Giving

The Annual Fund

Help us reach our goal of $1,450,000 by June 30, 2020!

Commencement 2016From academic programs and student scholarships to athletics and co-curricular programs, Annual Fund gifts support the student experience in countless ways. And now, you have options. You can make a gift that addresses the college’s most urgent needs, through the Alma Fund, the Scot Scholarship Fund, or the Jungle, Grove, and Campus Fair Fund. Or you can enrich your favorite program through the Academic Excellence Fund or the Scot Loyalty fund for athletics. 

Support the Annual Fund

With the Annual Fund, you have options: 

Alma Fund – Did you know that tuition, room and board only cover 80% of Alma’s yearly expenses? The remaining 20% is provided mostly through philanthropy. A gift to the Alma Fund provides flexible, immediate-use resources for emergency financial assistance, campus safety enhancements, co-curricular programs, as well as other expenses that enrich campus life. Alma Fund dollars  have the same impact as tuition dollars - they fund everything that makes Alma special. 

Scot Scholarship Fund – Many of our students rely on scholarships to keep an Alma education within reach. In fact, 100% of Alma College students receive some form of financial assistance. Your gift to the Scot Scholarship Fund enables students to have experiences that set the course for success in their lives and careers. Below are some ways your gift could help a student: 

  • Trustees Honors Scholarship ~ $25,000
  • Student Achievement Award ~ $19,000
  • Merit Scholarship for one semester ~ $10,000
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship ~ $5,000
  • Underwrite a student’s Alma Venture ~ $2,500
  • Sponsor an opportunity award for a diversity student ~ $2,000
  • Out-of-state student scholarship ~ $2,000
  • E-Sports scholarship ~ $1,500
  • Student ministry coordinator scholarship ~ $1,500
  • Dance team scholarship ~ $1,500
  • Performing arts scholarship ~ $1,500

jungle groveJungle, Grove and Campus Fair Fund - Named for the second verse of the college’s alma mater, the “Jungle, Grove, and Campus Fair” Fund helps to maintain the beauty and welcoming nature of Alma’s campus and also supports the college’s operating budget. Below are some ways you can impact the campus.

  • Provide for maintenance of Greek housing ~ $25,000 (carpet, paint, general repairs)
  • Provide for repaving of campus parking lots ~ $20,000
  • Underwrite campus sidewalk repair ~ $20,000
  • Underwrite the carpeting of the Stone Recreation Center ~ $15,000
  • Refurbish a class room ~ $15,000
  • Trim and maintain campus trees ~ $10,000
  • Remodel a room at the Wright Avenue Apartments ~ $7,500
  • Carpet a small housing unit ~ $5,000
  • Provide seasonal flowers across campus ~ $5,000
  • Support weed and grass control for a month ~ $2,500
  • Fund yearly maintenance of Newberry Beach - $1,000
  • Weed and refresh a campus garden ~ $1,000

Academic Excellence Fund – The Academic Excellence Fund provides resources for technology enhancements, lab supplies, experiential learning programs and more. By choosing this option, you can support student learning broadly — strengthening the academic heart of the college — or direct your gift to a specific academic program.

Scot Loyalty Fund – With more than 500 students on 25 teams, a gift to the Scot Loyalty Fund provides necessary resources for all athletic teams, providing for the cost of uniforms, team travel, tournament participation and more. Give to the Scot Loyalty Fund to benefit the entire athletic program or designate your gift to support a favorite team.

Sponsor an Alma Venture – With a gift of $2,500, you can now sponsor an individual Alma Venture — whether it’s a research project, an internship, or an off-campus study experience.