Fundraising Priorities Overview

Investing in our Collective Future

As the College grows, we appreciate your help in any capacity. The saying, “every little bit helps” could not be more true as we continue providing students with outstanding education opportunities, improving campus facilities, and offering resources for you, friends of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Please contact the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office to discuss your philanthropic interests.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is the heart and foundation of Colorado State University. We pride ourselves in educational excellence, as well as continuing the land-grant mission set forward during the University’s establishment in 1870.

We invite you to become part of the Aggie tradition by making a GIFT today to your area of passion and/or one of our funding priorities below.

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Recurring gifts ensure a steady source of support for CSU’s world-class faculty, talented students, and groundbreaking research, and are an easy way to make a big impact that works for your budget and schedule.

Fundraising Priorities-Student Support

Scholarships challenge students to step beyond educational norms, to understand that there are no limits to imagination, and challenge them to lead us all to the world’s next agricultural breakthrough.

Please consider a gift to support the future of agriculture, allow undergraduate and graduate students to concentrate more fully on their studies, research, and educational experience rather than finances, and provide greater opportunities to agricultural students today and in the future.

A degree for many deserving students is unattainable without scholarship and fellowship support from generous individuals, companies, and foundations.

This support is a tremendous gift for our students as they pursue their educational dreams. Our students go on to change lives. We seek your investment in the future of individual students, and in the future of the agricultural industry.

Please contact the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office to discuss your philanthropic interests

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Cost of Attendance Information

Endowed Scholarships

Supported by a portion of earnings generated by the principal of a gift, thus providing a permanent source of financial aid. The current annual payout for endowed scholarships at CSU is 4.5 percent.

Presidential Endowed Scholarship ($50,000 minimum)

Donors may designate the major, program, department, and/or college in which the scholarship is awarded as well as other appropriate criteria such as GPA, financial need, class year, geographic location, etc.

University Endowed Scholarship ($25,000 minimum-$49,999)

Donors may designate only the major, program, department, and/or college in which the scholarship is awarded; all other appropriate criteria will be designated by the college/unit.

Annual Scholarships

Supported by a gift from a donor every year, thus amounts will vary. Gifts to annual scholarships do not accrue interest. If the donor stops making annual gifts, the scholarship ceases to exist.

Annual Scholarship ($2,500 and above)

Donors may designate the major, program, department, and/or college in which the scholarship is awarded as well as other appropriate criteria such as GPA, financial need, class year, geographic location, etc.

Annual Scholarship ($1,000-$2,499)

Donors may designate only the major, program, department, and/or college in which the scholarship is awarded; all other appropriate criteria will be designated by the college/unit. Establishing a new named scholarship fund requires a minimum of $1,000.

In the College of Agricultural Sciences, education, research, and outreach are not separate pursuits, but integrated components of a single mission. It is the faculty, staff, and programs we have in place, and plan to develop, which will advance the research and educational programming of our College and contribute to the progress of the agriculture frontier.

Every year, faculty and students in the College engage in countless interactions and research projects with citizens, communications, and industry professionals across the globe with the goal of progressing a safe, secure, and cutting-edge agricultural industry for years to come. Please consider investing in our people and programs related to an area of passion for you.

Faculty Support Overview (pdf)

Endowed Chairs Support Leaders in Perpetuity

Donors who generously endow positions at Colorado State benefit not only the chair holder and students privileged to learn from these outstanding educators, but represent a commitment to world-class education and the leaders of tomorrow. Your philanthropic support in this area will help continue the College’s legacy of innovation, lead our research efforts to improve society, and educate tomorrow’s leaders. Please consider the transformative impact your philanthropic support of leadership positions in the College of Agricultural Sciences can make in perpetuity.

The ability to recruit, support, and retain the top agricultural sciences faculty and administrators in the country is crucial to advancing the innovative and forward-thinking mission of CSU and our College, and can be substantially impacted by private support. The College’s goal is to fill its faculty with inspired thought-leaders who can elevate our impact and prestige, attract more accomplished students, and graduate more successful alumni. Faculty who excel in teaching, research, and outreach, and who are leaders in their field, represent our current faculty and are those we aim to attract. Effective administrators can positively affect countless students and stakeholders, advance programmatic and research efforts, and make an immediate and substantial impact.

Program Support Provides Invaluable Benefits to Many

The College believes the best way to enhance our students’ education is through practical experience. Our students participate in internships, agricultural study abroad programs, national conventions, and case studies. Through these programs, students tackle real-world problems, build confidence, and gain attention from top employers. Additional funds will expand experiential learning opportunities and will help prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

Your support could impact programs in the following areas, and more.

