Why Give to JCU

What You Can Support


This kind of donation gives the opportunity to embrace unexpected chances and face unforeseen challenges. An unconditional gift allows JCU to maintain its standard and grow by fulfilling the University's needs and achieving its mission.

Institutional Scholarships
Scholarships are essential in maintaining cultural exchanges by eliminating the constraints of financial burdens. Currently, the JCU Annual Fund allows the University to provide for six institutional scholarships

Donor-Funded Scholarships 

These awards are generously supported by JCU Donors who wish to establish a privately funded scholarship and provide a unique opportunity for JCU students. These Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and a variety of criteria including program of interest, residency, diversity and other student characteristics.

Should you wish to create a donor-funded scholarship, contact the JCU Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at [email protected].

Columbus Guarini Scholarship for Italian-American Students
The Hon. Frank Guarini, Chairman Emeritus of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees, has provided a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation providing $5,000 scholarships for five Italian-American visiting students at JCU each year. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation's website

Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship Fund
Marija Govedarica graduated from JCU in 2003, with a major in International Affairs. Her life was cruelly cut short in early July 2017 at barely 36. She was an example of what can be accomplished with unwavering passion and persistence. This memorial scholarship has been established in her name, to perpetuate her memory and to promote the study of International Affairs and Political Science. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please contact Kirsten Rogerson at [email protected].

Class Gift Scholarship
As you graduate from John Cabot University, you have much to be proud of, and your JCU degree will open new doors of opportunity as you build your future. Join your fellow classmates and collectively donate to future incoming students. Your gift of any size will make a direct impact on their academic success at JCU. Visit the Class Gift Scholarship page.

Regina A. Lee Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generosity of a donation from JCU Trustee Regina A. Lee in support of the Masters in Art History program. It is the first graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome offered by a US-accredited university. The program has a dual focus: the visual cultures of Rome and the Mediterranean across time, from antiquity to the present; and the acquisition of technical skills for primary research. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please contact Kirsten Rogerson at [email protected].

Facilities Fund

The objective of this fund is to maintain the original character of JCU's historic campuses while creating a modern learning environment. The continuing evolution of these facilities is essential to supporting our faculty and students in their pursuit of knowledge. 

Frohring Library Fund

The Frohring Library is an essential resource for the development of innovative thinking for all students and faculty members. The Library provides an intellectual center that serves as the threshold to knowledge and research. Supporting the Frohring Library means improving the educational quality offered by John Cabot University, maximizing the students' access to databases, resources and therefore contributing to their success.

Institute for Entrepreneurship Fund

The JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship was established in 2011 to promote best practices in entrepreneurship and to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in bringing down the barriers to the achievement of their goals. The primary aims of the Institute are to provide education and training in the fundamentals of best entrepreneurial practices, and to build a strong international network of entrepreneurially-minded friends of the JCU community. 

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  The 2018 Class Gift Scholarship Recipient