Giving Programs | Coppin State University

Giving Programs

Special Giving Programs

There are several special initiatives that donors can support. These types of funding opportunities help to raise our profile, give our students exposure, and aim at supporting Coppin State’s unique priorities. Here are a few of our premier giving programs:

Senior Opportunity Scholarship

Helping students to finish strong

The Senior Opportunity Scholarship has a direct impact on rising juniors and graduating seniors at Coppin State University. The scholarship provides aid to worthy students who are close to graduation, but have exhausted their financial aid. Often times, students faced with this type of financial challenge cannot complete their degree program which keeps them from starting their career or attaining an advanced degree.

The SOS program removes a major obstacle in a student’s pursuit of a Coppin degree. We are proud to be able to assist our students in realizing their dreams by providing such necessary support.

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Foundation Merit Scholars Program

Merit Scholars

The Foundation Merit Scholars Program promises to make the Coppin experience more desirable to students who have demonstrated academic success. Foundation Merit scholarships are among the most prestigious offered by the University, and are an investment in the long-term success of our brightest stars.

Foundation Merit Scholarships are endowments fully funded at $25,000 and invested for long-term growth. Each scholarship is named for its donor or in memory of a loved one, and their portraits are displayed in places of distinction throughout the campus.

For more information on becoming part of the Foundation Merit program, call the Division of Institutional Advancement at (410) 951-3800.

Legacy Foundation Merit Scholarship Program

Designed for donors who wish to establish an endowment by including Coppin State University in their long-range plans, the Foundation Merit Legacy Program.  Donors who bequeath a minimum of $25.000 to CSUDF through a will, life insurance policy or trust will become a part of the Foundation Merit Legacy Program. 

Donors who consider Coppin in their long-range plans ensure economic stability for a future Coppin. 

Fanny Jackson Coppin Legacy Society for Planned Giving

Created to honor our namesake, the Fanny Jackson Coppin Legacy Society is reserved for benefactors who have provided for Coppin's future through bequests, life income gifts, and other estate and planned gifts. Members not only have the satisfaction of knowing that they have ensured the long-term success of the University, but they also receive financial and tax benefits. Planned gifts keep giving for decades, and are the ultimate expression of confidence in our mission.

We are pleased to include individuals who provide support for Coppin in one of the following ways:

  • A bequest to Coppin through a will or trust
  • A gift of real estate or tangible personal property
  • Name Coppin as owner and/or beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Establish a gift with Coppin that provides income to you or others such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust
  • Name Coppin as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plan

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