Endowments and Scholarships | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Endowments and Scholarships

  • Endowed funds are donor-established investment accounts created to offer lasting financial support to Capital University students, faculty, schools, departments and programs. Named endowments recognize a donor, area of study, or someone a donor wishes to honor in perpetuity.

    Once an endowed fund’s assets reach the minimum gift level, the interest earned is used to award scholarships, lectureships, faculty chairs, academic awards and prizes, and professorships. Capital’s Board of Trustees limits the annual spending of investment income to 4.5 percent of the market value of endowment investments. Any additional earnings are reinvested in the fund to ensure future growth. 

    Nearly 300 endowed funds have been established at Capital University.

    For more information about establishing an endowed fund or to make a gift in support of an existing fund, please contact the Office of University Advancement at 866-704-0742 or gifts@capital.edu.

  • Create an Endowment
  • If you’d like to contribute to an endowment, but do not meet the minimum naming opportunity, donate to one of Capital’s existing endowment funds:

    General Endowment Fund
    Capital University’s general endowment fund income provides funds for students, faculty, schools, departments and programs as determined by the administration and the Board of Trustees.

    General Endowment for Student Scholarships

    Income provides funds for students requiring or deserving financial aid. Recipients are chosen by the Financial Aid Office.

    Existing Endowment Fund

    You can make a gift to one of Capital’s existing endowed funds, as long as the establishing donor of a fund has stipulated that other gifts are permitted.

    Annually Supported Funds

    Donors may also establish annually supported funds, such as student awards and scholarships. These restricted funds are distributed in amounts based on the donor’s current annual contributions and depend on reccurring yearly contributions from the donor for continuance.