The top priority of The Campaign for Salisbury University is to expand and deepen support for student scholarships. This includes awards for exceptionally high-achieving students, but even more so, we want to expand awards for those students with the greatest need.
As students nationwide face burgeoning debt, scholarships help decrease the loans they need to complete their studies. At SU, students bear cost burdens without increased financial aid resources, as SU remains among the State of Maryland’s lowest funded institutions, despite our outstanding outcomes and efficient operations.
Scholarships help fill the gap for students who may not qualify for need-based aid and also have not received merit awards. They also provide students more time to focus on their studies; for those who have to work in addition to classes, it’s difficult to graduate on time and earn high grades. Opening SU’s doors to students with all different experiences – including first-generation attendees and others from diverse backgrounds – enriches the entire campus community and enables remarkable young men and women to pursue their dreams. Help us expand this access to more deserving students.
The gift of an endowed scholarship provides SU with permanent assets to provide support for students. We hope recipients become philanthropic themselves, giving back to others when financially able. The minimum required to establish an endowed scholarship is $25,000. Donors also may give to existing scholarships.
Support existing scholarships for students across the disciplines at SU or contact us to learn about endowing your own!