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Endowments Help The University Grow!
Building endowments is a top priority for the University.   Established endowments at the University help to provide continuous support into perpetuity, as they are invested for the long-term, rather than used as cash for immediate needs, and the earnings produced on the interest of the funds are used each year to help the University aim higher to achieve its educational mission more effectively .   Most endowments at the University carry the name of the donor or someone the donor wishes to memorialize or honor. The gift to create the endowment can be made from cash, stock, life insurance, real estate or other assets. Endowed gifts provide one of the most secure sources of future revenue for the University and is vital to its growth. 

In 1998, the Washington, DC Chapter accepted the University's challenge by providing a $10,000 direct investment into the future of the University by establishing the Washington, DC Chapter/VSUAA Endowment Scholarship Fund, through the VSU Foundation, to help ensure the higher education dreams of VSU students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In May 2012, we were recognized by the VSU Development Office during the 2012 Alumni Weekend for our giving efforts toward our Chapter Endowment fund, that have totaled more than $53,000.00. 

Scholarships from this endowment are based on the following criteria: 

Selection Criteria
  • Recipient(s) are selected by the University's Scholarship Committee;
  • Recipient(s) should be incoming freshman, whose permanent domicile is the United States;
  • Recipient(s) must be residents of one of the following three areas: Washington, DC; or Prince George's or Montgomery County, Maryland

Responsibilites of Receipient

  • Recipient(s) must demonstrate success in their educational endeavors with a GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Recipient(s) may be eligible for this fund throughout his/her matriculation at the University, pending maintenance of academic excellence.