Why Give to JCU

What You Can Support


Contribute to the JCU Annual Fund and Impact the Future
Gifts to the JCU Annual Fund are given without a pre-assigned destination or restriction of their use. 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
The University offers a variety of scholarships available to ambitious and deserving students. 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 

Also known as "named 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
Columbus-Guarini Scholarship for Italian-Americans
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.Study abroad students of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian) with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $200,000 are eligible. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation's website

Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship Fund
Marija Govedarica, '03 was a beautiful woman, friend, confidante, and inspiration to those who knew her. 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, whether one aspires to be a scholar in a faraway country, a citizen, spiritually aware or brave beyond measure.

This memorial scholarship has been established in her name, to perpetuate her memory and to promote the study of International Affairs and Political Science. It is a need-based award given to a student pursuing an academic major in the area of International Affairs & Political Science who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. 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 US-accredited graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome. 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. It also stimulates critical perspectives on the impact of Roman art worldwide.

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. Your generosity will help ensure John Cabot's reaffirming presence in the Eternal city. 

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

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. The Institute intends to serve primarily JCU's current degree-seeking students and alumni, but it also welcomes current and former visiting students to the network, as well as anyone who shares the values of our community