Scholarships and Endowed Funds
A strong endowment allows Bridgewater College to fund initiatives that will have a lasting impact on students’ education and the quality of the Bridgewater Experience. Endowed funds grow over time to create perpetual funding for student scholarships, faculty research, departmental support, special programs, facilities and more. Donors have the option of giving to an existing endowed fund or creating their own. When you give to an endowed fund, you invest in the College’s future.
For additional information on establishing a named endowed fund, please call 540-828-5450. A member of the Office of Institutional Advancement staff can assist you as you explore this or other opportunities for investing in the long-term strength of Bridgewater College.
Endowed lectures allow the College to provide thought-provoking programs on important social issues. These programs challenge our students, alumni and community members to exchange and wrestle with complex ideas in an environment of civil discourse.
Program Endowed Funds
A program endowed fund enables specified areas of the College to offer benefits above and beyond the items included in the normal operating budget. These funds enhance a variety of programs, allowing them to offer the finest liberal arts education possible.
Endowed Faculty Support
Endowed support of faculty through chairs, professorships and awards allows Bridgewater to attract and retain top faculty by providing them with opportunities to be recognized as the best in their discipline, while remaining focused on their students’ success.
Other Endowed Funds
Endowed funds enrich other areas of the College, supporting BC’s mission to educate the whole person by providing a challenging and supportive learning community that fosters the growth of its students and empowers and motivates them to live educated, intelligent, healthy, purposeful and ethical lives in a global society.
Endowed Scholarships and Awards
Endowed scholarships do more than attract the best and the brightest to Bridgewater. They often provide critical financial support so many students need today.
Through the Center for Engaged Learning, endowed institutes provide opportunities for students to enrich their knowledge and skills in prescribed disciplines. Opportunities may include course offerings, presentations by and interactions with experts in the field, experiential learning, and involvement in activities on and off campus.