Areas of Need

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Forward-thinking faculty drive the success of research, education and outreach initiatives at the School of Nursing. Chairs and professorships, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on faculty, help build a community of exemplary faculty committed to the advancement of health care and health care education.  Support of nursing faculty will enable the School of Nursing to create additional endowed chairs and professorships to recruit and retain outstanding researchers and educators. Endowed fund may be recognized in the name of the donor(s) or to honor a person(s) of the donor’s choice.

Named Chairs and Professorships (minimum gift amounts)

Endowed Faculty Chair: $2,000,000
Provides permanent annual faculty support of $90,000

Endowed Faculty Professorship
Provides permanent annual faculty support of $45,000

If you would like to discuss endowed funds, please contact Maria McLemore to learn more.

Student Scholarships and Fellowships

Financial hardship often prevents well-qualified students from pursuing nursing education or advancing their careers through graduate education.  The School of Nursing aspires to increase the number and size of scholarships to ensure that promising and passionate students are able to choose nursing and become the next generation of nurse practitioners, educators and researchers. 

See how others have made a commitment to nursing education through scholarships