Grand View offers many opportunities for organizations and companies to establish scholarships for students. The majority of our students remain in Iowa to live, work, and serve our communities following graduation, and your generous support can help the local community create and maintain a well-educated and highly-effective workforce of emerging leaders and global citizens.
The Corporate Opportunities Scholarship Program is a scholarship awarded to Grand View students based on financial need, and helps those who may not otherwise have the financial means to work toward completing a degree. Your organization can contribute at any level through three options:
|Corporate Opportunities Scholarship Program (COSP)
|Gifts of less than $5,000 are pooled together in the COSP Fund, with scholarships disbursed to students with documented need by the Financial Aid Office. This funding provides distinct opportunities to help students meet their higher education and professional goals.
|COSP Donor-Named Annual Scholarships
If your gift or pledge is $5,000 or more, we establish an annual scholarship in the name you choose, and disburse the funds within five years of the date of the gift or first pledge payment.
The student(s) receiving a named scholarship are given the name of the scholarship and information about its origin if the donor desires. Donors have input into the criteria for selecting students who receive their scholarships, in consultation with the corporate and foundation relations team. After details of the scholarship gift and criteria are defined, they are written into a scholarship agreement, which is signed by the donor and representatives of Grand View.
If the donor desires, funding of a named annual scholarship may be extended for additional five-year periods. If a pledge is made, payments may not be spread over more than five years, and a pledge payment must be made each year.
|COSP Endowed Scholarships
|With a gift of $25,000 or more, you can create a named, endowed scholarship. You can give that amount all at once or over a period of no more than two years, building up the fund until it reaches the endowment level of $25,000 or more. An endowed scholarship is managed to provide scholarship funds in perpetuity. If the minimum endowment fund amount of $25,000 is not reached within two years from the date of the first gift, the scholarship will be considered an annual scholarship.
For more information
To learn more about the Corporate Opportunities Scholarship Program, please contact: Cindy Schaffer, director of corporate and foundation relations, by phone at (515) 263-2910 or by email at cschaffer @ grandview.edu.