Naming Opportunities

Scholarships

  • Undergraduate Need
    • Out-of-State: $1,000,000 Endowment
    • In-State: $500,000 Endowment
    • Minimum Endowment: $100,000 Endowment
    • Annual Scholarship: $10,000 Expendable
  • Undergraduate Merit
    • 1693 Scholar (Out-of-State)**: $1,500,000 Endowment
    • 1693 Scholar (In-State)**: $1,000,000 Endowment
    • William & Mary Scholar**: $500,000 Endowment
    • Monroe Scholar**: $100,000 Endowment
    • Minimum Endowment: $100,000 Endowment
    • Annual Scholarship: $10,000 Expendable
  • Undergraduate Other
    • Athletics (Out-of-State): $1,000,000 Endowment
    • Athletics (In-State): $500,000 Endowment
    • Minimum Endowment: $100,000 Endowment
    • Global – Study Abroad: $100,000 Endowment
    • Global – International Students: $100,000 Endowment
    • Global – Annual Scholarship: $10,000 Expendable
  • Graduate
    • Scholarship/Fellowship/Assistantship: $1,000,000 Endowment
    • Stipend: $500,000 Endowment
    • Minimum Endowment*: $100,000 Endowment
    • Annual Scholarship: $10,000 Expendable

*Endowment minimums may vary depending on the graduate program.
**Preferences for these endowments are limited to the scholarship program designation.

Please note that unrestricted, need-based scholarships are the university’s highest priority, but donors may request preferences from the following categories, depending on the giving level: 

  • Choice of School
  • Choice of Major
  • Choice of Geographic Location within the United States (Region, State, Counties)
  • Choice of Scholarship Program (1693, Monroe, William & Mary Scholars, etc.)
  • Choice of Athletics (General or Varsity Sport) or Global (Study Abroad or International)
Examples:
$1,000,000+ Scholarship Type + up to 3 preferences
$500,000 - $999,999 Scholarship Type + up to 2 preferences
$100,000 - $499,999 Scholarship Type + 1 preference

Teaching Excellence

  • Professorships
    • University Chair: $5,000,000 Endowment
    • Distinguished Professorship: $3,000,000 Endowment
    • Professorship: $1,000,000 Endowment
    • Term Professorship: $250,000 Endowment
  • Faculty Support
    • Professional Development Fund: $100,000 Endowment
    • Faculty Awards and Research Support: $100,000 Endowment
    • Curricular Development/Innovation Fund: $100,000 Endowment
    • Minimum Endowment: $100,000 Endowment
    • Annual Faculty Support Fund: $10,000 Expendable
  • Coaches
    • Head Coach, Football or Basketball: $5,000,000 Endowment
    • Head Coach, Olympic Sport: $3,000,000 Endowment
    • Assistant Coach: $1,000,000 Endowment

Additional naming opportunities are available for Clinical/Adjunct Professorships, Visiting Professorships, Research Professorships, Practitioners, and Administrators.

Endowment minimums may vary depending on the school. Naming minimums may vary depending on the position.

For further information about opportunities to support scholarships, please contact:  

Suzie Armstrong '93, Senior Director of Development for Scholarships and Special Projects

757-221-7647

For further information about opportunities to support teaching excellence, please contact:  

Earl T. Granger III '92, M.Ed. '98, Associate Vice President for Development

757-221-1188