Give Your Way
About the Annual Fund
Endowment & Scholarships
The College of Business’ Mediation and Society for the Advancement of Management teams finished first and second in their respective national competitions in 2014.
At Clayton State University, we believe that a responsive public university plays a key role in building and sustaining a vibrant community. The Clayton State University Corporate Partners Program is designed to develop, enhance and support partnerships between the business sector and Clayton State University. Internships, employee recruitment, networking opportunities, and a heightened corporate visibility are just a few of the ways to forge these partnerships.
Through this program, our corporate partners gain access to a talented, educated student body, dedicated senior administrators and award-winning, knowledgeable faculty. Our students benefit through engaged learning and increased opportunities for success.
Preferred access to the Clayton State University community:
In FY12, Clayton State’s economic impact on the community reached $256 million and 2,377 jobs, the fourth-largest figures among the University System of Georgia’s state universities
Corporate Partners can join the program at one of two levels:
Dream Maker Scholarships
(Goal: 25 scholarships)
With a commitment of $1,000 per year for two years, these scholarships will be carry the name of the donor and may have certain broad selection criteria established by the donor. Each scholarship will be given to one student, and the donor and student will have the opportunity to meet at the annual scholarship luncheon held each spring.
Loch Leaders Investment Fund
(Goal $25,000 or 50 donors of $500)
This fund will recognize high achievers – those full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater who demonstrate unmet need. Priority will be given to continuing students, new freshmen, returning students, and transfer students.
Donors can become a part of this group by making a commitment of $500 a year for two years. A select group of students will be designated as Loch Leaders each year. These students will have the opportunity to meet with the donors to this fund at the annual scholarship luncheon held each spring.
Laker Completion Grants
(Goal $50,000 from many donors)
For so many of our students, they are the first in their family to attend college. Actually completing their coursework and receiving their degree is an incredible accomplishment and many times is postponed due to family situations, work demands, and, very often, financial challenges. The Laker Completion Grants will impact those students who are near degree completion and demonstrate unmet need. Priority will be given to those closest to completion with unmet need and a GPA of at least 2.5.