Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships are a vital source of permanent funds that make a Widener University education possible for worthy students. They aid in the recruitment and retention of students by supporting those who display academic promise, interest in a certain field of study, and/or financial need. This increased ability to fund the costs of a Widener education will ensure an academically competitive student body.

Establishing an endowed scholarship is one of the most enduring and meaningful ways an individual or an organization can make a difference in the lives of Widener University students. The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow and your investment in them through scholarships will pay the highest dividends.

Endowed Student Scholarships

Fully Endowed Scholarship
$750,000 for the purpose of funding a single student or to fund multiple students on annual basis.

Restricted Endowed Scholarship
$250,000 for the purpose of permanently and partially supporting one or more exceptional students in a particular field of study.

Named and Restricted Scholarship
$100,000 for the purpose of permanently and partially supporting a student in a specific college, school or major, or from a particular geographic region.

Named Scholarship
$50,000 for the purpose of permanently supporting a portion of one student’s tuition costs in a particular college or school.

Term Scholarship Opportunities
A term scholarship can be created with a gift of $25,000 or more. Unlike a permanent fund invested in the university’s endowment, a term scholarship is a named fund that is expended in its entirety over a course of one to five years.

Term scholarships can provide partial tuition support to one or more students for one or more years of school, depending on the size of the gift and the donor’s intentions, and may be designated to a specific college, school or major, or from a particular geographic region.

Faculty Excellence Endowments

Endowed Chair
$1,500,000 for the purpose of recruiting and retaining scholars with national and international reputations of excellence.

Endowed Professorship
$750,000 for the purpose of supporting the research and teaching of exceptional faculty.

Distinguished Visiting Professorship
$500,000 for the purpose of attracting prominent faculty and leading experts to the university on a flexible and rotating basis.

Academic Research Fellowship
$250,000 for the purpose of supporting cutting-edge research and/or the publication of journal articles and academic papers.

Endowed Faculty Fellowship
$250,000 for the purpose of supporting a faculty member in an effort to obtain greater expertise in scholarship and enhanced teaching.

Endowed Graduate Research Fund
$200,000 for the purpose of supporting the development of knowledge through research for a student at the graduate level.

Endowed Undergraduate Research Fund
$100,000 for the purpose of supporting the development of knowledge through research for a student at the undergraduate level.

Endowed Service Learning Fund
$25,000 for the purpose of funding an undergraduate student’s work in the business or non-profit community as part of their service learning experience.