Brenau focuses first and always on our students and their personal Brenau experiences. Through this campaign, we will increase scholarship support, expand hands-on research and provide global opportunities for all students – traditional and nontraditional, graduate and undergraduate, male and female, residential and online.
Few investments more directly influence the lives of students than scholarships and fellowships. With each student we have a responsibility to develop a mind, to offer exposure to great and challenging ideas and to foster leadership potential – all of which give added dimension to life.
Brenau provides financial support for students through aid such as the Brenau Scholars Program, trustee and faculty scholarships and achievement and opportunity grants to help offset the financial burden many undergraduate and graduate students incur. Currently, of our undergraduate population we meet 65% of full-time students’ financial needs and 40% of part-time students’ financial needs.
Unfortunately, this is not enough. Brenau seeks need- and merit-based scholarships to attract and retain highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. In addition, as we add graduate programs, Brenau must develop graduate fellowships that will provide tuition and living stipends to highly competitive students, enabling them to immerse themselves wholly in scholarship and research.
Through your support, Brenau can recruit the best young minds and remain affordable for these evolving leaders.
Within our lifetime, the world has changed significantly and students must have a global perspective.
Brenau international programs and experiences – such as health sciences students studying abroad in Yucatan, business students working in Guatemala and international students on Brenau campuses – produce Brenau graduates who are competent leaders.
We prepare students to be citizens of the world, and we will raise endowed funds to provide international experiences for all Brenau students.
A broad base of financial support from alumni and friends helps fund immediate needs of the university. Annual donors are vital to Brenau – your gifts advance the university each year. Every annual gift, regardless of size, makes a valuable and immediate difference.
In this campaign, we will increase contributions to the annual fund – emphasizing the importance of consistent support from one year to the next as well as the impact every gift makes in the lives of Brenau students.