Scholarships & Endowed Funds
Gabe Bullard, BA '07
"I’m among the first generation of my family to attend college, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without scholarship support.
Anthony Thompson, MBA ’88
“It is a thrill to talk to the recipients of our scholarships. They are appreciative and they’re smart and they’re talented, and more importantly, it gives me an opportunity to share with them my story."
Rachel Kaufer, BA '13
International Human Rights
"Without these scholarships, I would not have the gumption to explain to these people that despite what they are thinking, I will make a difference."
Nearly 90 percent of Webster's full-time freshman students receive financial aid in the form of scholarship assistance and loans. Webster University has a long tradition of educating students whose talent and dedication are greater than their economic resources.
Year after year, our students, including many who are the first in their family to attend college, come from extremely diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of interests and passions. For many of these promising students, scholarships provided by Webster alumni and friends are the solution to the barriers that stand between them and the promise and fulfillment of a high quality collegiate education.
The impact of your scholarship gift cannot be overstated, and has impact even beyond the individual students who receive donor-sponsored scholarship support. Your gift enriches their lives, as well as the lives of our faculty and the student body and greater community through the scholars’ contributions to their academic and professional communities.
Today's Webster students are tomorrow's leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, and artists — we will need them for a bright future. Right now, they need us.
Create a Lasting Legacy with an Endowed Scholarship Fund
Endowed scholarship funds are invested to provide both annual awards and fund growth — ensuring that your gift is never eroded by inflation. Endowed scholarships can benefit any of Webster's schools or colleges, specific academic programs, and students attending any Webster campus. The Advancement staff can work with you to design a scholarship that meets your philanthropic goals. Partial scholarships can be established with a gift of $25,000 or greater.
Daniel Webster Society Annual Scholarships
Daniel Webster Society Annual Scholarships are an opportunity to give a yearly gift to Webster University and provide a scholarship for a deserving student. An annual gift of at least $1,500 creates a scholarship in your name, or the name of a loved one, that will be awarded to a promising undergraduate student in the next academic year. Your scholarship may be designated to any of Webster's five schools or colleges. Benefactors providing Daniel Webster Society Annual Scholarships are invited to meet their scholar at Webster's Annual Scholarship Dinner and will receive invitations to other Daniel Webster Society events.
Through an endowed fund you can make your investment and influence last in perpetuity by supporting students, faculty, programs or building maintenance. When you endow a fund, you may name it after yourself, or you may name it to honor mentors or loved ones.
Endowed funds are created when a donor instructs Webster to invest a gift to generate spendable resources in perpetuity to fulfill the donor’s intent. For certain purposes, such as providing unrestricted resources for an academic unit or cause, you may establish an endowed fund with a minimum $25,000 gift.
Established through designated major gifts, Webster’s endowed faculty positions are
a means of selectively developing, promoting and recognizing excellence in teaching,
research and scholarship to enhance the quality of higher education. The Endowed Professorship
Investment Threshold is $1 million and can be pledged by an individual or through
a group investment for collective impact.
An Endowed Fund At A Glance:
The Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert Endowed Professorship in French and Francophone Studies »
Interested in donating to an existing scholarship fund or establishing a new annual
or endowed fund?
Contact the Office of Advancement at 314-968-7148.
Competitive Edge- Kelsey Tsukayama '14
"The scholarships that allow me to stay here give me a competitive edge in a highly competitive job market."
Family Accomplishment- Chance Graff '15
"I'll be the first person on either side of my family to have attended and graduated from college, which is a big accomplishment for myself and my parents."
Grateful for Support- Nicole King '13
"I am grateful for people and alumni like you who have come together to support students like me and make my Webster experience life changing."
Thrive at Webster- Yoanna Todorova '14
"Many people have come together to help me to get to and thrive at Webster. Thank you for your support that helps students like me."