The Cor Fund

Funding the Future

The Cor Fund is the lifeblood of the University of Dallas. Primarily, the Cor Fund supports the education of our students, 96 percent of whom receive scholarships or financial aid from the university in order to attend. The Cor Fund also supports faculty research and development so that UD can continue to attract and retain the best professors, who are top experts and practitioners in their fields. In addition, the Cor Fund provides programming and services to enhance student well-being and success. Your support for the Cor Fund makes everything we do at UD possible: you allow us to keep the lights on both figuratively and literally. You support the students who come here on scholarship, the research done by our faculty, the speakers providing intellectual enrichment and the recreational activities to nourish the body as well as the soul. We couldn’t do what we do, or be who we are, without you.

The Cor Fund supports five main areas: 

Student Scholarships

At the University of Dallas, we strive to ensure that students who want to pursue an education at UD have the scholarship and financial support they need. Approximately 95% of students receive financial aid at UD.

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Student Development

The Cor Fund helps support programming and initiatives through Campus Ministry, Student Government, Student Programming at UD, honor societies and professional societies which helps enable students to develop themselves as future civic and faith leaders.

Faculty Development

The Cor Fund helps ensure that our faculty maintain their recognition as experts in their field, have the ability to conduct research and have the resources they need to utilize new technology in the classroom.

Student Health & Well-Being

Student success is predicated on having a sound mind and body. The Cor Fund supports essential services for our students including Health and Wellness Services, counseling services and the Maher Recreation Center which are available to all students.

Campus Enhancements

With a growing campus population and changing technology needs, UD strives to enhance all of our facilities in a way that provides for an optimal educational experience. The Cor Fund helps support technology advancements, energy efficient building enhancements, the creation of new student spaces, laboratory upgrades, and general facility maintenance.

Maggie Chevey“ I love UD because of the excellence that it stands for in every area. But I am sold on UD because this excellence is actually achieved through the demands of the professors and the determination of the students. My dream of experiencing this unique community came true only with the help of financial aid. ”- Maggie Chavey | Class of 2021

 

Mike Murray“ I support the University of Dallas by playing in the Annual Galecke Open because of my personal involvement and love of the University and The Catholic Foundation’s long-time, deep commitment to an institution absolutely critical to the flourishing of the local, national and universal Church. ”- Mike Murray | Sr. Development Officer, The Catholic Foundation

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