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Named gift opportunities

Endowed student support
Scholarships make it possible for deserving students to attend VCU while helping to attract the brightest, most meritorious students to the university. Endowed scholarships are created with a minimum $25,000 gift. The principal is invested and the interest of 5 percent is used each year for student support. These named, endowed scholarships last in perpetuity.

 

Fund minimum

Scholarship

$25,000

Graduate fellowship

$250,000

Endowed faculty support
Endowed lectureships, professorships and chairs are used to support distinguished teachers and researchers in strategic areas of the university’s curriculum. The principal is invested and the interest of 5 percent is used each year for faculty support. These named, endowed funds last in perpetuity.

 

Fund minimum

Lectureship

$100,000

Junior Faculty Endowment

$250,000

Departmental Professorship

$500,000

University Professorship

$750,000

Distinguished Professorship

$1 million

Chair

$1.5 million

Distinguished Chair

$2 million

Deanship

$2.5 million

More information
The minimum for a general endowment fund is $25,000. All named gift opportunities are subject to approval by the VCU Board of Visitors.