Annual and Endowed Scholarships

As educational costs rise nationwide, scholarships continue to be one of the best ways to invest in COM while impacting the lives of students.

Named scholarships can honor an individual, create a corporate presence at COM, and acknowledge the accomplishments and needs of COM’s students. They can be established through an endowment or can be funded annually.

Scholarships may be designated for students in any COM certificate or associate degree program and may be based on financial need and/or academic merit. Merit scholarships encourage students to continue excelling academically, while need-based scholarships are often the only means for some students to continue their academic pursuits.

Click here for a list of current COM Foundation scholarships.

Endowed Scholarships

A scholarship endowment creates a living legacy by helping current students and countless generations of future students. An endowed scholarship is a permanent fund whose principal remains invested at all times with the investment income being used to award scholarships. COM Foundation is responsible for overseeing the management of all endowments. An endowment can be built over a period of time. The minimum to establish an endowment is $20,000.

Annual Scholarship

An annual (non-endowed) scholarship is established when a donor chooses to fund a scholarship on a one-time basis or decides to fund a scholarship for a year, without committing for future years. All funds in the non-endowed scholarship account are distributed annually. The minimum to establish an annual scholarship is $500.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, please contact Lisa Watson to discuss your options.

Lisa Watson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
COM Foundation and Resource Development
Institutional Advancement
office: 406-933-8674