Endowments

Endowed Scholarships

McNeese values its students and works diligently to ensure that funding is available to attract both talented and diverse individuals. Many students may not have access to higher education opportunities without the benefit of a scholarship. The award can help a student to minimize their financial burden so they can instead focus their attention on academic studies.

By starting an endowed scholarship, a donor is placing their money in a fund that will last forever. Contributions that are made to an endowment are invested over time for the purpose of gaining income. The endowed principle or corpus never depletes in value since only the interest earned from the endowed principle is expended.

An endowed scholarship may be started with an investment as small as $500. Additional contributions may then be made until the minimum amount of funds required to initiate an endowed scholarship of $15,000 is reached. The higher the scholarship value the greater the payout. An endowment in excess of $190,000 is needed to provide tuition, fees and books for a student for one year.

Endowed scholarships may be started to support an academic award or a student-athlete award. Donors establishing an endowed scholarship may specify the name of the award (family name, company name, memorial tribute, etc.) and the area of interest in which to direct the award (the specific college, department, program, athletic sport, etc.) and the criteria for selection.

If you would like to establish an endowed scholarship, click here for the scholarship guidelines form.

Endowed Professorships

McNeese provides excellence in education in all aspects, but particularly in its effort to recruit and retain qualified faculty. One way to ensure the continuity of quality instruction is through an endowed professorship.

Professorships are awarded to faculty on a competitive basis to provide supplemental funding in support of academic research, faculty development, conference travel, specialty equipment and maintaining accreditation standards.

Named Endowed Professorships provide funding to reward faculty in the classroom to enhance academic excellence. Endowed professorships allow the donor to name the professorship and designate the field of study. 

These awards ensure that faculty remains intellectually vigorous, current, and enthusiastic regarding the subjects they teach. A named endowed professorship begins with a minimum investment of $10,000.

Donations may be added annually until the gift reaches the minimum endowed professorship level of $80,000. A gift of $80,000 contributed for an endowed professorship qualifies for a $20,000 Louisiana Board of Regents match, thus creating a $100,000 endowed professorship.

