Through the BoRSF, the Board of Regents operates five endowment programs/subprograms: Endowed Chairs for Eminent Scholars, Endowed Professorships, Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Subprogram for First-Generation College Students, Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships, and Endowed Two-Year Student Workforce Scholarships.
Endowed Chairs for Eminent Scholars Program
Endowed Chairs for Eminent Scholars, introduced in 1987, is a highly competitive program designed to enhance the recruitment and retention of distinguished university faculty at institutions throughout Louisiana. The program pairs a 60% private-sector match with a 40% Board of Regents award to endow a chair to be filled by a scholar of high renown and great ability.
PROPOSALS DUE for 2016-17 competition: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Go to Policies & RFP
Contact Program Manager: Carrie Robison
Endowed Professorships Subprogram
Endowed Professorships, established through the Enhancement Program, is a non-competitive subprogram designed to help campuses recruit or retain faculty whose research, teaching, and/or public service uniquely contribute to the mission of their departments and institutions. Participation requires a contribution of at least $60,000 from an external source, to be matched with $40,000 from the BoRSF. Each four-year campus is guaranteed, but not necessarily restricted to, two professorships per year and each two-year campus one per year, provided that required external contributions are raised and documented.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FY 2016-17: January 1 – March 31, 2017
Complete List of Endowed Professorships Matched by the BoRSF through FY 2015-16 (update will be posted following campus confirmation of Professorships matched)
Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Subprogram for First-Generation College Students
The BoRSF Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Subprogram, founded in 2007, is a non-competitive opportunity providing BoRSF matching funds for to establish endowed scholarship funds in support of first-generation college students. Each four-year institution is guaranteed one $40,000 endowed scholarship fund challenge grant annually to match a private/institutional contribution of $60,000; each two-year institution is guaranteed one $20,000 endowed scholarship fund challenge grant annually to match a private/institutional contribution of $30,000. Proceeds will be used to establish/enhance permanent endowed scholarship funds. The interest earnings from the fund(s) will be awarded at the discretion of the institution to eligible students.
Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships Subprogram
Approved by the Board in September 2014, the Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships Subprogram matches non-State contributions of at least $60,000 with $40,000 from the BoRSF to create endowed scholarships that may be used in support of graduate and first-professional students as well as post-doctoral fellows. Higher levels of endowment, in minimum increments of $60,000, may be matched with additional $40,000 contributions from the Support Fund. The initial corpus of the endowment must remain intact, while income above the corpus may be used to benefit the student recipient in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and/or experiential opportunities, including internships, externships, conference travel, and field work.
Endowed Two-Year Student Workforce Scholarships Subprogram
The competitive Endowed Two-Year Student Workforce Scholarships subprogram provides scholarship opportunities for students on two-year campuses to enter the Louisiana workforce in the following ways: (a) train students for immediate entrance into selected, high-demand, four- and five-star jobs, including positions in nursing and allied health (see Section V); and/or (b) prepare students to become job-ready in STEM fields after completing degrees on four-year campuses. Non-State contributions combined with a BoRSF match will produce permanent endowments. This subprogram replaces the Enhancement Subprogram for Two-Year Institutions.