Hill College Centennial Endowment Fund initiative reaches over $30,000 in three months. Hopes to reach $100,00 by the end of the 2023–2024 academic year.

  Jessyca Brown
  Monday, December 11, 2023 8:58 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Centennial-Endowment-QR.jpgEarlier this year, in celebration of Hill College’s centennial anniversary, the college launched an endowment campaign to support annual scholarships for nursing and education students.

Thanks to generous donations, the endowment has received over $30,000 toward the goal of $100,000 by the end of the 2023–2024 academic year. “We are grateful for all the donations made so far and ask that friends and supporters of the college consider giving to this important campaign in their end-of-year giving,” said Ashlee Ferguson, executive director of institutional advancement. All donations are tax-deductible.

“This endowment campaign will have a huge impact on our students and will support our programs by offering candidates in need the opportunity to get their education in the nursing and education fields. These scholarships will encourage prospective students to look at programs that are in the highest needs for the communities Hill College serves,” said Ferguson.

Monies raised will be invested into two separate $50,000 endowments, one for scholarships geared toward students enrolled in the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program and one for those who are working on their associate degree in teaching. These two endowments will provide annual scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for students enrolled in these programs (one student per program, per year) and will provide essential funds for students who may not otherwise be able to afford tuition.

This initiative will continue in the following years with the hopes of adding to endowment funds so that the college can extend scholarship opportunities for more degree programs. The nursing and teaching programs were chosen as the first two degrees to prioritize due to the high demand for graduates in those fields.

Endowments are a powerful tool for nonprofit organizations and public institutions for higher education to build investment funds where the interest raised can be used for institutional efforts, such as scholarships, other programs, or improvement campaigns.

For more information on the Centennial Endowment Fund and giving at Hill College, contact Ashlee Ferguson at aferguson@hillcollege.edu or 254.659.7810.