Scholarships and Endowments
“Thanks to you, I am one step closer to my goal. Hofstra is everything that I thought it would be and more. I am so thankful that I have the chance to attend this university. I would like to thank you ... for your generosity, which has made this all possible.”
– Freshman, Wantagh, NY
Hofstra University is a prestigious, world-renowned institution of higher learning. Founded in 1935, Hofstra University now offers about 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate program options to more than 11,000 students. Our commitment to excellence and desire to attract the most qualified faculty and very best students are goals on which we will not compromise. To maintain these objectives we need the support of people who understand the personal importance and professional value of a university education. One of our highest priorities is to secure the necessary funds for faculty support and student scholarships. Your investment will enable Hofstra to attract and retain the most talented young scholars in the nation. At Hofstra, we value the commitment our donors make to the University and their participation in transforming the lives of deserving students.
Giving opportunities include: • Annual Scholarships • Endowed Scholarships • Endowed Lectureships • Endowed Visiting Chairs • Endowed Distinguished Professorships • Endowed Academic Chairs Your investment in our scholarship program will help make Hofstra more affordable to the best and brightest students who need financial assistance. Your investment in faculty support will enrich the academic life of our campus, and recognize teachers who share a commitment to the education and development of our students. • Endowed scholarships are listed in the Hofstra University Bulletins. The Bulletins are available online and viewed by thousands of current and prospective students each year. • Scholarship donors are notified annually of the names of scholarship recipients. Scholarship donors are recognized at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon and have the opportunity to meet the students who benefit from their generosity. • Donors who establish a Visiting Chair, Distinguished Professorship or Academic Chair are recognized at a special convocation celebrating the formal investiture of the selected faculty member. • Donors are recognized in the President's Annual Report and invited to select events.
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Annual Scholarships “Your generosity has enabled me to accomplish so many of my goals and lead the life I’ve always dreamed of living. I hope you know that your investment is making a great impact on my life. I absolutely love Hofstra University, but I wouldn’t be able to afford to attend such a great university on my own. Thank you!” – Junior Levittown, NY
“I am grateful that I was chosen to receive this most generous scholarship. It has enabled me to begin my journey of learning at Hofstra. It has also provided me with the opportunity to achieve my dream. Thank you very much for all of the support and the gift you have given to me.” – Freshman Fairfield, CT
Establishing a named Annual Scholarship enables you to make a significant impact on the life of a deserving Hofstra student. As the donor, you may name and establish the criteria for awarding the scholarship, within University guidelines. You can establish a named Annual Scholarship with a minimum gift of $5,000 paid one time. The full amount is awarded during the academic year in which the scholarship is funded. You may renew each year or pledge to support your scholarship for several years. An Annual Scholarship can also be established with a signed commitment of $10,000 paid one time or over four years at $2,500 per year. Your commitment provides the scholarship recipient with significant support during the student’s four years of college. Notable named Annual Scholarships include: Berlin Family Foundation Annual Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student studying engineering. roadridge Foundation Annual Scholarship in the B Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University Awarded to a deserving medical school student selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. J acqueline LiCalzi Annual Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student with demonstrated academic achievement or potential and/or financial need.
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” – Plato
Endowed Scholarships Establishing a named Endowed Scholarship at Hofstra generates financial assistance in perpetuity. By endowing a scholarship, you will provide much-needed support to talented young scholars for generations to come. The minimum gift required to name an Endowed Scholarship is $25,000. As the donor, you may name and establish the criteria for awarding the scholarship, within University guidelines. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable each year for four years provided the student maintains an excellent academic record and continues to meet the criteria for the scholarship. Notable named Endowed Scholarships include: Jerry Giovaniello Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student enrolled in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Barbara and Norman Gross Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and/or financial need. Judith A. Jedlicka Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student studying in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing. Debra A. Sandler Endowed Scholarship Awarded to deserving students studying business and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement or potential and/or financial need.
