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Keeping Higher Education Accessible

Providing scholarship funds to deserving students is one of the most important functions performed by donors of the Pittsburg State University Foundation. In 2011, more than $2.5 million in scholarships were paid out to students attending Pittsburg State. 

A special focus on increasing scholarship support is important due to the rising costs of educating a student and the state's response to increasing costs.

Some of the most economically-depressed counties in the state are within Pittsburg State's service region. By increasing private support for scholarships, you will ensure these students continue to receive a college education.

How To Create A Scholarship

Scholarships can be created to:

  • address financial need
  • recognize academic achievement
  • honor a PSU student who is enrolled in a specific degree program

A donor may create a current scholarship, wherein 100% of the donor's gift is awarded to students. In general, the PSU Foundation recommends that current use scholarships provide at least $1,000 annually.

Endowment gifts are held in trust forever by the PSU Foundation, with the interest earned being used to fund a scholarship for a worthy student.  Currently, the minimum requirement to establish an endowed scholarship is $10,000. The donor has three years to reach the minimum amount required.

Contact University Development to create a scholarship.