Scholarships & Endowed Funds

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.

2016 Donor Sponsored Scholarship Guide


Daniel Webster Society Annual Scholarships

Daniel Webster Society LogoDaniel 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.


Create a Non-Scholarship Endowed Fund

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.