Endowed Scholarships give deserving students the chance to attend USF. Many talented, worthy students cannot attend the university without the financial aid scholarships provide. Opening the doors to Jesuit education for students at all economic levels has been a high priority at USF for more than 150 years. Scholarships mean that students can pursue their studies free of undue financial hardship.
What is an Endowed Gift?
An endowed gift is one that USF holds in perpetuity. This gift is invested, with a portion of its average annual investment return used for purposes specified by the donor. Many donors select endowed scholarship funds. To guard against the eroding consequences of inflation, the remaining investment return is added to the principal. Thus, a donor who creates an endowed gift today can be confident that it will continue to support USF students in the years to come.
What is Required to Name a Fund?
All endowed gifts, including scholarship funds, may be named. Donors may have their names — or the name of a loved one — linked to their scholarships.
- The minimum gift required to endow a named partial scholarship is $50,000.
- You can build a named fund over a period of years, pledging your gifts to the named fund.
Types of Gifts Used
You may create an endowment in a number of ways, all of which offer tax and financial benefits:
If you have questions about how to establish a scholarship endowment, please contact us.
We can be reached at 415-422-6258.