Permanent funding through endowments is critical to advancing the University of Washington Athletic Department's promise of providing our student-athletes with every resource necessary to achieve their athletic and academic goals.In 2012-13, scholarship costs for Husky student-athletes will exceed $10 million. Our current endowments will pay out just 16% of the scholarship bill, leaving the UW Athletic Department to cover the remaining cost. As tuition continues to rise, donor support through endowments is imperative to competing with the elite teams in the country. Often, the difference between an average program and one that excels nationally is a fully funded endowment. The cost to fully fund all Husky student-athlete scholarships is approximately $200 million. Our ability to attract champions is highly dependent upon a significant and sustainable endowment fund.
Supporting Student-AthletesScholarship endowments directly support student-athletes by underwriting essential costs including tuition, room and board and books. A fully endowed scholarship allows student-athletes to focus on success in the classroom and on the field.
$650,000 - Endowed Full Scholarship
$250,000 - Endowed Partial Half Scholarship
Supporting Team EnhancementProgram endowments are self-sustaining sources of funding that support operational expenses for our 21 teams including travel, recruiting and equipment. They allow donors to support a specific sport in a unique way, providing our coaching staffs with the necessary discretionary funds to compete among the nation's best.
$100,000 - Sport program of your choice
Benefits of Endowing a ScholarshipAlong with the knowledge that you are supporting a UW student-athlete as they compete in the purple and gold, following benefits for endowing a scholarship include:
- The opportunity to name the endowed fund
- The opportunity to select which sport(s) the endowment will support
- An invitation to the annual Donor Appreciation Scholarship Luncheon, at which you will meet the student-athlete or coach that your endowment supports
- Recognition on the Endowment Wall in Alaska Airlines Arena
- Annual recognition in the Dawgs Digest
- Tyee Club priority points for better seating opportunities in football and basketball