Our Priorities

Our Merit & Need Scholarship Program gives academically talented students with limited economic resources the opportunity to study at Athens College. Selection criteria to the Merit & Need Scholarship Program includes top performance on the College’s entrance examination, as well as demonstrated financial need. This includes an interview with the candidate and family in their home, as well as supporting documentation. With your help, we aim to provide 40 fully funded Merit & Need Scholarships by 2021. While gifts of all sizes are welcome, new students are accepted into this program only when support for the duration of his/her career at the College is secured. Although gifts of any size are welcome, naming opportunities are also available.

  • Full scholarship for student entering Junior High School through graduation (6 years): $100,000
  • Full scholarship for student entering High School through graduation (3 years): $50,000
  • Annual full scholarship: $16,600

Growing the endowment is one of Athens College’s highest priorities. Gifts to the endowment provide a reliable source for ongoing support for the institution and ensure the continuity of our scholarship program. Gifts to the endowment are maintained in perpetuity, and only the income—never the principal—is spent for the purposes you specify, in agreement with the College.

Although gifts of every size are welcome, you may establish a named endowed fund that ensures full support for its purpose — each year and in perpetuity. For more information about how you may make a gift to the College’s endowment, please contact the Athens College Board of Trustees Office.

       Endowment Gift Naming Opportunities

  • Support a Named Merit & Need Scholarship Fund in perpetuity: $350,000
  • Support a Named Faculty position in perpetuity: $500,000


Talented faculty are the soul of Athens College. Our goal is to attract and develop inspiring teachers who will help students grow academically, socially, and personally. This requires significant investment to ensure we’re adapting to rapidly evolving best practices.  Help provide great teaching by supporting faculty professional development. These funds encourage lifelong learning by enabling faculty and staff to attend seminars and conferences, pursue coursework and related research, and seize travel-study opportunities during the summer. You may designate gifts of any size toward this objective. For more information about creating a special or endowed fund for faculty support please contact the Development Office.

Athens College is honored to host the largest Fulbright Fellows Program in Greece. Through this flagship educational exchange program, 13 recently graduated U.S. scholars are working closely this year with Athens College students across all age levels as mentors, coaches, role models and advisors. Through their close interaction with students and faculty, they help strengthen the College’s ties with the U.S. The College stays in touch with hundreds of its alumni Fellows who have gone on to become advocates of the College in leadership positions around the globe.

While gifts of any size are welcomed to provide partial support of the Fellowship Program, you may make a gift to underwrite a Fulbright Fellow for one academic year for which the position will carry your name during that period. The named gift of $14,000 will cover the full costs to the College related to the Fellow’s transportation, housing and stipend.

Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund help meet the gap between tuition and the College’s operating costs. They also help support the College’s Financial Aid Program to assist families facing unforeseen economic hardship to meet tuition costs. The Annual Fund opens on July 1 each year and ends on June 30 the following year.