Philanthropy has always been an important part of The University of Alabama tradition. The College of Human Environmental Sciences welcomes all levels of private support to further our mission of teaching, research, and service. Financial support helps to continue the impact our College has on our community, our state, our nation, and our world.
Should you have any questions or like additional information about giving to CHES, please contact Amy Baker-Parton, or you may fill out and submit the form below.
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the university of alabama endowed philanthropic opportunitiesPlease remember that all gifts may be pledged over 5 years and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Support funds provide key support for colleges, departments and University libraries and may be used for a variety of purposes in support of a program's mission.
Base Funding Level: $25,000
Scholarships offer educational assistance for undergraduate and graduate students and may include criteria such as academic merit or financial need as a consideration. Endowed scholarships help defray the costs of tuition, and make attendance at the University a reality for many students. These gifts are vital to our mission in CHES and provide tremendous support to our students.
Base Funding Level: $25,000
An endowed lecture series allows the University to sponsor symposia, debates, and presentations that engage the University community in the critical issues and challenges of our time. The lecture series plays an important role in the academic life of the campus, allowing students and faculty to interact with distinguished leaders. Each endowed lecture series helps the University cover the expenses of hosting these events.
Base Funding Level: $100,000
Graduate fellowships give exceptional students the flexibility and freedom to focus on their own research and studies. Fellowships also enable the University to continue to recruit the most talented and diverse graduate students from around the world.
Base Funding Level: $200,000
This designation is reserved for those select and accomplished leaders who are invited to lecture or teach at the University for a period of time and who are not permanent faculty members. Innovative executives, nationally renowned authors, and eminent scientists are the types of lecturers who add to the educational environment of the campus community. The funds may be used to pay for speaker fees, stipends, travel, or other appropriate business-related expenses.
Base Funding Level: $250,000
Eminent scholarships are chosen from among top students and may be University-wide or dedicated to a particular academic unit. Students who are not already assisted by substantial scholarship support, either from the University or external foundations or corporations, could be given priority consideration.
Base Funding Level: $300,000
Endowed professorships recognize and reward exceptional faculty members. Because they are so highly prized within the higher education arena, endowed professorships are a powerful tool for recruitment and retention. These professorships are typically held by gifted faculty members whose accomplishments indicate great potential. Their efforts are focused on honing their teaching skills and on carving out areas of research or performance. Annual income from these endowments supplements salaries for these positions or otherwise provides discretionary support to the named faculty member.
Base Funding Level: $500,000
Distinguished Presidential Scholarships are the University's most celebrated endowed scholarships. They are awarded competitively to select entering freshmen with an ACT score of 30 or above and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. In addition, it is expected that recipients demonstrate evidence in leadership development and continuous participation in community service activities both on and off campus.
Base Funding Level: $1 million
Endowed faculty chair positions are intended to provide the University with the resources needed to recruit and retain its most esteemed scholars and teachers--faculty members of national and international distinction. Recipients of these chairs must have demonstrated significant contributions to their fields through exceptional teaching, research, leadership, and/or scholarly excellence. These individuals are expected to be of national stature with an established track record of achievement. Annual income from these endowments supplements salaries for these positions or otherwise provides discretionary support to the named faculty member.
Base Funding Level: $1.5 million
Deans are the visionary leaders responsible for enhancing the quality of the colleges or divisions they oversee. An endowed deanship provides discretionary funds to help a dean realize his or her vision. Universities with endowed deanships have a substantial advantage in recruiting and retaining the best possible deans.
Base Funding Level: $3 million