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Endowed scholarship funds enable The Citadel to attract and retain the students who best represent the college’s commitment to academic excellence, physical discipline, dedicated military service, and upright moral character.

With colleges across the nation actively recruiting the brightest and most promising students, The Citadel must remain competitive, armed with the resources to ensure that those who have the desire and potential to excel in The Citadel’s disciplined academic environment will have the opportunity to flourish.

The ability to enhance the quality of the applicant pool and to recruit and retain the most talented students will dramatically improve the overall character and composition of the Corps of Cadets.

The Campaign for The Citadel aims to raise:

  • $5,000,000 to endow 20 new Citadel Scholarships, the college’s most prestigious, comprehensive, and competitive scholarships. As the college’s top academic students who aim to excel scholastically while preparing for a lifetime of leadership, Citadel Scholars receive four-year, full-tuition, merit-based awards that likewise include all uniform and book expenses. Each named Citadel Scholarship requires an endowment of $250,000.
  • $5,000,000 to endow 50 new Citadel Leadership Scholarships, awarded as partial scholarships to those outstanding members of the Corps of Cadets who have demonstrated the qualities of leadership, academic achievement, self-discipline, and service that will enable them to survive and thrive in The Citadel’s demanding military environment. Each named Citadel Leadership Scholarship requires an endowment of $100,000.
  • $3,750,000 to endow 50 new Armed Forces Scholarships, established to subsidize the difference between The Citadel’s full tuition and the amount a cadet pursuing a military contract receives through his or her ROTC scholarship awarded by one of the branches of the U.S. military. Each Armed Forces Scholarship requires an endowment of $75,000.
  • $2,500,000 to endow 10 new Citadel Brigadier Foundation Scholarships. These athletic scholarships will enable the college to enlarge the talent pool and broaden the diversity of student-athletes who would benefit from the rigors of a Citadel education while instilling pride in the college’s athletic programs. Each named Brigadier Foundation Scholarship requires an endowment of $250,000.
  • $2,500,000 to establish scholarship funds in each of The Citadel’s five schools. These endowed funds will permit the deans and faculty of each school—Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Science & Mathematics—to identify and retain those students who demonstrate the most promise within the discipline, thereby strengthening the quality of education and level of academic inquiry to which all cadets are exposed within the classroom.

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