Student Support & Scholarships

JWU’s Charlotte Campus attracts a diverse and driven group of students 22 countries and 47 states and territories. Despite their varied backgrounds, they share a common goal: a career-focused education. They also share a common need: More than 95% of our students receive federal financial aid assistance.

Our sole purpose is to provide our students with the career-based education and experience they need to realize their ambitions. Therefore, to supplement federal funding for students, JWU has increased institutional aid, committing more than $120 million in 2010-11 to fund scholarships and grants. This is a significant commitment — yet it is still not enough.

To support our students and fulfill the priorities of our new strategic plan, FOCUS 2011, we seek financial aid and scholarship gifts from alumni, parents, and other friends of the university. We offer two types of donor-funded scholarships, both of which may be named:

• A spend-down scholarship fund (minimum $5,000 investment; no minimum for memorial scholarships), where scholarship awarding continues until the fund is depleted, at which time you will be invited to replenish it
• An endowed scholarship fund (minimum $50,000 investment), to be awarded in perpetuity

Advancement staff will work closely with you to establish criteria, duration, and distribution structure for the scholarship. To explore opportunities to support student scholarships and aid, please contact:

Vanessa Garcia
Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations

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