Northwood University affirms the natural yearning in every human heart to be free. Northwood’s forested campus welcomes all individuals, their distinctive talents, and their potential to make a difference through a well-spent life.
Yet not all are blessed with the same economic means. Northwood University establishes the Liberty Fund to steward student scholarships. The Liberty Fund exists to meet a promise that any student with the desire and academic merit to attend Northwood University will find the support they need to live and learn at America’s Free-Enterprise University.
Donors to the Liberty Fund may choose to establish their own named endowed or annual scholarship, providing an opportunity to establish meaningful criteria and opportunities for Northwood University students.
The Independence Endowment is a permanent scholarship within the Liberty Fund established by Northwood University to accept gifts at all levels from donors who wish to make an everlasting difference in students’ lives. The Independence Endowment of The Liberty Fund is established through the generosity of Northwood alumni and donors and provides a dollar-for-dollar matching gift opportunity up to a total of $1,000,000.
Any qualified student should be able to receive the life-defining experience of education regardless of economic means. The Liberty Fund exists to meet that need and honors an existing network of benefactors and seeks friends of liberty who will provide scholarships at all levels:
Endowed scholarships may be named in recognition of your generosity, as an honor or tribute, and can be awarded to students based on academic merit; declared major, interests, or qualities; financial need; or other criteria you can help define. You designate the purpose of your endowment, and earnings from that investment will grow over time to fund your philanthropic priorities forever. Endowed scholarships require a $20,000 minimum investment.
Donor Impact – Michael and Dianne Morey
Michael and Dianne Morey pledged 35 vehicles from their automotive collection in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. With the donor’s blessing, the vehicles were sold at auction netting more than $2 million. The proceeds benefit the Michael and Dianne Morey Endowed Scholarship with The Liberty Fund. Learn more about the Morey Family and their incredible gift.
Annual scholarships may be named in recognition of your generosity, as an honor or tribute, and can be awarded to students based on academic merit; declared major, interests, or qualities; financial need; or other criteria you can help define. You designate the purpose of your scholarship, and your annual donation will be awarded to a deserving student. Annual scholarships require a $1,000 minimum and annual investment.
Donor Impact – The Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation
The Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation provides scholarships to Northwood University students. The foundation’s latest gift offers $5,000 in scholarships for incoming students who demonstrate a financial need, are creative, moral and ambitious, and will be a credit to American society.
The Independence Endowment is a destination for all donors who believe in Northwood University’s commitment to The Northwood Idea and providing a freedom-based education. All gifts of any size are accepted and encouraged to grow The Independence Endowment and provides a rallying focus for all Northwood friends and alumni. Donors to The Independence Endowment will receive an annual impact report showcasing student recipients.
Donor Impact – $1,000,000 Matching Gift Opportunity
The Independence Endowment’s growth requires the support of Northwood University alumni and friends, and to encourage that generosity, an anonymous donor has provided a $1,000,000 matching gift opportunity. The matching gift will provide a dollar-for-dollar incentive for those wishing to build the Independence Endowment or start their own scholarship.
$5,000,000 – will provide $225,000 annually
$2,500,000 – will provide $112,500 annually
$1,500,000 – will provide $67,500 annually
$1,000,000 – will provide $45,000 annually
$750,000 – will provide $33,750 annually
$500,000 – will provide $22,500 annually
$250,000 – will provide $11,250 annually
$100,000 – will provide $4,500 annually
$75,000 – will provide $3,375 annually
$50,000 – will provide $2,250 annually
$25,000 – will provide $1,250 annually