Greatest Need

Your support matters. Thanks to the gifts of generous people like you, our students share in this unforgettable experience.

Through your support, Ashland shapes students into the kind of graduates who have an impact wherever they go next.

Unrestricted financial support enables Ashland to act nimbly and decisively in moments when doing so matters most to our students. Alternatively, your support can be directed specifically to areas you are passionate about such as Student Scholarships and Student Activities.

Ashland Fund

Every year, Ashland Fund donors support promising students, enhance the performance of the fine arts, improve conditions for our athletes and enrich the classroom experiences for our future nurses, executives, teachers and communicators. These resources require annual replenishment in order to strengthen and sustain our distinctive environment, enabling University leaders to meet Ashland’s most pressing needs and respond to new growth opportunities.

Annual financial gifts of $1,000 and over to the Ashland Fund qualify donors for membership in President’s Circle.

And, more importantly, gifts at this level allow us to continue and expand our ability to provide the unique opportunities that can only happen at AU. Give to the Ashland Fund today and ensure our legacy of excellence continues.

Student Scholarship

One gift makes an education possible. Every Eagle can trace a life of success and service back to one place, one moment when everything clicked, and we knew what we were meant to do. We know it as a calling. And every one of us starts on that path here at Ashland.

But for many, it begins before we even step foot on campus. It starts when a deserving student receives a much-needed scholarship. It’s thanks to individuals like you that the gift of an Ashland education is possible.

Thanks to scholarships, our students have the support of peers and professors who help them focus in on their strengths and passions. Our students learn from professionals and scholars who share their knowledge and experience in the classroom, the lab, and other settings. Truly, the support of donors can redefine a student's trajectory.

Annual scholarships provide immediate financial support. A gift of any size to student scholarships throughout the year, can help students continue their college journey. Scholarship recipients can focus on being college students while they're here at Ashland and can fully dedicate themselves to their chosen professions, serving their communities, and caring for their families after graduation.

Named Annual Scholarship

Another way to provide a student with scholarship funding is through a named annual scholarship. These gifts qualify for a fund named in recognition of the donor or honoree for the duration of the funding period. Commitments must be four years and can be renewed for an additional four years. The following are examples of annual scholarships.


Minimum Gift Per Year

Total Commitment Over Four Years

Annual Presidential Scholarship



Annual Provost Scholarship



Annual Scholarship



Student Emergency Fund

Within our Ashland University community, emergencies happen. Sometimes an emergency can cause a student to question whether they can finish the semester, or even graduate.

Our motto, “Accent on the Individual,” always invites us to serve our students, and this fund is a connection to our students and an opportunity to serve them when they need us most. Students get the support they need— when they need it— and it’s all because of generous people just like you.

You make student success stories possible. And that's what the Student Emergency Fund is really about.

If you need help, reach out. And if you can give, give.

President's Circle

The President’s Circle at Ashland University recognizes dedicated individuals who support the University’s mission and vision through annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Ashland Fund, Annual Student Scholarships and/or the Student Emergency Fund. Increasing levels of financial support provide you with increasing access to, and involvement with, University leadership.

This dynamic group of alumni, parents and friends plays a vital role in supporting the University with unrestricted funds. Their support affords the University leaders the flexibility to embrace new ideas and emerging opportunities while meeting the evolving needs of today’s students.

Giving Levels and Benefits

Old Abe $20,000+
  • Invitation to an exclusive and intimate dinner with the President
  • Plus benefits below
Louise $10,000 – $19,999
  • Meet and greet with commencement speakers
  • Plus benefits below
Louie $5,000- $9,999
  • Dedicated University staff member to provide personalized access to campus and unique opportunities
  • Invitation to sit with the President in the loge during a home football game
  • Plus benefits below
Amlyene $2,000 – $4,999
  • Invitation to special AU events held near you
  • Plus benefits below
Glenn $1,000 – $1,999
  • A lapel pin recognizing initiation into the program
  • Monthly e-communication from the President
  • Exclusive invitation to a President’s Circle reception hosted by the President and First Lady
  • A commemorative item emblematic of the level of membership

Ashland Theological Seminary

When you choose to support the mission of Ashland Theological Seminary, your generosity underwrites so much more than education.

Your support empowers students, graduates, faculty members, and ministry leaders around the globe to demonstrate Christ’s power to transform lives.

When you contribute to the mission of Ashland Theological Seminary, you’re stewarding your gifts in a way that magnifies the hope and peace of Christ to bring truth, healing, and change to the world.

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