Endowments provide donors with opportunities to create living legacies. When you create an endowment, you touch the lives of future generations. Your gift is immediately invested and, when fully funded, produces annual income to support the endowment’s purpose for years to come.
While cash gifts for current use are vitally important, endowments are the bedrock of all great universities. They provide certain, steady support in perpetuity. Funds invested in NC State endowments help to offset continued reductions in government support and enable us to plan for the future with greater predictability than otherwise possible.
There is no better legacy to NC State than a gift of endowment.
Minimum Required Endowment Levels
Department Head – $2,000,000
Faculty Chair – $2,500,000
Named Distinguished Professorship – $1,000,000
Faculty Award – $100,000
Caldwell Fellows Scholarship – $250,000
Caldwell Unrestricted Fund – $50,000
Graduate Fellowships – $500,000
Graduate Fellowship Fund – $150,000
Graduate Award Fund – $50,000
Team Captain’s Endowment – $500,000
Varsity Sport Position Scholarship – $250,000
Sport Endowment – $125,000
Departments – Market Driven
Institutes, Programs, Centers – Market Driven
Provost Initiative Fund – $1,500,000
Chancellor Initiative Fund – $2,000,000
Lecture Series – $100,000
Library Funds – $50,000
All Others – $50,000
Opportunities for Support
Scholarship endowments help NC State to grow in excellence and remain true to its land-grant mission by keeping the cost of education affordable.
An investment in graduate education at NC State strengthens the pipeline for the innovation and discovery that will keep our state and nation strong.
Oct 30, 2018
The Roots of Success
Ragini Murarka took full advantage of the network of resources available to her as a graduate student in the Department of Physics. She hopes to help current graduate students embrace opportunity at NC State by creating the Ragini Shah Murarka Graduate Student Award Endowment in the College of Sciences.
Oct 9, 2018
Honoring a Life of Connections
Colleagues in Poole College of Management have created a scholarship to honor the memory of Cecil C. Bozarth III, a beloved and dedicated professor of supply chain management who passed way in the spring.
Oct 2, 2018
Scholarship Benefiting Wolfpack Families Continues to Grow
The Employee Dependent’s Tuition Scholarship can provide up to $2,000 annually to all dependents of current full-time employees who have been successfully admitted to the university as first-degree undergraduate students and meet regular academic requirements. The scholarship is helping more employees’ children to earn their degrees from NC State while serving as a “thank you” for employees’ hard work.