Create your legacy. Support their dreams.
Join people like Dr. James F. McCollum, who created a named scholarship in support of outstanding students.
After taking a first-year Spanish class at Waterloo, Jim — an economics and geography major — developed a lifelong interest in modern languages. He wanted to help others enjoy the richness it brought to his life, personally and professionally.
Jim established the Karem Langer Pardo Scholarship in Spanish, an award that honours his friend — whom he met in a PhD Spanish class — and enables top students to pursue their dreams.
You can help Waterloo compete globally for top student talent!
Creating a named student award at Waterloo delivers a measurable and immediate impact by
- attracting, enabling and rewarding deserving students
- easing their financial stress
- inspiring and motivating students to believe in themselves
- putting them on the path to success through experiential learning (co-operative education, exchange programs, etc.)
- providing access to a world-class education that fosters innovation and ideas
Did you know . . .
The total cost of a first-year undergraduate student’s education, housing and living expenses can range from $17,700 to $31,800.
The cost for an international first-year undergraduate can range from $34,600 to $55,150.*
*Estimated averages based on 2015 figures.
Create your legacy today by investing in scholarships at Waterloo
One hundred per cent of your gift is directed to your award fund. Your gift can be designated to any faculty or University-wide.
Establish a trust for a multi-year named award
A minimum gift of $10,000 will create a multi-year undergraduate award, and $20,000 will create a graduate award. We welcome annual payments starting at $2,000 per year for five years.
Create a named endowment
Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity in order to create ongoing annual named awards. They require a minimum gift of $40,000 for an undergraduate award and $50,000 for a graduate award.
Triple your gift: name an Ontario Graduate Scholarship
The Government of Ontario offers a two-to-one match for your donation to Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). Establish a named OGS** trust for $5,000 per year for four years, or an endowment with an annual expendable of $5,000. OGS is valued at $15,000 per year ($5,000 donation plus $10,000 in matching funds).
**For as long as the Government of Ontario’s OGS program exists
Build your legacy through a future named gift
Our gift planning experts will help you find the best option to achieve your goals. Working together, we can ensure that your named award can be directed to an area you are excited to support.
Let us recognize you in our Circles and Societies
Waterloo’s Circle Program celebrates the most generous among our annual supporters, while our Laurel Society honours individuals who indicate they are making a planned or deferred gift. Discover the benefits of our recognition programs.
Contact us to create your legacy today!
Bonnie Oberle, Associate Director, Leadership Giving
Kelly Schultz, Development Officer, Leadership Giving