Establishing a new scholarship at the University of Dallas is an excellent way to memorialize a loved one or honor them for their accomplishments.
A full tuition scholarship requires a $750,000 gift, which can be made over a period of years. The scholarship cannot be awarded until the fund reaches a market value of $750,000.
A partial scholarship endowment can be established with a minimum gift of $50,000 which can be paid over multiple years. The scholarship cannot be awarded until the fund reaches a market value of $50,000.
Non-endowed scholarships can be established with a minimum contribution of $10,000 paid over a maximum of four years. With a non-endowed scholarship, students can benefit immediately from your generosity rather than waiting for the fund to reach a minimum amount. We will work with you to determine what aid amounts work best for your fund (example: 1 student will receive $1,000 a semester for 10 semesters).
If you don't want to make a $10,000 commitment but would still like to make a gift to a scholarship, you can select one of our many existing scholarships or give to our Cor Scholarship which goes to students who are in academic good standing but have unmet financial needs.
Yes, however all preferences and scholarship agreements must first be approved by the University. Typical preferences include characteristics such as major program of study, minimum GPA and the financial need of the recipient.
Yes, most scholarships honor or memorialize individuals.
Yes. Each year endowed scholarship donors are mailed reports on the market value of their fund as well as on the recipient of their scholarship. Whenever possible, we try to arrange for opportunities for scholarship recipients to meet their donors.
Anyone can make a gift to the new scholarship you establish. They have several options:
David Smith, Executive Director of Advancement Services and Operations, 972-721-4105.