Scholarships & Endowments
One of the most unique and meaningful ways to make a gift to Norwich University is through the establishment of an endowed scholarship. Endowed scholarships provide financial assistance to many of Norwich’s best and brightest students and provide a lasting legacy of support. Scholarships are more important than ever. Federal and state aid has not been adjusted to reflect the ever escalating costs of a higher education.
Scholarships are more than just financial assistance. These scholarships:
- Provide a method for the University to attract and retain students who will excel at Norwich
- Offer donors a way to honor loved ones, friends, or mentors who have had an impact on their lives
- Portray to our students, donors who are acting models of leadership, generosity, and profound loyalty to Norwich
- Generate donors and an environment that supports the pursuit of academic excellence and commitment to service
- Allow other University funds to be freed up in order to support institutional or academic needs that will have a profound impact on students, faculty and staff, and the overall Norwich Community
- Over the past two years, the average "need" (cost of attendance less expected family contribution) of Norwich students, increased by $3,500. This is an indicator of a struggling economy. At the same time, a tightening of credit has made it harder than ever for families to borrow.
- A full 98% of Norwich students receive some form of institutional aid, which is about 20% higher than the national average.
- Norwich awards about $27 million dollars annually in institutional aid. This included an aggressive need-based financial aid program that enables deserving students to secure a private education at Norwich.
Are you interested in establishing a scholarship?
Contact Casey McMorrow, Associate Director of Donor Relations & Special Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.485.2115.
Events- 2013 Annual Scholarship Dinner
On Friday May 3, Norwich University held its Annual Scholarship Dinner. 100 individuals consisting of students, benefactors, family members and supporters were in attendance to represent over 50 scholarships. During the evening guest speakers included student Rikki Feightner, a senior International studies major and member of the Corps, as well as Nicole DiDomenico, the Director for the Center of Civic Engagement, Service Learning and Campus Community Partnerships.
MaryRose Meany was awarded the USS Montpelier Saber, given annually to the highest ranking cadet within the Naval ROTC program. Frank Halsted was given the BG Warren E. Sweetser, Jr. Award. This award is given to a student selected by officials within NROTC who is preparing to commission within the Marine Corps upon graduation. A special scholarship video was created and presented at the dinner recognizing the impact of scholarships at Norwich. To view photos from the evening, please visit the photo album here.