Help the Carlson School attract and retain top talent. Your gift funds scholarships and fellowships that put a world-class education within reach for every student. Giving also funds professorships that ensure our top-ranked faculty maintain excellence in teaching and research.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

Create The Leaders Of Tomorrow

When you give to support scholarships and graduate fellowships, you are helping someone achieve the dream of a college education.  At the Carlson School, our students stand out as uniquely qualified to lead, and only the most promising candidates earn admission. Competition for these talented students is fierce among business schools and philanthropic gifts often serve as the difference between students choosing the Carlson School or going elsewhere.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The need for scholarships and fellowships is great.  More than 70 percent of Carlson School students rely on some form of financial aid. Through gifts of scholarships (undergraduate students) and fellowships (graduate students), donors provide opportunities that transform lives for talented students from a variety of backgrounds. Scholarships and fellowships can be talent-based, need-based or reserved for specific majors or diversity initiatives—including awards for women or military veterans.

MINIMUM INVESTMENT LEVELS
You may create a scholarship in your name or in honor of someone important to you and choose the criteria for recipients.  The minimum gift depends on whether you create an endowed scholarship that will support students in perpetuity, or make current-use gifts that immediately and directly are awarded to students.
 

STUDENT SUPPORT GIFT LEVELS

TYPE OF FUNDMINIMUM INVESTMENT
Undergraduate Scholarship$50,000 endowment or $10,000 annually for five years
Graduate Fellowship$50,000 endowment or $10,000 annually for five years


GIVING IN ACTION

  • Your gift allows Drew Reilly to focus less on financing his MBA, and more on maximizing his experience at the Carlson School
  • Your support helps Jamie Glover, ‘17 MBA, launch a business that provides culturally-appropriate activewear and sports uniforms for Muslim girls and women


WAYS TO GIVE
Contact Travis Smith at tmsmith@umn.edu or 612-625-4393.

 

SUPPORT FOR FACULTY

Enrich Learning, Fuel Research

As a pre-eminent global business institution, the Carlson School is known for the high caliber of its faculty. These internationally renowned scholars are global thought leaders who are shaping tomorrow’s leaders while addressing the most pressing challenges of a  global economy.

SUPPORT FACULTY EXCELLENCE AND CREATE A LEGACY
Your gift in support of faculty will enable the Carlson School to attract, retain, and recognize brilliant minds who profoundly enrich the educational experience of students.

To hold a named faculty position is a prestigious honor reserved for the School’s most exceptional teachers and scholars. This honor greatly influences their choice to continue their careers at the Carlson School in the face of competing offers from other top business schools.

Benefactors can support faculty excellence at various levels:

Endowed Chair: Recognizes faculty members who are among the most distinguished in the world, and have made path-breaking contributions to their field.

Endowed Professorship: Helps the Carlson School recruit and retain exceptional faculty members of the highest potential.

Term Professorship: Provides a named chair and research support across a minimum of three years to outstanding junior faculty and assistant professors.

Faculty Fellowship: Provides funding to bring prominent scholars or other leaders to campus on a short-term, temporary basis to teach or undertake research.
 

FACULTY SUPPORT GIFT LEVELS

Chairs$2.5 million minimum endowment
Professorships$1.5 million minimum endowment
Fellowships$500,000 minimum endowment or $25,000 minimum annually for 5 years current use


GIVING IN ACTION
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WAYS TO GIVE
Contact Travis Smith at tmsmith@umn.edu or 612-625-4393.