Puget Sound Fund Named Annual Scholarship

The Story: Creating your own named annual scholarship through the Puget Sound Fund is a direct way to help enable a deserving student to succeed at Puget Sound. Annual scholarships provide support to enterprising students who aspire to become passionate, visionary leaders. 

With an annual gift commitment of $5,000 or more for four years (a minimum total of $20,000) you have the opportunity to have an unrestricted scholarship named in your honor (or someone you choose) that will help a current student achieve their educational goals and dreams.

The Impact

By establishing a Puget Sound Fund Named Annual Scholarship, you can have an immediate impact on an incoming Puget Sound student and follow them throughout their four years on campus. You will join them on their journey, as you facilitate their enrollment in Puget Sound, support them through their college experience, and celebrate with them as they complete their education. Your investment in their lives continues to pay dividends long after graduation, as your student goes on to make their own impact on the world.

Naming Your Scholarship

While enabling a student to succeed at Puget Sound, your scholarship gift is also a way to commemorate your connection to Puget Sound and to the student you are helping support. Your gift enables you to name the scholarship in your own name or in honor or memory of someone who has made a difference in own your life or education such as a professor or loved one. We encourage you to create your own named annual scholarship fund in a way that means the most to you.

Scholarship Selection and Award Process

Scholarships are awarded to recipients of the Puget Sound Fund Scholarship—an unrestricted need-based award for students who are in good academic standing. We will do our best to match you with the same student throughout their Puget Sound experience. Scholarships established during the current academic year will be awarded in the fall of the following academic year.

Stewardship

As long as the scholarship is active, we will inform you of the recipient of your scholarship and will encourage your student to be in touch with you to show their appreciation. In addition, you will receive annual invitations to select donor recognition events, including the President’s Leadership Society and the annual scholarship events where you may have the opportunity to meet your scholarship recipient(s) and other students impacted by philanthropic support. You will also receive an annual acknowledgment letter from President Crawford and will be listed in the online annual donor list.

For more information on creating a named scholarship please contact Abbie Lacsina, Director of Annual Giving at 253.879.3502 or alacsina@pugetsound.edu.