The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne


Your financial support helps to bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating a student and the comprehensive fee. No matter the size, every gift truly counts.

The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne prioritizes foundational support for every student, affecting areas of campus life from academics and extracurricular learning opportunities, to scholarships and financial assistance. Because of your gifts, students are able to receive a well-rounded LR education with opportunities that extend well beyond the classroom. With your financial support, Bears know no limits.

The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne allows LR to prepare students for the future, equipping them for jobs they can't yet imagine and preparing them to lead and serve in their communities. It provides the flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and to take advantage of new opportunities.

Every dollar given through this fund is immediately put to work in support of LR students. A student’s LR experience starts with you and your gifts — gifts that make every student's journey possible.

Show your support for LR students and pay it forward for the next generation with your gift today.

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Angel McLendon

My LR scholarship helped me both financially and personally. The donors of LR have truly blessed me, and I think LR donors are amazing people with big hearts.

Angel McLendon '20, Instructional Studies

Annual Scholarships


Annual scholarships are a great way to make an immediate impact because students receive 100 percent of the funding now. Unlike endowments, these gifts to the annual fund are entirely expendable and are awarded right away. While unrestricted scholarship support can happen at any level, a named annual scholarship requires a giving commitment at the specified amount each year, for no fewer than four years.

There are two funding options for annual scholarships:

  • $30,000—can be paid at once or over four years ($7,500 per year)
    Donors can name and designate their annual scholarship to an area of campus most meaningful to them.
  • $10,000—can be paid at once or over four years ($2,500 per year)
    Donors can name their annual scholarship. Donor is not able to designate their gift—this is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need only.

How to Create a Scholarship


The number one reason students don’t see Lenoir-Rhyne as a viable possibility is a concern around financial aid. Thanks to the generosity of university donors, more than 1,327 students were able to attend LR because of a generous scholarship package.

To learn more about how you can set up an endowed scholarship or annual scholarship, please download our Bears Helping Bears information sheet.

Scholarships Information Sheet

Additional Recognition


All donors with a named scholarship are invited to our annual scholarship luncheon to get to know their student recipients.

Additionally, scholarship donors are inducted into the President’s Society and are invited to numerous stewardship events throughout the year.