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“Scholarships provide the ‘access’ students need to the education that is key to their personal success, as well as the success of our communities.”

– Dr. Ronald G. Area, Chief Executive Officer, Marshall University Foundation, Inc.

Marshall University is state-assisted, but not fully state-funded. Today, government dollars provide less than 22% of the University’s operating expenses and this percentage is expected to continue to decline in the years to come. Private dollars help make the difference to keep Marshall as one of the most distinctive, highly-regarded, yet affordable public universities in the nation.

In the 2015-2016 academic year, Marshall University offered more than 1,650 privately funded scholarships to 1,200 different students, providing over $3,500,000 in need and merit based financial aid.

Giving to Marshall means you believe the education provided at our university will prepare students for a career in their desired field. It means you believe Marshall teaches life skills and sets standards through many accredited programs that make students strive for success. Giving to Marshall through scholarships means you are providing a student the opportunity to attend college who otherwise could not afford their dream.

We encourage you to demonstrate your leadership and support for higher education by considering endowing a scholarship.