Annual funds are received and spent in the same year.
Named Annual Award
$1,000 minimum annual gift for a four-year period This fund provides an annual award to a student. The student is selected according to criteria defined by the donor and approved by the university.
Named Annual Scholarship
$2,500 minimum annual gift for a four-year period This fund, which provides financial aid to undergraduate students, becomes part of the student's financial aid package prepared by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Selection criteria depends on the donor's preference and guidelines established by the university.
Named Annual Lectureship
$5,000 minimum annual gift for a four-year period Lectureship gifts bring noted guest lecturers or artists to campus to speak or perform for students, faculty and staff. These funds also may be used for public lectures or performances. The donor may specify how the funds are used, with the approval of the university.
Named Annual Faculty Development Award
$5,000 minimum annual gift for a four-year period This fund provides an annual award to enhance a faculty member's teaching and research activities. Support for faculty research ultimately benefits students, who share in the knowledge that their professor acquires through research.
Named Annual Centralis Scholar Award
$10,000 minimum annual gift for a four-year period Centralis gifts provide merit-based scholarships for Central Michigan University students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and curricular involvement.
Named Annual Young Faculty Award
$12,500 minimum annual gift for a four-year period Income from this award is applied to the annual salary and teaching and research expenses of an outstanding young faculty member. These funds enable Central Michigan University to attract and retain the most promising young professors.
Named Annual Visiting Professorship
$50,000 minimum annual gift for a four-year period Contributions to a professorship fund are applied to the annual salary of a visiting professor. Funding these professorships allows the university and its students to benefit from talent that might otherwise be unavailable to Central Michigan University.