Where to Give


From move-in day to graduation, student scholarships play a critical role at Edgewood College. Nearly 1/3 of our undergraduate students are from families with annual incomes of less than $50,000.00 and 25% are the first in their families to attend College. Your scholarship gift ensures that talented and deserving students have the opportunity to attend College and realize their educational, professional, and personal goals.

Gifts from private donors to the Annual Scholarship Fund and to Named Scholarships help to close the gap between financial need and institutional support.

Learn more about the impact of scholarships and scholarship opportunities.

Annual Scholarship Fund

This general fund supports annual unnamed scholarships awarded to many talented and deserving students across campus.

Named Annual, Endowed, and Multi-Year Scholarships

These donor named funds are developed based on donor specified award criteria and payment preferences.

Global Studies Scholarships

Study abroad awards give students the chance to learn and experience another culture firsthand.

The Emerging Leaders Program

Edgewood College initiated the Emerging Leaders Program in 2007 in order to underscore our commitment to diversity and reach out to Dane County high schools. Each year, the program provides three incoming Freshman students from Dane County with four-year scholarships to Edgewood College. Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program.

Academic Areas

Academic Areas and College Programs

Many initiatives at Edgewood College are made possible and enhanced by the generous support of gifts from alumni, friends, foundations, and other organizations. These programs provide distinctive educational experiences to students, and contribute to what makes the College unique.

Academic Schools

  • Within each school there are opportunities to provide support for scholarships, academic programs, faculty & staff development, and school operating needs.
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • Henry Predolin School of Nursing
  • School of Integrative Studies

Dominican Life

Student Organizations


Edgewood College Fund

The Edgewood College Fund supports the greatest needs of the College. Large or small, gifts to this unrestricted fund make an immediate, direct impact and allow the College the flexibility to use the dollars where they are needed most.

Past contributions to the Edgewood College Fund were allocated to Instructional and Academic Support, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Services, and Capital Improvements. As the College experiences one of its most exciting periods of growth and academic development, your gift to the Edgewood College Fund plays a critical role in making these achievements possible.


Endowments are permanent funds in which the principal is held in perpetuity and the investment income is paid out annually. Endowment gifts provide long term sources of funding for the College. Endowed funds support activities not just for one year, or even one generation, but forever. These funds are invested prudently to ensure they can sustain current and future needs.  

An endowed fund is established through a minimum gift of cash or stock totaling $25,000 and can be established with a multi-year pledge. Endowed funds also may be created through a number of gift planning options. Endowments can be very specifically focused or they can be generally designated for the most critical needs. An endowment can be named in honor of an individual, colleague, or family member, as well as an organization, foundation or corporation. Edgewood College will recognize endowment gifts through a number of opportunities including membership to the Sr. Mary Nona McGreal Society.

Benefits of Establishing an Endowment

  • Serves as a permanent named tribute
  • Provides for future generations
  • Provides lasting stability for faculty and student support
  • Supports future needs of the College

Endowment Support Areas

  • Scholarships
  • Academic Programs
  • Faculty Development
  • Civic Engagement
  • Greatest Needs of the College