An endowment is a financial gift that’s invested to meet a donor’s desire to make a difference on a permanent basis. The gift becomes part of the larger UNCG endowment, allowing the principal to earn interest to fund scholarships, program funds, professorships, and more. Because endowments are forever, the giver can give them an honorary name. Endowments may be established while you are living, or can be part of your estate.

Endowment Levels


Undergraduate Support

University Scholarship (includes stipend and community activity)$250,000
University Merit Award Program Scholarship $125,000
Undergraduate Scholarships $25,000
Undergraduate Award $15,000

Graduate Support

Graduate Excellence Scholarship/Fellowship$250,000
Graduate Scholarship$125,000
Graduate Award$25,000

Faculty Support

Endowed Chair$2,500,000
Excellence Professorships$500,000
Dean's or Academic Director's Vision Fund$25,000
Teaching Awards & Other Faculty Support$15,000
Program & Activity Support$15,000

Current Endowments

For information about current endowed scholarships, click here.

For a list of current endowed professorships, click here.

For a list of current endowed program funds, click here.