Student Giving Campaigns
Undergraduate Student Campaign
The Undergraduate Student Campaign, now in it's 8th year, is an opportunity for current Lumberjacks to show their pride in NAU and support the overall initiative of student giving here on campus. Last year, freshmen, sophomore, and junior students contributed $3,200, and this year's goal is $4,000. A list of student donors will also be posted on the Student Philanthropy Council webpage at the end of the campaign.
This unique scholarship is the top funding priority for the Undergraduate Student Campaign, and is awarded to freshman, sophomore, and juniors. It is solely funded by the contributions of our generous student donors. All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are asked to contribute to this fund. It is a $500 award, and the SPC will give out as many scholarships as money will allow.
Senior Class Campaign
The Senior Class Campaign, now in it's 10th year, is an opportunity for graduating seniors to leave their mark and financially support other students or areas of their choice on campus. Giving back to the university and supporting other students is a great way to leave a legacy at Northern Arizona University and begin the habit of philanthropy. Last year, the class of 2015-2016 contributed over $5,300, and this year's goal is $6,000. Paying it forward matters, and you will receive visible public recognition for your willingness to help others. The Senior Class Campaign plaque hangs in the University Union in the hallway between the Hot Spot and the main food court, and it lists each class year's total amount raised for the campaign. A list of student donors will also be posted on the Student Philanthropy Council webpage at the end of the campaign.
This scholarship was created by the founding members of the Senior Class Campaign committee. This unique scholarship is solely funded by the generous donations from the NAU senior class each year, and is the #1 funding priority of the Senior Class Campaign. The scholarship is a $1,000 award for upcoming seniors, and the Student Philanthropy Council will award as many as money will allow. So, the more money raised each year, the more scholarships that can be awarded.
Graduate Student Campaign
The Graduate Student Campaign, now in it's 7th year, is an opportunity for current graduate students to unite and help one another in their pursuit to earn their degrees. Over the past 6 years, graduate students have contributed over $12,000, and this year's goal is $2,000. A list of student donors will also be posted on the Student Philanthropy Council webpage at the end of the campaign. The top 3 priority funds for the Graduate Student Campaign are listed below, and they provide much needed support to graduate students during their time in school.
The Graduate College Scholarship and Fellowship
This is the general scholarship and fellowship fund for the Graduate College, and students from all areas within the Graduate College can benefit from it. The scholarship is either $500 or $1,000 and is split over 2 semesters, and in 2015-2016 the Graduate College awarded 9 of these scholarships totaling $6,500.
Graduate Student Travel Fund
This fund supports student travel to attend national and regional conferences, present scholarly papers, and compete in award competitions. These opportunities allow graduate students to complete major research projects, build resumes, network with professionals, and enhance learning. Travel awards range from $100-$200, and in 2015-2016, $32,456 was awarded to 209 graduate students. GSG has budgeted $50,000 in travel awards this year; this is with a $15,000 annual gift from the President.
3 Minute Research Presentation Fund (3MRP)
This fund supports the 3 Minute Research Presentation competition, This is an annual competition where graduate students explain their thesis, dissertation, or capstone research in a face-to-face presentation to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. It allows graduate students to improve their communication skills and their capacity to effectively present their research and creative work. The fund directly supports the event, training sessions, preliminary heats, and the final competition.