Programs: Student support: iowa state undergraduate and graduate students received more than $27 million in scholarships, fellowships, loans, and awards from private gift support. Students received both merit- and need- based scholarship support across all programs and units of the university. With the university seeing record enrollment numbers, private gift support is critical to ensuring that all willing students are able to explore their education opportunities, experience college life, and efficiently manage tuition costs and debt loads. In 2017, more than 6,000 students received scholarships funded by private gift support.
faculty and program support: with more than $35 million from the iowa state university foundation, university faculty and staff received additional support, allowing for increased research opportunities and improved classroom experiences for all students. Private gift support helps meet the university's goal to attract and retain world-class faculty, which ultimately attracts the best and brightest students. During 2017, the number of endowed faculty positions (chairs, professorships, and fellowships) increased to 198.
facilities: the foundation provided nearly $21 million to the university in support of new building construction, renovation, and equipment needs. State-of-the-art facilities help the university attract high-quality faculty and students. These facilities provide space, environments, and technologies that promote the highest levels of teaching, learning and research. Private gift support assisted in funding of the renovation of marston hall, the construction of the biosciences facilities, and more.