Alumni and Friends
Donor Scholarship Program
At Hofstra, we believe that the greatest gift a student can receive is a scholarship. The honor of being recognized for one's academic achievement and potential, coupled with the financial aid needed to make a quality education possible, is a lifelong gift.
Scholarships provide tremendous opportunities and financial assistance to talented Hofstra students. Your gift of a scholarship will help to make a personal difference in the life of deserving students and ensure that those who wish to attend Hofstra are not left behind because of economic constraints.
When you give a scholarship:
- You receive gratification for helping students pursue their academic goals.
- You are notified annually about your scholarship recipients.
- You receive an invitation to the Scholarship Luncheon and a chance to meet the students you support.
- You are recognized in the President’s Annual Report and online Honor Roll.
Named Endowed Scholarships:
- Endowed scholarships are established in perpetuity and may be named in honor or memory of someone special.
- A minimum gift of $25,000 is required to establish a scholarship and may be paid one time or over two to five years.
- Funds can be added to the endowment at any time; such contributions are eligible for tax deductions to the extent provided by law.
- The University recommends unrestricted scholarship criteria based on academic achievement or potential and/or financial need. Scholarship criteria may designate a preference for a specific college or major.
- Regular notifications about the scholarship recipients are provided to donors.
Named Annual Scholarships:
- Annual scholarships are established and awarded on a yearly basis and may be renewed.
- A minimum gift of $5,000 paid one time is required to establish an annual scholarship.
- Annual scholarships can also be established with a signed commitment for $10,000 paid one time or over four years. Your commitment provides the scholarship recipient with significant support during his/her four years of college.
Please note that gifts of any amount toward scholarships are critically important to aid the University in providing deserving young men and women access to a high-quality education. Gifts under $5,000 will be designated for the General Scholarship Fund at Hofstra University and you will continue to be recognized as a generous donor.
If you would like further information about establishing a scholarship at Hofstra University, please contact:
Office for Development - (516) 463-5027