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Endowment Gift Opportunities

Student Scholarships
Endowed scholarships help and needy  distinguished,  deserving students in attaining a UL Lafayette degree. 
An endowed scholarship is a permanent tribute to the person whose name it bears, and it can always be augmented.  In many families, adding to a scholarship fund established years ago has become a multi-generational tradition.
A named endowed scholarship at UL can be established with a gift of $10,000 or more.
Donors may select the college and/or department from which a student will be selected to receive their scholarship.
Donors of endowed scholarships receive annual reports from the UL Lafayette Foundation on the financial status of their endowment fund.


A one-time gift can be made or a pledge (payable over time) can be set up to establish an endowed scholarship.

Distinguished Professorships
Endowed professorships help ensure that the University can attract and retain distinguished professors. Annual stipends are awarded to faculty members who are awarded such professorships. Professorships are very prestigious, and the faculty member who receives such distinction carries the name of the donor, i.e. "The C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates Distinguished Professor in Business Administration."
A named endowed professorship at UL can be established with a gift of $60,000 which is augmented with a $40,000 match from the State of Louisiana's Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF).


Donors may select the college and/or department from which a professor will be selected to receive their professorship.
Donors of endowed professorships receive annual reports from the UL Lafayette Foundation on the financial status of their endowment fund.

Eminent Scholar Chairs
Endowed eminent scholar chairs are used to help support the teaching and research work of nationally recognized professors.
A named endowed chair at UL can be established with a gift of $600,000 which is augmented with a $400,000 match from the State of Louisiana's Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF). A super chair can be created when a donor contributes $1.2 million and the BORSF matches it with $800,000.


Donors may select the college and/or department from which a professor will be selected to receive their chair.
Donors of endowed chairs receive annual reports from the UL Lafayette Foundation on the financial status of their endowment fund.

Faculty Development Funds
Donors can help support the work of faculty members in a particular college and/or department by creating an endowed faculty development fund.


A named endowed faculty development fund at UL can be established with a gift of $10,000 or more.


Donors of endowed faculty development funds receive annual reports on the financial status of their endowment fund.