Matching your commitment to students

As faculty and staff you understand better than anyone the importance of the work done at the College of Education and out in the community. The University has recently launched its most ambitious philanthropic campaign ever to strengthen our partnerships, scale our research, and support student access and achievement.

To accelerate this momentum, we are pleased to announce a commitment of $5 million to honor you—our incredible faculty, staff and retirees—for your commitment to all of our students. For a limited time, the University will match gifts, made by current and retired faculty and staff members, to endowed undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships at a 50 percent rate. With your gift, you can help keep the College of Education accessible for students in all of our programs.  

Two ways to participate

There are two ways for faculty, staff and retirees to participate.  Both options provide a 50 percent match to help students in the areas you care about most. Contact Grant Twitchell ( or 206-543-8353) if you have questions about the below options of the FSR Matching Program and download the FSR FAQ Sheet

Option 1 
Give to Priority funds (any amount)

You may make a gift of any amount to the Education Faculty Endowed Fellowship or the Education Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund. These endowments have been identified as priority funds and will have an immediate impact on the lives of students. Every gift from a current or retired faculty or staff member will be matched until the UW matching pool is exhausted.

How it works
  • Gifts are matched at a 50 percent rate on a first-come, first-served basis until matching funds are exhausted.
  • For those who sign up for a payroll deduction to an eligible endowment, your pledge payments will be matched each quarter while the pool exists.

Education Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Education Alumni Scholarship Fund enables the College of Education to attract highly qualified and motivated students to masters and doctoral programs in order to prepare for careers in education.

Education Faculty Endowed Fellowship
Established and supported by College of Education faculty and professors emeritus, the Education Faculty Endowed Fellowship provides fellowships to outstanding graduate students in the College of Education.


Option 2
Create a legacy ($10,000+)

Endowing a scholarship fund is one of the most important ways a donor can invest in students’ success. Individuals who commit to a minimum gift of $10,000 may either establish a new endowment or give to any eligible existing student endowment. With this commitment, your matching dollars will be reserved for up to five years. Pledge payment(s) can be made at any point during the five years after a pledge form is submitted. 

How it works
  • Gifts are matched at a 50 percent rate and, with a signed pledge, matching dollars will be reserved, giving donors up to five years to complete their pledge.
  • Advancement staff can help you identify an active undergraduate scholarship/ graduate fellowship or establish a new fund to help students in the area that matters most to you.