In the classroom. On the playing field. Out in the community and the workplace. Gifts of any size have a lasting impact on Roosevelt students, wherever their education takes them. You can help support student success today through one of Roosevelt’s mission-driven funds.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fund

Roosevelt University has answered the world's growing call for change. Our newest DEI initiatives, such as the Women's Leadership Council, the Black Student Equity Fund and the Equity in Teaching Academy, work to address the social inequalities that many students face. Your gift to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund will support new DEI projects: lectures, performances and enrichment programs designed to make our community more equitable. 

This is Roosevelt University's newest annual fund and its first projects will be announced in fall 2021. Projects may focus on areas such as: 

  • Teaching, Research and Assessment
  • Racial and Ethnic Identity and Awareness
  • Cultural Heritage
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students

Black Student Equity Fund

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Created in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the many other Black lives lost to police violence, the Black Student Equity Fund will support the success of Black students and promote equity in higher education attainment. Gifts to the fund will advance Black student initiatives through scholarships, programming and campus events.

Donors have generously donated $75,000 to this fund over the past year. 

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Student Emergency Assistance Fund

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This fund provides emergency grants to students with temporary financial difficulties. Eligible students can receive up to $500 to cover immediate, essential expenses such as rent, food and utilities, emergency medical costs, remote learning technology, school supplies and much more.

$113,000 has been raised since May 2020 with 100% of gifts being directed to students to assist with extreme financial obligations. 

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Stronger Tuition Grant Fund

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In times of crisis, the new Stronger Tuition Grant awards students one-time tuition grants of up to $5,000. Contributions to the tuition grant fund will close the financial aid gap so students can continue their transformative Roosevelt education.

To date, $100,000 has been awarded to 65 students. 

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Annual Fund for Student Success

Gifts to the Annual Fund fuel the day-to-day work of Roosevelt colleges and programs. The unrestricted fund gives Roosevelt the flexibility to address the most urgent needs on campus.

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Gifts provide annual scholarships to new and continuing students, helping make their educational goals a reality. Alumni and friends can choose to support the General Scholarship Fund or contribute to students in a specific college.

This year, 3,249 students, representing nearly 80% of Roosvelt's student body, have been awarded a Roosevelt scholarship or grant.

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