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Endowed Scholarships, Professorships, and Chairs

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Give Scholarships, Professorships, and Chairs

An endowment is a gift that is held in perpetuity and invested in a manner that protects the principal from inflation. Endowments increase Purdue’s institutional autonomy and provide resources to ensure that the University remains on the cutting-edge of education and research.

As an endowment donor, you have the opportunity to create a lasting influence on the University’s character. An endowment also provides a meaningful opportunity for you to honor or memorializing a loved one, friend, colleague, teacher or other individual.

Income from the endowed investment provides a stable funding source for:

  • Scholarships
  • Professorships
  • Lecture Series
  • Research Centers

About an Endowed Scholarship

  • Scholarships start at $50,000 for endowments with no restrictions or limited restrictions (merit and/or need) and $100,000 for endowments with restrictions
  • Pledges can be funded over a five-year period
  • Gifts of cash, securities, personal or real property
  • Income received from the endowment will be added to the principal until the principal reaches the minimum amount needed.
  • Thereafter, the income funds scholarships.

Tax and Financial Benefits

The tax and financial benefits you may receive as result of a gift depend upon what type of asset is given and how it is transferred to the University. We recommend that you consult an attorney or accountant regarding your gift.

Please contact the Office of Advancement in the School of Management for more information or to receive our brochure, Endowments and Planned Gifts. We look forward to hearing from you.

Invest in students through the School of Management Scholarship Fund

Gifts of any dollar amount may be made to the School of Management Scholarship Fund (Click here to give now). The School of Management Scholarship Fund provides critical resources for students with financial need allowing them to obtain their degree knowing alumni gave a helping hand in their dream of a Management degree.

Questions about investing for student affordability and accessibility to establish a scholarship?

Please email us at or call (765) 494-9057.