Endowed scholarships stipulate your gift will be invested and the principal will remain intact.  An endowed gift of $10,000 or more creates a named scholarship fund which will provide important financial assistance to Saint Leo students. Each year a percentage of the interest earned on the endowment is awarded as scholarship support for a specific student.

Annually funded scholarships are funded each year by friends and alumni. The impact of an annual scholarship is immediate, meaning the funds are disbursed to the student recipient in the same fiscal year as they are received. As an annual scholarship donor, you can specify the scholarship name and criteria. Annual scholarships may be established with an outright gift of $500 or more. It is recommended it be continued for a minimum of five years. 

A Great Expectations Scholarship is a unique annual scholarship program which provides scholarship support while encouraging student philanthropy. With a gift of $50,000, made payable over a multi-year period, donors can establish a Great Expectations Scholarship in their name or in honor of a loved one. The students fortunate enough to receive these scholarships are encouraged to “give back,” with their future gifts helping to sustain the scholarships once the donors’ original gifts have been exhausted. Thus, not only does your Great Expectations Scholarship help make a Saint Leo education affordable for students, it also helps create a generation of future donors as those students-turned-alumni are encouraged to “pay it forward.”

We are proud to acknowledge those donors who have established the privately funded scholarships listed in the link below and thank them once again for the opportunities they have provided for Saint Leo students. If you are interested in finding out how you can contribute to an existing scholarship fund or establish a new one, you may contact Dawn Parisi, executive director of development: (352) 588-8483 or


Saint Leo University Privately Funded Scholarships


University Advancement

PO Box 6665 MC2227
33702 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
Phone: (352) 588-8667