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Named gift opportunities

Student support

Scholarships make it possible for deserving students to attend VCU while helping to attract the brightest, most meritorious students to the university.

Minimum gift level to name a current, non-endowed fund: $25,000

Endowed scholarships are created with a minimum $25,000 gift. The principal is invested and the interest of 5% is used each year for student support. These named, endowed scholarships last in perpetuity.

Giving level nameFund minimum

General scholarship (talent, merit, need)

$25,000

Named student scholarship

$50,000

Graduate fellowship

$250,000

Read more about creating scholarships at VCU.

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% is used each year for faculty support. These named, endowed funds last in perpetuity.

Giving level nameFund minimum

Lectureship, department or research fund

$100,000

Junior Faculty Fellowship/term professorship

$250,000

Discovery Innovation Fund

$500,000-$1 million

Departmental Professorship

$750,000

Research Professorship

$1.25 million

Faculty Chair

$1 million-$3 million

Department Chair

$2 million-$3 million

Research Chair

$3 million-$4 million

Deanship

$4 million-$10 million

Department, center or institute

$5 million-$20 million

Schools or colleges

$20 million-$200 million

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