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Change a Life, Give to Scholarships at ASU

It is partly through the generosity of donors that Arizona State University is able to keep its promise to qualified students: regardless of their circumstances or socioeconomic backgrounds, they should have the opportunity to earn a college degree.

Here are ways in which you can partner with ASU to support students:

  • Start a named scholarship endowment at $25,000.
  • Start a named scholarship annual gift by committing $5,000 a year for four years.
  • ASU General Scholarship Endowment. This is an endowment fund that provides an ongoing source of unrestricted scholarship support for ASU students. Support the ASU General Scholarship Endowment.
  • ASU General Scholarship Fund. Gifts of any amount may be added to ASU’s general scholarship funds, or to scholarship funds in selected colleges. To give online, visit asufoundation.org/scholarshipfund.
  • Estate gifts. Many donors choose to include scholarships in their estate plans. For information, visit our estate and gift planning page or contact Judith Pillon, associate vice president of estate and gift planning, at judith.pillon@asu.edu or 480-727-6409.
  • Una Promesa Scholarship.
  • Pioneer Heritage Scholarship. 
  • Veterans Education Fund.
  • Provide support to students of a specific college or unit. For college-based development staff contact information, go to our contact us page.

student success

Frank Smith

Public Service and Public Policy, class of 2016

Statistics say Frank Smith shouldn’t be at Arizona State University. Frank spent part of his youth in the foster care system, but determination and scholarships landed him at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, where he is now student body president. His scholarships give him the freedom to dive into causes that are important to him, like participating in legislative hearings on behalf of foster children in Arizona.

Amina Aden

Nursing, class of 2017

Amina Aden’s parents emigrated from Somalia so they could have a better life in the United States. Neither attended a university, so as a child Amina never thought she would study at one. Even after teachers encouraged her to pursue higher education, Amina knew her family could not pay for it. Receiving scholarships to ASU gave her confidence and hope that her parents’ dream of a better life can come true. She is currently a freshman attending Barrett, The Honors College as a nursing student.