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Alice M. and G. Russell Chambers Professorship in Pre-Med
Arthur Hollins Professorship in Accounting
AT&T Professorship
Calcasieu Parish Development Board Professorship for Industrial and Economic Development
Calcasieu Parish Medical Society Professorship in Pre-Med Science
Capital One Bank Professorship
Cheniere Professorship in Engineering
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #1
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #2
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #3
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #4
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #5
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #6
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #7
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #8
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering #9
Coca-Cola Professorship in Teaching Excellence
Contractor’s Educational Trust Professorship
Contractor’s Educational Trust Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
Contractor’s Educational Trust Professorship #3
Contractor’s Educational Trust Professorship #4
D.C. “Chick” Green Professorship in Mass Communication
Daniel and Katrina Goos Professorship
Delores and Tom Tuminello Professorship in Liberal Arts
Dorothy and Wallace Hanna Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts #1
Dorothy and Wallace Hanna Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts #2
Dorothy and Wallace Hanna Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts #3
Denis and Linda Husers Professorships #1
Dr. Francis G. Bulber Professorship in Music
Dr. O.C. Karkalits Professorship in Engineering and Technology
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Trust Professorship in Nursing #1
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Trust Professorship in Nursing #2
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Trust Professorship in Nursing #3
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Trust Professorship in Nursing #4
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Trust Professorship in Nursing #5
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Trust Professorship in Nursing #6
Evelyn Shaddock Murray Professorship in History
Fanny Edith Winn Educational Trust Professorship in Nursing
Fanny Edith Winn Educational Trust Professorship in Nursing #2
First Federal Bank of Louisiana Professorship
Franklin L. and Laura Chavanne Miller Professorship in Science
Fred and Ruth B. Zigler Foundation Professorship in Nursing
Fritz Lang Foundation Professorship in Agriculture
Hale Family Professorship in Education #1
Harrah’s Lake Charles Casino Professorship
Henry C. Alexander Professorship in Music #1
Henry C. Alexander Professorship in Music #2
Jack V. Doland Academic Professorship
John B. and Patricia Scofield Professorship
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship in Business
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship in Business Research
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship in Finance
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship in Music
Judge Edwin F. Hunter, Jr. Professorship in Health and Science #1
Judge Edwin F. Hunter, Jr. Professorship in Health and Science #2
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #1
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #2
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #3
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #4
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #5
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #6
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #7
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #8
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #9
Juliet Hardtner Women in Arts and Humanities Professorship #10
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #1
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #2
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #3
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #4
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #5
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #6
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #7
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #8
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #9
Juliet Hardtner Women in Science and Technology Professorship #10
Katherine Krause Blake Professorship
Lake Charles American Press Professorship in Mass Communication
Lakeside National Bank Professorship in General Academics
Louie D. Barbe Professorship
Louisiana Real Estate Commission Professorship
Lucretia M. Tupper Nursing Professorship
McElveen Insurance Agency Professorship in Business
McElveen Insurance Agency Professorship in Science/Chemistry
Mildred Scott Professorship in Math
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Blake Endowed Professorship
Murphy/Leaton Professorship in Teaching Excellence
Olive M. Tupper Nursing Endowed Professorship
Oliver G. Richard, III Innovative Engineering Professorship
Palermo Professorship in Education
Pearl and Harold Dripps Professorship in Agriculture #1
Pearl and Harold Dripps Professorship in Agriculture #2
Professorship in Science #1
Professorship in Science #2
Professorship in Science #3
Professorship in Science #4
Professorship in Science #5
Professorship in Science #6
Professorship in Science #7
Professorship in Science #8
Professorship in Science #9
Professorship in Science #10
Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic College of Education Professorship
Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic Fund Visual Arts Professorship #1
Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic Fund Visual Arts Professorship #2
Robert Noland Professorship in Agricultural Sciences
Seaman Ashael Knapp Professorship in Agriculture
Shearman Family Academic Professorship
Shearman Family Professorship in Creative Writing
Shearman Family Professorship in Liberal Arts
Shirley Kidd Hunter Professorship in Health and Sciences
SWLA Industries Professorship in Engineering and Engineering Technology
Terry and Vic Stelly Endowed Professorship in Health and Human Performance
Thelma and Ray Dingler Professorship in Business
Thomas B. Shearman, Sr. Professorship in Mass Communication
Violet Howell Professorship in Environmental Science
Violet Howell Professorship in Teaching Excellence
Violet Howell Professorship for Write to Excellence
Walter Eugene Dripps Professorship in Music #1
Walter Eugene Dripps Professorship in Music #2
William L. McLeod Endowed Professorship
William T. and Ethel Lewis Burton Foundation Professorship in Education #1
William T. and Ethel Lewis Burton Foundation Professorship in Education #2
William T. and Ethel Lewis Burton Foundation Professorship in Education #3
William T. and Ethel Lewis Burton Foundation Professorship in Education #4
AT&T First Generation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship
Cy Pres Award From Chem Waste Class Action Settlement Fund First Generation
Scholarship #1
Cy Pres Award From Chem Waste Class Action Settlement Fund First Generation
Scholarship #2
Leslie Richard First Generation Scholarship #1
Leslie Richard First Generation Scholarship #2
Leslie Richard First Generation Scholarship #3
Leslie Richard First Generation Scholarship #4
Leslie Richard First Generation Scholarship #5
Leslie Richard First Generation Scholarship #6
William T. and Ethel Lewis Burton Foundation First Generation Scholarship
Thomas D. Watson History Professorship
Fanny Edith Winn Professorship in Nursing #2

Endow an Oak

On the campus of McNeese State University, more than 300 live oak trees provide living green spaces for students to use and enjoy. Their rambling branches, which form cool canopies, help create a campus with an inviting natural beauty.

McNeese State University was established in 1939 on a tract of farmland owned by Calcasieu Parish. The first three buildings were constructed on this open farmland, including Bulber Auditorium, the Ralph O. Ward Memorial Gym (the Arena), and Kaufman Hall. The first live oaks were planted to surround these buildings in the early ‘40s. By the late ‘40s, live oaks were planted both to line Ryan Street and to fill the campus interior.
The legacy of McNeese’s live oaks may now be continued through your contribution for perpetual care and protection of our live oaks. A minimum contribution of $1,000 allows you to endow an oak. At the base of the personally selected tree, a plaque will be placed with the designated name. Please contact the Foundation Office at 337.475.5588 to determine the location of live oaks awaiting adoption, or click here to make a donation.
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HELP CHANGE STUDENTS LIVES

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McNeese Alumni Foundation

McNeese Foundation Federal Tax Identification – 72-6029144

The McNeese State University Foundation was incorporated in 1965 as a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization established to support student scholarships through endowments. Learn More

contact info
Location
Burton Business Center, Room 439
Phone
337.475.5588
Fax
337.475.5386
Email

mcneesefoundation@mcneese.edu

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