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.