Support scholarships, departmental needs, professorships, and other areas.
Enhance The TLU Experience
Endowments help the university stay competitive when it comes to facilities, additional faculty funding, and research.
Types Of Endowments:
Endowed scholarships are very important to the students of Texas Lutheran University. The scholarships are often the difference as to whether or not a student is able to attend the university. Endowed scholarships are also important to many of our donors. The donor will work with the gift officer to select the name and determine the specific purpose of the scholarship.
Endowed Department & Program Funds
Program and department endowments provide on-going support for specific academic and campus programs and departments. Endowed funds allow a department to purchase equipment, programs, supplies, materials and other needs not available through current operating budgets.
Creating an Endowed Chair, Professorship or Fellowship is one of the most significant investments a donor can make to Texas Lutheran University. These positions of distinction provide the resources our faculty need to do outstanding work in advancing their scholarly pursuits and teaching excellence. They also confer prestige upon the holder and the University. As a result, Chairs, Professorships and Fellowships provide TLU with an important tool in recruiting and retaining the best and brightest faculty and enhance the quality of the entire academic program.
How To Establish Specific Endowments
Endowed Chairs confer the highest honorary title to a TLU faculty member in a particular academic field, and provide funding for scholarly pursuits, research, leadership development and pedagogical enhancements that influence student outcomes. Endowed chairs may be named to honor the donors of the funds used to establish such chairs, or in honor or memory of persons designated by the donors. An endowment principal of at least $1,000,000 is necessary to name and establish an endowed chair.
Endowed Professorships enhance the quality of TLU’s academic program and increases the ability of the university to recruit and retain faculty members whose abilities and qualifications contribute significantly to the development and sustenance of the academic program. Endowed professorships support the University’s emphasis on effective teaching within its mission as a community of learning and a community of faith. An endowment principal of at least $500,000 is necessary to name and establish an endowed professorship.
Endowed Fellowships differ from endowed chairs and professorships in that they are intended to support new, early-career faculty members as they develop professionally and establish themselves within TLU’s community of learning and faith. Fellowships also increase the university’s ability to recruit and retain other outstanding faculty members. An endowment principal of at least $100,000 is necessary to name and establish an endowed fellowship.