Detail: Priorities

A Strong Endowment

Now that Marywood has entered its second century, after achieving so much in our first 100 years, we require the kind of investments that will pay dividends—literally and figuratively—to tomorrow’s students, faculty, and society.

Endowed faculty positions enable Marywood to attract and keep faculty who are leaders and innovators. And wherever the professor’s work appears, the name of the endowed professorship appears as well, extending the reputations of both Marywood University and our benefactors.

Another type of endowed gift—the endowed scholarship—allows benefactors to honor a loved one by establishing a fund whose interest grows to help deserving students afford a Marywood education with financial assistance from the endowment.

Named Endowment Opportunities

Partial Scholarship ($50,000)

More than 96% of Marywood students receive some type of financial aid. Endowed partial scholarships provide a critical source of aid to support current students and future leaders.

Professorial Recognition ($250,000)

With a professorial recognition, we can reward distinguished faculty members for outstanding teaching and original research.

Faculty Fellowship ($250,000)

As we continue to expand our reputation for advanced research, we need to encourage our faculty with start-up funds for leading-edge projects. Faculty fellowships allow projects to begin before outside funders are fully engaged.

Full Scholarship ($1 Million)

Full scholarships allow us to attract the best and brightest students to our campus community.

Faculty Chair ($1 Million)

An endowed faculty chair is one of our strongest tools for recruiting the best scholars to our faculty. It is a prestigious way to honor a distinguished faculty member.

Visiting Professorship ($1 Million)

A visiting professorship endowment provides the resources to invite outstanding faculty from other institutions, as well as industry experts, to spend an extended period of time with our students. They participate in the intellectual life of the University by teaching a course or presenting working papers at campus colloquia.

College Deanship ($3 Million)

An endowed college deanship will allow each of our colleges to expand the Marywood tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

President’s Initiative Fund ($5 Million)

This fund gives the President financial flexibility to channel resources to new initiatives, courses, technology, and research.