Opportunities & Greatest Needs
There are a variety of ways to support the University of West Georgia. Whether you would like to establish a scholarship, create an endowed fund, or wish to help our capital projects, your generosity makes a tremendous impact on our students and our programs.
Endowed gifts are the perfect way to ensure the long-term success of the University of West Georgia.
Rather than being spent each year, endowed gifts are invested and provide a benefit to the students and programs at UWG in perpetuity. Once the endowment reaches the minimum required funding level and the funds have been invested for a the required time period, a spending allocation is made available each year to support the purpose determined by the donor. As investments grow so does the impact of the donor's original gift.
A minimum amount of $25,000 is required to establish an endowment; however, an endowed gift can be pledged in $5,000 installments over a period of five years. Endowments can be established in a variety of ways including cash gifts, bequests, securities, and through a combination of lifetime and deferred gifts.
At the University of West Georgia, our number one priority is student success.
Unfortunately, for many students, financial resources can pose a significant barrier to earning a degree -- or to starting college in the first place. Yet these students have tremendous potential to change not only their lives but their communities. Your support of scholarships at UWG can go a long way in filing the financial gap that is critical to many of our students' ability to enroll, progress and graduate.
Scholarships can be established to honor faculty, alumni and friends of the University of West Georgia. When you fund a scholarship for a UWG student, you make a profound difference for individual students and for the communities they will go on to impact after graduation.
Establish a Scholarship
You can choose to establish an annual scholarship or create an endowment in your name or in honor of someone else. Scholarships can also be designated in a particular college, major, field of study, or geographic region.
Create an Annual Scholarship
An annual scholarship provides a yearly award to students who meet the criteria established by you and the university. The scholarship may be established with a one-time gift of $7,500 or more or may be pledged in $1,500 installments over a period of five years. Scholarship awards are made until the funds are diminished or the donor may contribute the amount of the award every year.
Create an Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship endowments are crucial to the future of UWG because they provide assistance to students for generations to come. A minimum donation of $25,000 is required to establish an endowment and can be made with a one-time gift or pledged in $5,000 installments over a five year period. The principal is invested and a portion of the return is used each year to support the scholarship. The remainder is added back to the principal to promote growth and protect against inflation.