“Because of this scholarship, I am able to enroll in Hofstra’s prestigious B.S./M.D. dual-degree program. I truly treasure this wonderful opportunity and thank you very much for your generous financial support.” –Sophomore Poughkeepsie, NY
“I was overjoyed to learn that I had been selected as the recipient of your scholarship. With the generous financial assistance you’ve provided, I am now able to concentrate more of my time in getting the most out of my education. Thank you ... Your thoughtfulness has inspired me to one day help others in the same manner you’ve helped me.” –Second Year Graduate Student Rocky Point, NY
Distinguished Academic Scholarships “This scholarship has given me the opportunity to be part of the Hofstra community and discover a new potential in myself. I want to thank you for putting your faith in me and my generation. After seeing how your generosity has opened many doors for me, I am inspired to do the same for others.” – Freshman, Westbury, NY “I want to express how grateful I am for receiving this scholarship. I believe I made the right choice coming to Hofstra. Receiving this scholarship has only made the experience even better.” – Senior, Cedar Grove, NJ
“It is due in large part to your generosity that I am able to continue attending Hofstra University, and I certainly don’t take it for granted. Thank you very much for all of your help.” – Junior, Nashua, NH
The Distinguished Academic Scholarship Program recognizes a select group of students of superior academic standing and exceptional talent. The minimum gift required to endow a Distinguished Academic Scholarship is $500,000. Investment income from this endowment provides a full-tuition merit scholarship over the course of the student’s four years at Hofstra. As the donor, you may name and establish the criteria for awarding the scholarship, within University guidelines. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable each year for four years provided the student maintains an excellent academic record. Notable Distinguished Academic Scholarships include: George and Ann M. Mallouk Distinguished Academic Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student with outstanding academic achievement who meets the eligibility criteria of the Hofstra University Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholar Program. Monter Witthuhn Family Distinguished Academic Scholarship for Honors College Awarded to a deserving Honors College student with outstanding academic achievement who meets the eligibility criteria of the Hofstra University Distinguished Academic Scholar Program.
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Endowed Lectureships If you are interested in a particular field of study, you can name and endow a Lectureship. This type of endowment enables you to play a central role in cultivating a dialogue on significant issues, and allows Hofstra to bring to campus distinguished scholars and members of the business and professional communities to speak on topics that relate to the University’s academic offerings. An Endowed Lectureship is established in perpetuity with a minimum gift of $100,000. The lectures are well publicized, and the donor’s name is associated with the lectures that are funded by the endowment. Notable Endowed Lectureships include: Howard and Iris Kaplan Endowed Memorial Lecture Established in 1985 to bring jurists of distinction and prominence to Hofstra to address students, faculty and the legal community on important and timely legal issues. Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center Established in 1997 to support the Hofstra Cultural Center’s programs on Judaism.
Endowed Visiting Chairs An Endowed Visiting Chair invests in a program that enriches the educational process by adding new insights to an academic department. By endowing a Visiting Chair, you provide resources that allow Hofstra to bring distinguished scholars to campus for limited residences. These scholars add great prestige to our academic departments and broaden our students’ learning experiences. As a result, you will help encourage scholarship and inspire future academic leaders. An Endowed Visiting Chair may be established in perpetuity for a minimum gift of $1 million. As the donor, you may name and choose the field of study for the Visiting Chair, within University guidelines. Notable Endowed Visiting Chairs include: John Cranford Adams Chair in the Humanities Established in 1965, the Chair honors Hofstra’s President Emeritus Adams and brings distinguished visiting scholars to the University. Dr. Adams was president of Hofstra from 1945 to 1965.
Endowments are the lifeblood of academic institutions. Through your generous gift, you can help Hofstra University maintain its commitment to educational excellence.
