Creating an Endowment

Endowments leave an indelible mark on UT Arlington and the world. They may be established through outright gifts as well as estate gifts.

They are synergistic symbols of your commitment to providing the University with greater opportunities for growth for generations to come. Endowments allow you to recognize or to pay tribute to a loved one, colleague, or friend. Simply select an area of focus and we’ll partner with you to ensure your gift remains an enduring expression of your interest and passion.

Areas of focus can include chairs and professorships; scholarships and fellowships; buildings and facilities; and departments, centers, and programs.


Endowed Chairs are awarded to deans, department chairs, and superior faculty to encourage and enhance leadership, scholarly efforts, and research. Options include:

Distinguished University Chair                                    $3 million minimum

Distinguished Chair                                                     $2 million minimum

Chair                                                                           $1.5 million minimum


Endowed Professorships are awarded to outstanding faculty members to reward and enhance scholarly efforts, teaching, and research. Options include:

Distinguished Professorship                                       $1 million minimum

Professorship                                                              $500,000 minimum

Faculty Fellowships

Endowed Faculty Fellowships support excellence in teaching and research regardless of rank or tenure, including visiting scholars in residence.

Faculty Fellowships                                                     $100,000 minimum

Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Endowed Scholarships and endowed Graduate Fellowships are awarded to deserving students based on University standards and criteria set forth by the donor.

Scholarships/Fellowships Program                             $100,000 minimum

(Four Scholarships/Fellowships in one area) 

Scholarships                                                               $25,000 minimum

Graduate Fellowships                                                 $25,000 minimum


Program Endowments provide support for specific or general programs in the colleges, schools, and units. A gift of $25,000 or greater can establish a Program Endowment.

Book Funds

Book Funds advance scholarship and research at UT Arlington. The funds support the purchase and maintenance of books, periodicals, subscriptions, maps, electronic resources, and special collections in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professional schools. A $10,000 minimum gift can establish a Book Fund.


For more information on creating an endowment, contact Rose Youngblood, Associate Vice President for Development and University Initiatives, at or 817-272-6851.