Shepherd students are motivated and resourceful in financing their college educations. They and their families save, work, borrow, and make the most of private scholarship awards funded through charitable gifts in all amounts. As student fees and tuition continue to rise each year, the challenge to finance a higher education degree grows steeper. Private gifts through the Shepherd University Foundation directly assist deserving students who compete for privately funded scholarship awards.
Shepherd graduates strengthen our regional community as teachers, nurses, scientists, social workers, accountants, artists, and more. They provide an educated workforce to attract new jobs and create new businesses and jobs for others. They volunteer their time and talents as coaches, scout leaders, choir directors, and other community leaders. They use their Shepherd education to make a difference in the lives of others. Thank you for considering a gift to support student scholarships.
The Moler General Scholarship is an endowed fund created by the Shepherd University Foundation for the purpose of funding need-based general academic scholarships. The fund was named in honor of one of the founders and longtime president of the Shepherd Foundation, Dr. James M. Moler. Donors who wish to build for the future of Shepherd University by making endowed gifts for scholarships may choose to give to this fund in any amount.
Many donors choose to make gifts to one of our established named endowments. Endowments have been created to support most of our academic majors and programs. We welcome contributions of any amount to our scholarship funds. For assistance in making your contribution, please contact :
Have you ever considered creating a legacy for yourself or someone you wish to honor through a named endowed award fund? Named endowments may be established through the Shepherd University Foundation to support student scholarships, academic programs, or faculty excellence. Charitable gifts to create named funds are permanently invested by the Foundation to provide a perpetual source of annual awards. Endowments may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000 to which donors may choose to pledge funding over a period of 3-5 years, or provide funding through a make a deferred gift. Deferred gifts include bequests or other planned gifts, such as naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of a trust, annuity, or insurance policy.
To learn more about creating your own named endowment, please visit Gifts that Endure or contact: