Today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders rely on the generosity of alumni and friends of the Capstone.
There are numerous opportunities to invest in the lives of UA students. Whether you choose to provide funding for scholarships, support the University’s fundraising priorities, establish an endowment or show your loyalty through the Annual Fund, every gift to UA makes a significant impact.
From building projects to scholarships, you can support a wide variety of programs at UA.
The creation of scholarships to honor distinguished faculty, alumni and friends of The University of Alabama is of vital significance to the many students who receive the awards each year. Some of the best and brightest students cannot afford today’s tuition, but scholarships open up a world of possibilities to them, making the dream of a college education a reality. Numerous scholarships have been established by individuals, groups and businesses through charitable contributions to UA. When you fund a scholarship, you make a profound difference for individual students and for the lives they touch as UA graduates.
Establish a Scholarship
You can choose to establish an annual scholarship or create an endowment in your name or in honor of a loved one. Scholarships can also be directed to a particular major, field of study or geographic region.
Create an Annual Scholarship
An annual scholarship provides a yearly award to students who meet the criteria established by you and the University. The scholarship may be established with a one-time gift of $1,000 or more, after which, awards are made until the funds are diminished or the donor may contribute the amount of the award every year.
Create an Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship endowments are crucial to the future of UA because they provide assistance to students for generations to come. A minimum donation of $25,000 is required to establish an endowment and can be made with a one-time gift or pledged over a five-year period. The principal is invested and a portion of the return is used each year to support the scholarship. The remainder is added back to the principal to promote growth and protect against inflation.
For more information on how you can establish a scholarship, contact the Division of Advancement by calling 205-348-4767.