The Office of University Advancement is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and submitting all Federal, State, Local, or Private grant applications on behalf of the University and the Athens State Foundation. We are happy to meet with faculty and staff who are interested in applying for a grant to ensure that all necessary approvals are obtained and that applications are submitted in a timely manner. The External Project Approval Procedures provides basic instructions for all grant applications.

The grant application process begins with the completion of the External Project Support Summary Approval Form. We strongly suggest that the respective Dean or Vice President be consulted in advance of completing the application. Once all appropriate signatures are obtained, the grant process can move forward. All grants must be submitted through the Office of University Advancement which will serve as the central repository for applications and manage the grant process.

Any questions regarding grant applications or the grant submission process may be submitted to

Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship is a permanent fund in which the principal remains intact and invested in accordance with Athens State University Foundation Investment Policy. Scholarships are awarded annually from the allocated income earned on the principal investment. Each year, the Foundation Investment Committee meets to determine allocations based on investment returns. The target return rate for investments is 5%. The Foundation offers two levels of named scholarship endowments beginning with a minimum investment of $25,000 as illustrated below:

Presidential Scholarship              $50,000+

Distinguished Scholarship           $25,000+

Annual Scholarship

Annual scholarships consist of those that are established based on an agreement that the donor contributes a minimum amount ($500) annually for a period of three years or an aggregate amount of $1,500. The entire gift is awarded in the form of a scholarship annually to a student(s) who meets the criteria specified by the individual donor. Annual awards may vary and are made each year based on the terms of the agreement and the amount contributed by the donor.