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Private scholarship support remains the key to attracting an outstanding student body.  A gift of a named scholarship provides financial support to help bright, talented, and committed young people fund their education, both on the undergraduate and graduate levels, and can be used to provide financial assistance or to reward top student achievement.

Support for faculty

Giving to or establishing an endowed professorship, helps to attract and retain top-notch faculty.

Program support

Special opportunities for student travel, lectures and departmental initiatives crucial to the College of the Environment and Life Sciences’ student’s education are just a few examples of programming made possible by individual gifts.  Whatever your specific interest, you have the ability to make a difference by supporting a specific program or department at CELS.

The annual fund

supports student programs such as travel and internships, professional development, academic scholarships, facility improvements, technology enhancements and other areas to help the College maintain its reputation for excellence.

Establishing an endowment 

When you establish an endowment or make a donation to an existing endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Planned gifts

Your gift is the key to providing educational opportunities for talented students, regardless of their means.  We invite you to let us help you create a thoughtful and creative gift planning strategy that will not only provide support to the University of Rhode Island, but will suit your financial objectives as well.  Explore the many ways that our gift planning staff can assist you in developing a “win-win” plan blending your individual needs with your charitable goals.  Your support will help secure the continued success of the University for years to come.