Impact

Inspired Learning. Inspired Giving.

Oglethorpe University continues to build on the strong foundation laid over the course of more than 180 years. This sense of permanence and purpose—of potential and progress—is the heart of inspired learning and inspired giving.

Scholarships

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Oglethorpe University offers more than seventy named scholarships. Many of these scholarships are offered to more than one student and, in some cases, to dozens of students. The value ranges from a few thousand dollars to full tuition, and the recipients are selected based on criteria established by the respective scholarship donor and the university. Some scholarships are merit based (general academic ability or an audition in drama or music for example) while others are based on financial need.

While most scholarships awarded by the university are permanently endowed, some are funded with significant annual contributions. The university has secured donors to fund the full scholarships awarded as part of the James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship competition. The staff and trustees can work together with donor candidates to add new scholarship dollars which will help as we grow in student enrollment.

Capital Development

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Oglethorpe’s historic Gothic campus is one of the college’s greatest assets – and one of its greatest challenges. These beautiful buildings reflect both distinct architecture and an aging infrastructure.

It’s critical that Oglethorpe upgrade some of its beloved infrastructure. Buildings that are impressive on the outside must also perform well, and practically, inside. By contemporizing aspects of its physical core, Oglethorpe can strike a balance between historic beauty and modern relevancy. Planning is underway to bring classrooms up-to-date by equipping them with the technology of modern-day instruction. And to develop and build a new, modern Academic Center that will focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and STEM. Oglethorpe’s students deserve facilities that reflect the wonderful educational experience that is offered behind these walls. A gift to our Capital Fund will help to preserve the iconic campus that is loved by so many. And, bring to our student’s leading-edge, experiential learning opportunities.