Gift Options

Program Support

Every college, academic department and program has specific needs that are critical to its future success. A dynamic academic environment is one that is ever changing, fostering exciting new ideas and innovative ventures. Program support spans financial funding for:

  • academically invigorating programs, such as visiting artists, lecture series, exhibits, continuing education, and more!
  • critically needed equipment resources for up-to-date laboratories, studios, computers, software, among many other technological needs.
  • faculty development to ensure our faculty and staff remain current in their fields.
  • learning resources to ensure our library is robust and meaningful.
  • campus beautification projects for landscaping, sculptures, benches and other enhancements to our college grounds.

Click here for a list of current endowed program support funds.


You can make a dramatic difference in the life of a hard-working student by establishing a scholarship at Northwest Florida State College. Scholarships provide monetary aid to students who apply and qualify to receive a scholarship. You can support existing scholarships or establish one of your own. You may include special criteria for a scholarship award, such as financial need, academic achievement, pursuit of a particular course of study, residence within a particular locale, or some combination of these. However, the NWF State College Foundation advises to keep scholarship criteria as unrestricted as possible. The award amount provided to each student varies by scholarship and is subject to the Foundation’s scholarship disbursement guidelines. The NWF Foundation Office will guide you through the simple process of creating a scholarship and help you determine the basic criteria for your award.

There are two types of scholarships you can establish:

Endowed Scholarships

Establishing a Scholarship Endowment at NWF is an opportunity to create a legacy. When you make a gift, it is placed in a permanent account that generates interest each year. The interest is then awarded to the student or students who meet the criteria for your award.

Scholarship Endowments provide a permanent funding base from which awards can be made for generations to come.

You can established a scholarship endowment with an initial gift of $15,000 or more, or through gifts totaling $15,000 or more over a period of up to five years. Once the account principal has reached $15,000, the interest earned provides the funding for annual awards for generations of students. Endowed scholarship award amounts are determined by the Foundation’s spending policy.

Additional gifts to the scholarship endowment fund can be made at any time by the donor or other interested parties.

Restricted Scholarships

Restricted Scholarships make an immediate impact. When your gift is made, it is placed in your account and awarded to deserving students in accordance with your scholarship criteria. The account does not generate interest like Endowed Scholarships. Funds are awarded until your account is depleted. Donors are invited to replenish or add to their accounts at any time.

If you are interested in establishing a Scholarship at NWF State College or need more information, please contact the NWF State College Foundation at (850) 729-5357 or

Students seeking information about Foundation scholarships should visit NWF’s Financial Aid Website.

Teaching Chairs

The Teaching Chair program at Northwest Florida State College enriches student achievement by recognizing the strength of the College, its teaching faculty, and instructional departments.

Traditionally associated with universities, Teaching Chairs lure pre-eminent researchers to a college. The Endowed Teaching Chair Program at Northwest Florida State College molds the tradition into the college by encouraging excellence in teaching by providing financial support to an innovative department.

You can establish an Endowed Teaching Chair with a private contribution starting at $50,000 or a Distinguished Endowed Teaching Chair at $100,000. The interest from this permanent endowment provides annual support to a pre-determined academic department.

To determine how the Endowed Teaching Chair will award, the Foundation uses a combination of guidelines established you (the donor) and those developed by the college in concert with the Foundation. Each Endowed Teaching Chair is established in the name chosen by the donor.

Click here for guidelines and information on creating a Teaching Chair or for a list of current endowed Teaching Chair funds.

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