  • Experiential Learning Programs
  • Research and Faculty Programs
  • Outreach and Service Programs

Please contact the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office to discuss your philanthropic interests.

A Presidential Chair is a measure of truly notable achievement and is the highest honor we can bestow on world-class faculty and staff. An investment in an outstanding faculty or administrator can impact numerous students, successfully leverage additional funding, and make an immediate and substantial positive impact on the entire College of Agricultural Sciences and agriculture industry in Colorado and beyond.

This designation is accorded to those select faculty judged to be truly outstanding scholars and teachers according to rigorous, nationally accepted standards. The reputations of recipients reflect their special creative and research contributions, as well as their efforts in shaping education in their fields of study.

Those who hold Presidential Chairs at Colorado State are at the core of the University’s mission to provide outstanding education while performing research that will impact the world. By publishing their work, speaking at national and international conferences, attending workshops, and performing other outreach, they are among Colorado State’s most valued ambassadors and shining examples of what makes the University unique and great.

The Colorado State University Foundation permanently invests funds that are given to establish Presidential Chairs, which provide salary and fringe benefits for the recipient and support staff, travel, and other expenses, as the endowment permits, in perpetuity. This type of funding allows stability and recognition of the faculty member, and increases recruitment potential for other superior faculty and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to Colorado State.

Endowed Presidential Chairs allow Colorado State University to invite the world’s top scholars to share in and expand the exciting work being done on campus, and to bolster the University’s faculty research and teaching. By attracting and retaining these top scholars and researchers, Colorado State is able to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who desire to work with nationally and internationally acclaimed professors.

Donors who generously endow University Chairs at Colorado State benefit not only the chair holder and students privileged to learn from these outstanding educators

University Chair ($3 million minimum)

A University Chair is an incredible honor and reward for a faculty or staff member and is often used to reward mid-career faculty and staff members who are building strong programs. Faculty members named to University Chairs at Colorado State University are outstanding educators and researchers in their fields. They are talented teachers, honored role models, and invaluable members of the Colorado State community.

University Chairs allow Colorado State to retain and recruit the
world’s talented scholars and researchers, expand the exciting work being done on campus, and bolster the University’s faculty research and teaching. By attracting and retaining these promising scholars and researchers, Colorado State is able to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who desire to work with nationally and internationally renowned professors.

Donors who generously endow University Chairs at Colorado State benefit not only the chair holder and students privileged to learn from these outstanding educators, but represent a commitment in perpetuity to world-class education and the leaders of tomorrow.

College Chair ($1.5 million minimum)

College Chairs allow Colorado State to recruit and retain the world’s top
scholars and enhance the University’s faculty research and teaching. Faculty members selected for endowed chairs are outstanding scholars, gifted teachers, and brilliant researchers who have made significant contributions in their fields of study. Attracting and retaining these top scholars and researchers allows Colorado State to recruit top undergraduate and graduate students from Colorado, the nation, and around the world.

Faculty members who are awarded this distinguished honor bring prestige to the University through their research, published works, and speaking engagements. Recipients of endowed chairs must have demonstrated significant contributions to their fields of study through exceptional teaching and scholarly excellence. These individuals are expected to be of national stature with established track records of achievement.
The Colorado State University Foundation permanently invests funds that are given to establish Endowed College Chairs. The interest generated is used to support the chair recipient in research and scholarly activities. The principal amount is never drawn upon, so endowments allow continuous funding in perpetuity.

College Chairs allow Colorado State to recruit and retain the world’s top
scholars and enhance the University’s faculty research and teaching. Faculty members selected for endowed chairs are outstanding scholars, gifted teachers, and brilliant researchers who have made significant contributions in their fields of study. Attracting and retaining these top scholars and researchers allows Colorado State to recruit top undergraduate and graduate students from Colorado, the nation, and around the world.

Faculty members who are awarded this distinguished honor bring prestige to the University through their research, published works, and speaking engagements. Recipients of endowed chairs must have demonstrated significant contributions to their fields of study through exceptional teaching and scholarly excellence. These individuals are expected to be of national stature with established track records of achievement.
The Colorado State University Foundation permanently invests funds that are given to establish Endowed College Chairs. The interest generated is used to support the chair recipient in research and scholarly activities. The principal amount is never drawn upon, so endowments allow continuous funding in perpetuity.

To meet the needs of a new generation of students and to continue and broaden the type of groundbreaking research and agricultural education taking place at Colorado State University, the College of Agricultural Sciences is expanding its facilities in which to educate and research.

Please consider a gift to help us expand our facilities and provide greater opportunities to agricultural students and researchers today and in the future.

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