A named fellowship provides financial assistance to a student or students pursuing a degree at Claremont Graduate University.
In fellowship, we gather in community for a shared purpose. Likewise, endowing a fellowship at Claremont Graduate University accomplishes the same goal—creating their future by cementing your legacy.
Student success remains our foremost priority, and your generosity helps ease the financial burdens of students who must balance securing tuition funding atop other responsibilities. With a fellowship, these difference makers can focus more on their studies, conducting research to build a better tomorrow. The world gains a step in hearing their voices.
You can endow a fellowship in your name or in honor of a loved one, or choose to make an annual gift. All provide much needed tuition relief, research stipends, and other assistance.
Your gift makes an impact in many ways. Please visit the Fellowship FAQ to see how.
Types of Named Fellowships
An endowed fellowship is part of CGU’s endowment and exists in perpetuity. The growth and earnings that accrue in a specific endowment are used to provide assistance to a deserving student(s). Distributions are determined by CGU’s payout rate as set by the Board of Trustees (currently 5%). Growth and earnings in excess of 5% are reinvested in the endowment.
While an endowed fellowship exists in perpetuity, an annual fellowship is one that is given on a yearly basis and is not part of the University’s endowment. These fellowships are usually expended in the year the gift is made. Larger gifts may be designated to be used over a couple of years.
Black Scholars Award
The Black Scholars Award acknowledges the contributions of CGU students from throughout the African Diaspora in all degree-granting programs, including joint degree programs. This acknowledgement comes in the form of a stipend dispersed to the recipient each academic year.