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Endowment & Research

Unrestricted Endowment

A strong endowment ensures there is an enduring source of funding for immediate and future needs. Endowments grow over time to create a legacy of learning as they extend the impact of your generosity beyond a lifetime.

 

Interested in learning more about the endowment? Visit the endowment page of our website for more information on the various types of endowments donors can set up at Central. 

 

The Arthur J. Bosch Endowment for Student Research 

The Arthur J. Bosch Endowment for Student Research was established in 2013 to make possible undergraduate summer research opportunities for Central students across many academic disciplines. The endowment provides a stipend and housing for students allowing them to focus on a summer research project. Each Bosch Scholar is paired with a Central faculty member who works closely with the student to advance their research projects.

 

Ed Willis Psychology Travel Fund

The Ed Willis Psychology travel fund assists students studying psychology to attend and present their work at the national and/or regional psychological conferences. Funding is available to students majoring or minoring in psychology and who are in good academic standing. The funds assist students with conference fees, travel and/or lodging expenses associated with national or regional conferences.

 

Bette Brunsting Student Project Fund

The Bette Brunsting Student Project Fund assists students with out of classroom experiences. Opportunities previously funded include cultural travel experiences for students, attendance at conferences and funds to present research at conferences and meetings. 

 

Help Spread the Central Spirit!

Hoo-Rah Day is all about bringing the Central community together and there are many ways to join in. Reach out to a Central friend or mentor. Share Central themed photos of your kids, pets or Central memories on social media. Snap a photo with our Hoo-Rah Day poster or download a Big Red coloring sheet. Share this address – hoorah.central.edu – with the hashtag #HoorahDay and encourage your family and friends to join the celebration. Go Dutch!

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Total Gifts Challenge - $50,000!
ANY gift, ANY fund, ANY size.... your gift helps unlock more support! Each time we reach 50 gifts, we’ll unlock $10,000 for the Journey Scholarship. Just by participating, you’ll help unlock up to $50,000 for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Dave ’86 & Kristi Jaarsma Balk ’88; Dave & Mary Barnes; Warren De Haan; Mark ’80 & Lori Kooiker Ellingson ’82; John ’87 & Julie Pothoven Fisher ’90; and anonymous donors.
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Double Dutch Challenge - $5,000!
Central couple Jeff ’87 and Kristin Sickler De Vries ’88 love Central College. That’s why they are challenging other Central couples to give back this #HooRahDay! When 25 Central couples donate, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Jeff ’87 & Kristin Sickler De Vries ’88 in memory of Dody De Vries.
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Recent Graduate Challenge – $5,000!
Calling all recently graduated Central Alumni! Help unlock a giving challenge with a gift of any size to the program of your choice. When 25 graduates from the last 10 years make a gift, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Nelson '16 & Madi Gause Wiese '16 and an anonymous donor.
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Twitter Challenge – $2,500!
Who’s up for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear and make sure to mention us using @CentralCollege. Once we get 10 mentions, $2,500 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund. #HooRahDay
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Iowa Challenge - $25,000!
When 100 Iowa residents participate in Hoo-Rah Day with a gift of ANY size, $25,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Jim ’65 & Sue Spaans Brandl ’65; Penny & Steve Sikkink ’83; Cindy & Scott Van Tasell; Michele & Mark Vander Linden ’78; and anonymous donors.
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Parents Challenge – $5,000!
Central parents are some of the most loyal people we know. When 25 Central parents, current or past donate, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund!
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Facebook Challenge – $3,000!
Who’s up for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear in the comments on the challenge post. Once we get 10 Central memories or photos, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! #HooRahDay
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Instagram Challenge – $3,000!
Who’s up for a challenge? Follow us on Instagram to participate in our Hoo-Rah Day edition of "This or That!" When 10 people fill in, tag @centralcollege and share it on their stories, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! #HooRahDay
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