Endowed Professorships & Scholarships

Endowed Chair — $1 Million and Above

One of the most prestigious gifts is an endowed chair. This gift allows the College to attract and retain outstanding faculty by offering additional salary incentives outside the normal scale. The selected professor assumes the chair as part of their title, retaining the honor until retirement when the next endowed chair is named.

Professorship — $500,000 and Above

Through the income of an endowed professorship the College can provide an increment beyond a full professor’s average salary. This enables the College to attract and retain the very best faculty, an important distinction for Alma College. The faculty member carries the named professorship title for the academic year.

Lectureship — $100,000 and Above

Establishing a lectureship supports the cost of bringing nationally and internationally recognized speakers to campus annually. Emphasizing areas of personal interest, donors can assist in exposing undergraduate students to significant issues through a lectureship series named for the donor.

Named Endowed Scholarships — $50,000 and Above

Donors can name the scholarship and also specify criteria for eligibility. These ongoing scholarship funds enable Alma College to maintain maximum enrollment and attract quality students in a competitive market.