the criteria used to select student recipients. You will also have the opportunity to name your endowed scholarship fund in honor of yourself or someone else, and you will have an opportunity to learn more about the students who receive your scholarship and to meet them at our annual scholarship dinner.