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Nursing Scholarships Naming Opportunities

Making a gift to benefit future generations is done through an endowment - a gift that provides benefits year after year. Endowment gifts are held in perpetuity by the Bemidji State University Foundation, which manages and invests them to provide an ongoing resource for the designated program. An annual payout of about five percent supports scholarships and programs designated by you, the donor. To guard against the eroding consequences of inflation, any remaining portion of investment return is added back to the principal. In this way, the endowment grows over time, increasing the benefits to the program designated by the donor. 

Today, more than ever, scholarships are critical for many of our students. Annual costs for tuition, fees, books, room and board has now risen to over $13,000. You can give a lasting gift to today's and tomorrow's students by endowing a scholarship in support of nursing education. 

The Nursing Department distributed 11 scholarships in the 2007-2008 school year. This is also the first year of the new four-year baccalaureate program, which will bring approximately 250 new nursing students to campus in four years. 

Endowed scholarships can be established with a gift of $10,000 or more over four years. The funds will be invested with the Foundation, the earnings of which will be distributed to students once the fund is fully vested.

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To learn more about naming opportunities at the University, please contact:

Marla Patrias