Endowments

The University of Montana has many opportunities for endowments. 

Minimum naming levels for endowments are listed below. However, each endowment is unique, and as such, we invite you to speak with one of our development officers to learn more.

Minimum Naming Levels for Endowments

Faculty

  • Dean's Position: $2-3 million
  • Distinguished Chair: $3 million
  • Chair: $2 million
  • Professorship: $1-2.5 million
  • Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Scholar or Professorship: $500,000 per semester
  • Faculty Fellowship: $250,000
  • Faculty Award, Faculty or Staff Development Fund: $50,000

Student Support

  • Doctoral Fellowship: $600,000-725,000
  • Master's Fellowship: $100,000
  • Presidential Fellowship: $750,000
  • Presidential Leadership Scholarship: $180,000-240,000
  • Montana University System Honors Scholarship: $85,000
  • Resident Tuition and Fees: $160,000
  • Non-Resident Tuition and Fees: $580,000
  • Minimum Named Scholarship: $25,000

Programmatic Support

  • Distinguished Lectureship: $500,000-1 million
  • Endowed Collections: $25,000
  • Dean's Opportunity/Excellence Fund: $50,000
  • Research Fund: $250,000
  • Minimum Endowment for Any Fund: $25,000

Facilities

  • New Building, Addition or Major Modification: at least 50% of total project cost
  • Spaces or Rooms within a New Building or Major Modification: dependent on individual project parameters
  • Existing Building: at least 50% of total estimated project replacement cost
  • Spaces or Rooms within an Existing Building: at least 50% of total estimated project replacement cost 
  • Other Campus Property: 100% of total project cost

Schools, Colleges, Departments and Programs

  • Dependent on individual program parameters