Annual Giving at Excelsior

Annual gifts of any size offer the opportunity for alumni, friends, staff, faculty, and business partners to give to Excelsior University on an annual basis. Annual giving supports Excelsior students in the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and are renewed annually.

Alumni participation is important and demonstrates the value of investing in future Excelsior students as the percentage of alumni who give each year is one of the factors considered by corporations, foundations, and ranking organizations when making their own philanthropic decisions.

Watch your mail, email, or social media for more giving opportunities throughout the year. Read more about each opportunity below and support a fund that you feel most connected to. The more we raise, the more they rise!

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Excelsior University Alumni Fund

With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, we are #ExcelsiorProud of our entire alumni community. Excelsior alumni stories inspire today’s students to pursue their educational goals and gifts to the Excelsior University Alumni Fund will help lessen the financial burden so that they can achieve them. All alumni are encouraged to make an annual donation to this fund to support student scholarships and programs.

Excelsior University Scholarship Fund

One of Excelsior’s few sources of unrestricted dollars, the Excelsior University Scholarship Fund is vital to helping our students progress toward earning their degree. Unrestricted scholarship dollars are not limited in size, scope, or criteria. They can address an urgent student need and allow Excelsior to address critical financial requests throughout the year. Unrestricted gifts are applied immediately where most needed.

Excelsior University General Fund

The Excelsior University General Fund goes beyond scholarships. This fund can be used to support faculty resources, academic programs and innovation, and technological and media resources – all the things that enhance a student’s Excelsior experience.

Military/Veteran Scholarship Fund

This fund supports scholarships for military servicemembers and/or veteran students enrolled in associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree programs who demonstrate financial need. This is a pooled fund, and gifts of any size are welcome.

Military Spouse Scholarship Fund

This fund supports scholarships for spouses of active-duty military servicemembers. Recognizing that many military families need the financial support of a working spouse, and that the cost and time required to earn a degree can be significant, Excelsior is committed to offering scholarships for military spouses to pursue a college degree and advance their career goals.

Nursing Scholarship Fund

This fund supports scholarships for students enrolled in associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree nursing programs who demonstrate financial need. This is a pooled fund, and gifts of any size are welcome.

Ever Upward Scholarship Program

An Ever Upward Scholarship provides a one-time scholarship award of $1,000 or more to an Excelsior student who has demonstrated financial need through the scholarship application process.

Donors to this program may choose to name their scholarship and select criteria; for example, “The XYZ Corporation Ever Upward Scholarship for Excelsior students majoring business and residing in New York State.” Or “The John Doe Ever Upward Scholarship honoring my father who encouraged me to complete my degree.”

All scholarship recipients will be notified that you made this award possible. Donors will also receive a personal thank-you from the students who benefitted from their generosity. Ever Upward Scholarships certificates are also available upon request. Please read more information about the complete and return the Ever Upward Scholarship Program form.