Antioch University Needs Your Support
Why give? Antioch University educates students to think critically, to act ethically and to pursue a life of engaged citizenship. With your help, we can increase scholarship dollars to assist students to attend Antioch, and we can expand student services and develop new programs. With your help, Antioch University students will have the opportunity to learn more and be more.
When you make a gift to Antioch University, your contribution will be put to work immediately-providing scholarships for current and future students, funding new programs, or creating reliable alternative sources of revenue by building the university’s endowment. The generosity of your gift will ensure ongoing support and help define our future. There are many ways to give, and each gift will have an impact on current as well as future students.
Antioch University also pursues funding from foundations and other sources in support of our programs and students.
Fund for the Future
Antioch University’s progressive values have been the catalyst of change in this country since 1852. Our alumni are living out Antiochian values through the world, “winning victories for humanity” as Horace Mann would remind us. Our impact on effecting social, economic, and environmental justice in this country and the world is more important now than ever.
Over the next two years, Antioch will focus on expanding its reach by “scaling up” key academic programs and launching new programs to serve more students and meet critical emerging needs nationally and globally.
The University is committed to raising $1M for this new initiative. When this is realized, the $1M+ Fund for the Future will be the catalyst to ignite the most progressive social justice serving and earth-saving academic offerings of any university in the nation.
Antioch University’s academic programs offer diverse experiences that enhance students’ lives, nurture their creative spirit, and prepare students for future leadership roles. Our faculty, administration, and Board of Governors are continually researching and discussing ideas for new academic programs and concentrations that offer opportunities for our future students to be more competitive in their work.
Gifts to program development help the University create new academic programs that prepare students for the current employment trends and meet community needs. Developing new programs broadens the educational experience of our students, helps us attract new students, and creates new and exciting educational opportunities based on regional, national, and global needs.
Antioch History Project
Initiated in late 2009 this project has two aims: to collect the university’s historical records; and to document those individuals directly involved associated with the development of Antioch University. The project will culminate in a book outlining the university’s history and providing a lasting legacy for the university community.
Antioch University Fund
The AU Fund provides general support to the operation of the university. These annual gifts from university alumni and friends enhance programs on each of the campuses. The challenge for the AU Fund is ensuring sustained growth to continue its support of academic programs and related support services
The Chancellor’s Fund
The Chancellor’s Discretionary Academic Innovation Fund was established in 2010 for the purpose of supporting academic innovation in teaching and learning that builds an integrated university, which fulfills the university’s Vision 20/20 and the campuses’ purposes.
Today, undergraduate and graduate degrees have become a necessity rather than an advantage to potential employers. As funding for education becomes increasingly unpredictable, more and more students depend on scholarships and funds to help them pursue their dreams. Most students work at least part-time, many have family obligations, and all feel the pinch from rising prices for living expenses. Financial resources can make a difference in the ability of students to complete the degree and by making a gift you can give these students an opportunity they might not otherwise have to pursue higher education.
Founders’ Scholarship Fund
The Founders’ Scholarship Fund (formerly the Guskin Scholars’ Fund) is a merit- and need-based tuition award that supports pre-candidacy PhD in Leadership and Change students who show evidence of leading change as scholars and/or practitioners consistent with the program’s purpose and University’s mission. Annual tuition scholarships will typically be in the amount of $2,000-6,000 but may be smaller or larger at the scholarship committee’s discretion. No scholarship, however, would exceed the cost of tuition. For further information, please contact [email protected]
Home Stretch Fund
The Home Stretch Fund (HSF) has been established with a generous gift from Dr. Charlie Nelms to support eligible PhDLC students in the final trimester of candidacy in good academic standing and who are members of underrepresented populations. Based on national data, those most under-represented in doctoral programs are ethnic/racial minorities, first-generation students, and those from low-income communities. This criterion, in addition to well-documented financial need and limited access to other financial resources, requires candidates to have completed their data-gathering phase and be in the trimester in which they are completing their dissertation and preparing for their defense. For further information, please contact [email protected].
The Matt Magrath Scholarship
The Matt Magrath Scholarship enables the PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) to offer annual tuition scholarships to support the study of leadership and change (scholarship and practice) that directly impacts and improves the lives of individuals and communities addressing addiction. This scholarship fund was established by a generous gift from Matt’s family and members of Cohort 9 as a way to honor Matt’s courageous commitment to research and practice that improves the lives of those struggling with addiction, always guided by the ethics of care and compassion, and full of a love of life. Matt demonstrated his life-long pursuit to ‘win victories for humanity.’ For further information, please contact [email protected]
The Ruth Weisman and Mayneal Wayland Scholarship
The Ruth Weisman and Mayneal Wayland Scholarship is merit-based and enables the PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) program to offer annual tuition scholarships in support of scholarship and practice in leading change that directly impacts and improves the lives of women and/or girls in the United States or abroad. For further information, please contact [email protected]
Scholarship Fund for the PhD in Leadership and Change Program
Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change Program offers a unique curriculum with content heavily focused on issues of social justice leadership and change. The curriculum is learner-centered and designed for working professionals who are interested in enrolling in a full-time doctoral program while simultaneously maintaining their professional full-time work.
The Student Engagement Fund (SEF)
Established initially by members of Cohort 17, the purpose of this fund and the desire of the donors is to support recipients’ fullest engagement with peer learners in the PhD in Leadership & Change Program. The SEF awards are to be used as financial assistance toward non-academic residency-related expenses including but not limited to travel, lodging, meals, and other activities at required residencies during the pre-candidacy years of the doctoral journey.
The Valentine Action Research Fund
The Valentine Action Research Fund has been established to honor the legacy of James C. Valentine, the father of PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) alumnus, Dr. Mike Valentine. With an initial founding family gift, $2,000 a year for the life of the fund will be available to support costs incurred by PhDLC students conducting approved action research dissertations with underserved populations. With the start of this fund, two research grants of up to $1,000 each are available each academic year. “Underserved populations” refers to communities within the United States or abroad that suffer from poverty and disparities in education, employment, health and/or other indicators of community well-being. For additional information email, [email protected]
Joanne E. McLean Scholarship for Leadership
The Joanne E. McLean Scholarship for Leadership is a merit-based and need-based scholarship that supports pre-candidacy international doctoral students who are dedicated to leadership service to community, and have evidence as a scholar-practitioner of leading change that is consistent with the PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) program’s purpose and Antioch University’s mission to further social, economic, and environmental justice. Canadian students will be given priority consideration in each year’s applicant pool. The fund was originally established by a generous gift from PhDLC alumnus Dr. David McLean in memory of his late wife, Joanne, who accompanied him to many residencies and who wholeheartedly supported his Antioch doctoral journey.
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding; a gift made on the stipulation that the principal be maintained in perpetuity, and that only income from investment of the gift be expended.
Endowment gifts are invested to provide permanent annual support for scholarships, faculty, curriculum development, and general operations. Endowment funds allow Antioch University to plan for the future with confidence and help provide a secure financial future for our students. You can help the University create a reliable source of future income by expanding the university’s endowment.
Planned giving benefits the university by establishing a lasting legacy. Our Institutional Advancement staff will help you create a philanthropic strategy tailored to meet your unique financial needs. Planned giving may involve bequests, life insurance, life income agreements, annuities, and trusts.