A Sound Financial Future

Endowment Growth

 

Student Scholarships

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More than 88 percent of our undergraduate student body receives some form of financial aid, and a growing source of that aid is generated by endowed scholarship funds. An endowed scholarship can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000 – an amount that can be paid in one lump sum or in installments of up to five years. The endowment is never spent – only a portion of the value of the fund (currently five percent) – is spent each year. This means that many generations of students can benefit from today’s generosity. The recipients of the fund can be tailored to meet the donor’s wishes, according to academic major, hometown, athletic or extracurricular activity and other factors. The endowed scholarship fund can be named after the donor or for a loved one of the donor.
 

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Experiential Learning(Intercultural Experiences, Study Abroad, Service Learning, Undergraduate Research)

One of the components of an education at The University of Findlay that distinguishes our graduates from graduates of other institutions is the emphasis on experiential learning – opportunities for hands-on and first-hand experience in the learning process. This experience can come in travels overseas and to different countries to experience unfamiliar cultures. It can come in the form ofservice learning opportunities in Findlay, Ohio, or elsewhere in the country. And, increasingly, it can come in the form of undergraduate research when students work with faculty members to explore the rigors and rewards of in-depth investigation in a topic or field of their choices.
 
All of these are valuable in preparing students for substantive engagement within their communities and professions in their lives after college. Endowed funds to support experiential learning can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000 – an amount that can be gifted in one lump sum or in installments of up to five years. Once the endowment is established, only a percentage of the value of the fund (currently five percent) is spent each year.
 

The Mazza Museum

The Mazza Museum is also seeking to establish new operating endowments to help ensure a future of continued excellence. Annual distributions from these endowments will be used for activities or programs beneficial to the museum, to provide funds for interns or additional staff or to acquire, exhibit and preserve works of art. Decisions involving the use of funds will be made by the museum director in consultation with University officials and in accordance with University policy and practice. Endowed funds to support the Mazza Museum can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000 – an amount that can be gifted in one lump sum or in installments of up to five years. Once the endowment is established, only a percentage of the value of the fund (currently five percent) is spent each year. This means that many generations of students and community members as well as regional and national audiences will be able to enjoy the Mazza Museum collection.

The Oiler Heritage Society

The Oiler Heritage Society is formed to help support the remarkable varsity basketball programs at The University of Findlay. The purpose is to create a $1 million endowment, the interest from which will be used to further the education of players through scholarships, summer-session tuition, facility enhancements, travel/competition opportunities, and equipment beneficial to the basketball program and the athletic department.
The Oiler Heritage Society will be comprised of the following giving levels:
  • The Founders Club for supporters making a minimum gift of $50,000.
  • The Coaches Club for supporters making a minimum gift of $25,000.
  • The Players Club for supporters making a minimum gift of $10,000.


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The needs of 10 graduate programs, including two leading to a doctoral degree, are increasing the demand for graduate fellowships to support students in their pursuit of a graduate degree. Fellowships provide direct financial support and tuition remission for graduate students who have been selected for one of these prestigious positions through a competitive process. Typical fellowship experiences include assisting faculty with research and teaching during their studies.

Endowed funds in support of these endeavors can be established for as little as $10,000 – an amount that can be paid in one lump sum or in installments of up to five years. The endowment is never spent – only a portion of the interested earned is used for designated purposes – which means many generations of students can benefit from this gift.