Since its founding in 1898, DePaul University has remained committed to its Vincentian heritage by helping generations of students from all walks of life fulfill their dreams of a college education. Your participation in The 1898 Society continues that proud tradition by helping students bridge the gap between what they can provide and the full cost of a DePaul education.
Donors who make an annual gift of $1,898 or more to support student scholarships during a single fiscal year (July 1–June 30) are recognized as members of The 1898 Society.
Join The 1898 Society
There are two types of scholarship gift funds you can support:
Expendable scholarships are current-use funds. When you make an expendable scholarship gift, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to a student in need.
- Any gift at $1,898 or more can be designated to an existing expendable fund, including the DePaul General Scholarship Fund.
- Larger gifts of $10,000 or more, given outright or pledged over four years, will establish a new fund that typically supports one or student award of $2,500 annually. Gifts over $20,000 can support larger or multiple student awards. Such funds may be named in your honor or in honor of a loved one.
Endowed scholarships are permanent investments in DePaul and its students. Your gift to an endowed scholarship is invested, and scholarships are distributed from the investment income.
- Any gift of $1,898 or more can be designated to an existing scholarship endowment, including the DePaul General Scholarship Endowment.
- A gift of $50,000 or more can establish a new endowment at DePaul to fund scholarships in perpetuity, creating a lasting legacy of student support. Such funds may be named in your honor or in honor of a loved one.