Giving Options

We have a variety of ways for you to support the School of Health Studies. Below are some examples of ways you can help.

Alumni Participation: 

Alumni participation is one of the seven categories that U.S. News and World Report uses to determine its ranking for colleges and universities.Donating your time by delivering guest lectures, providing mentoring or internship opportunities for our students, or by hiring our students upon completion of their degree program makes a significant contribution to our school.

Annual Giving:

Making an annual gift will help in a variety of ways, as indicated below.

     •  Academic scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

Scholarships may be need-based, merit-based or a combination of both, and they may be designated to any academic area. They may be established as an award with a minimum annual investment of $2000 or endowed at any level above $30,000. We will work with you on naming the fund and designing the award criteria. Through scholarship support you can make an impact on a student that could change their life forever!

NOTE: While the above opportunities describe named scholarships, gifts of any amount can be provided and used to support our general scholarship fund for students in the SHS. Any gift is appreciated and counts toward our alumni giving participation rate in U.S. News & World Report.

     • Summer research fellowships for graduate students

The majority of our graduate assistantship opportunities span the academic year only (August-April) and students are not covered financially during the summer months. Therefore, many seek outside employment during this time, which may delay their degree progress and research. Providing summer research fellowships to selected students provides a financial bridge between academic year and allows students to focus on degree completion.

     • Laboratory and equipment upgrades to support cutting edge research

The SHS is home to many top scientists, who are known internationally for their research contributions. They work side-by-side with undergraduate and graduate students, sharing laboratory space and resources. Expanding the research capabilities of our laboratories is a constant endeavor and your funds help us to remain on the cutting edge.

 

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support The School of Health Studies, please contact development@memphis.edu or 901.678.3951.