Endowed Distinguished Professorships It is an honor for an academician to be awarded an Endowed Distinguished Professorship. Regarded with great esteem throughout the academic world, these positions enable Hofstra to recruit prominent faculty or to recognize an outstanding faculty member. The Endowed Distinguished Professorship enhances Hofstra’s prestige, provides funding for the research and discovery necessary to foster the University’s reputation, and gives our students access to renowned and prominent scholars. With a minimum gift of $500,000 the donor may name and establish an Endowed Distinguished Professorship in perpetuity. The endowment provides a stipend to supplement the salary of the distinguished professor and allows the professor to engage in professional pursuits, thereby giving you the opportunity to make a lasting impact on scholarly endeavors. Notable Endowed Distinguished Professorships include: Robert E. Brockway ’46 Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Marketing Established in 2007 by Peter C. Brockway to honor his father, who was a business executive, marketing professor, and Hofstra alumnus and trustee emeritus. The recipient will be a renowned and preeminent marketing scholar. Queensboro UNICO Professorship in Italian and Italian American Studies Established in 2005 by Queensboro UNICO, this professorship is a means of preserving Italian and Italian American culture and highlighting Italian American contributions to American life in a positive light. The recipient will be a scholar who teaches, publishes and engages the community by promoting Italian and Italian American culture.
Hofstra’s scholarship and endowment program is flexible and diverse enough to enable you to fulfill your philanthropic goals. If requested, a payment schedule to fulfill a pledge for an endowed scholarship or special endowment may be arranged.
Endowed Academic Chairs The highest honor an academician can receive is to be awarded an Endowed Academic Chair. An Academic Chair enables Hofstra to enhance its faculty with preeminent scholars and to advance the quality of education available to Hofstra students. For a minimum gift of $2 million, an Academic Chair may be named by the donor and established in any of the schools or colleges of the University: • Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Hofstra University Honors College • Frank G. Zarb School of Business • School of Communication • School of Education • School of Engineering and Applied Science • School of Health Sciences and Human Services • Maurice A. Deane School of Law • School for University Studies Endowed Academic Chairs in the Hofstra North ShoreLIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University require a minimum gift of $2.5 million. Notable Endowed Academic Chairs include: Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies Established in 2005 by Hofstra trustee and alumnus Peter S. Kalikow, this Endowed Chair promotes the academic study of the American presidency through teaching, scholarship and periodic conferences on the presidency. Sardarni Kuljit Kaur Endowed Chair in Sikh Studies Established in 2006 by Ishar Singh Bindra and his family, in honor of the family matriarch, this Endowed Chair promotes the academic study of Sikh religion, culture and history through teaching, scholarship, and annual conferences and lectures directed toward the academic community as well as the general public.
“A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Ways of Giving to Hofstra We strive to make giving to Hofstra University as convenient as possible for you. Please visit our website, hofstra.edu/giving, for more information regarding the various ways to give and to make a gift today.
Gifts of Cash Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to Hofstra and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Gifts of cash can be made online by using a credit card through our secure website or by sending a check, made payable to Hofstra University, to the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs.
Matching Gifts You may be able to double or even triple the amount of your gift to Hofstra if you work for an organization that matches your gift. Please inquire with your human resources department or visit hofstra.edu/matching to see if your organization is listed as a participant.
Gifts of Securities A gift of appreciated securities, such as stocks or bonds, can provide exceptional tax savings on capital gains, in addition to the income tax deduction associated with a charitable donation. The easiest way to donate a security is by electronic transfer from your broker to Hofstraâ€™s account. For transaction information, please contact us.
Deferred Gifts Another way to establish an endowment or to make an annual gift is through a bequest or deferred gift. For more information on bequests, donating life insurance, or how to establish a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity, please contact us.
Gift-in-Kind An additional way of contributing to Hofstra is through our gift-in-kind program. A gift-in-kind is typically in the form of artwork, furniture, books, paintings, or other property which you, as the donor, may give to the University and, in return, receive a charitable deduction for the value of the article. It is the responsibility of the donor to secure an official appraisal for the fair market value of the item to be donated.
Payroll Deduction Hofstra faculty and staff can also make a gift through payroll deduction.
“You have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school ... learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” – Junior, Haskell, NJ
For specific information about scholarship and endowment opportunities in the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Maurice A. Deane School of Law, please contact us.
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