Establishing a New Scholarship

Establishing a New Scholarship

Establishing a new scholarship at the University of Dallas is an excellent way to memorialize a loved one or honor them for their accomplishments.

How much is required to establish an endowed full scholarship?

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.

What is the minimum amount required to establish an endowed scholarship?

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.

I don't have enough to set up an endowed scholarship. What other options do I have?

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.

May I set the preferences for the kind of student who will receive my scholarship?

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.

May I set up a scholarship in my name or to honor someone else?

Yes, most scholarships honor or memorialize individuals.

Will I be informed about the student who receives my scholarship?

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.

How can other people make a gift to the scholarship I establish?

Anyone can make a gift to the new scholarship you establish. They have several options:

  • Give online anytime via In the gift designation section, select "other" and then the donor can type in the name of your scholarship in the "notes" section.
  • Mail a gift to:
    UD Office of Advancement
    1845 E Northgate
    Irving, TX 75062.
    The check should be made out to University of Dallas and the name of the scholarship should be listed in the memo or note line.

If you are interested in establishing a named scholarship, please contact:

David Smith, Executive Director of Advancement Services and Operations, 972-721-4105.