Establish a student scholarship

The single best way to increase Parkside students’ success – helping more students earn their degrees – is by providing a scholarship. 

Most Parkside students work more than 20 hours a week off campus to pay for their education. Scholarships address students’ financial need and help to reduce the amount of hours they must work off campus. As a result, they can devote more time to their academic studies, internships, and campus involvement, as well as study-abroad opportunities – all of which help students complete their degrees and prepare for careers.  

 

View 2016-17 Scholarships and Donors

 

 

Endowed Scholarships

Your gift of an endowed scholarship establishes a permanent and ongoing investment that generates earnings. Student scholarships are awarded from these earnings annually. The principal investment remains untouched, so the endowment can continue to fund scholarships year after year. In this way, an endowed scholarship establishes a legacy of giving and perpetual support for Parkside students.

Endowed scholarships may be established with a gift or pledge commitment of $10,000 or more. Working with your development officer, you may design criteria based on your interests and university needs, to guide selection of the scholarship recipient.  You can also designate the name of the scholarship as you choose, as a lasting tribute to your generosity or to an alumnus, faculty member, or loved one.

 

Annual Scholarships

An annual scholarship allows you to give a yearly gift and sustain Parkside’s scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded as long as you (or others) choose to contribute to the fund. 

Annual scholarships may be established with a gift or pledge commitment of $2,000 or more. As with an endowed scholarship, an annual scholarship allows you to specify award criteria that university representatives will use to select the scholarship recipient. You can also name the scholarship in recognition of your support, the purpose of the scholarship, or in memory or honor of a loved one.

 

General Scholarship Support

Your gift to the General Scholarship Fund supports current areas of greatest student financial need across the university. Gifts of any amount make a difference and allow Parkside to award more scholarships to deserving students.