University Development


Why Support Scholarships?

More than 80 percent of Butler's students receive financial aid, and each year the university awards more than $3.8 million to help meet this need. Scholarship support helps Butler attract the best and brightest students and makes a Butler education possible for a large number of those students.

The university is pleased to work with you to create new scholarship awards or to fund existing scholarship programs that will support Butler's mission to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education. Your scholarship gift can provide need- or merit-based assistance to students in the college or program of your choice.

Types of Scholarships

Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarship gifts provide tuition remission to deserving students on a year-to-year basis. Most of Butler's annual scholarships are program specific.

Endowed Scholarships

When you create an endowed scholarship of $50,000 or more, you ensure that money is available in perpetuity to help Butler students afford growing tuition costs. Each year a portion of the accrued interest funds a scholarship award; the remainder is returned to the endowment so that it will grow with every passing year. And because endowed scholarships become a "living" part of the university, many donors choose to create one to commemorate a family legacy, a dear friend, or another important individual.

Please contact the Office of Advancement for more information.