Ways to Give

Upholding Franklin's Promise as 'The University of Opportunity.'

Franklin alumni have always been regarded as leaders in their fields, making innovative contributions to their work places and communities, with those contributions extending far beyond new ideas and achievements. They impact and help transform the future of current students and their alma mater.  

A leader in adult education, Franklin University has grown to serve students both in the United States and around the globe. Through its International Institute for Innovative Instruction, the University is able to impact education for even more students by designing engaging and accelerated learning experiences for diverse learner populations. And we continue to provide every Franklin student with the same kind of “real world” education that has been our hallmark for more than 115 years. All of this good work could only be done because of alumni like you!

Please consider providing even more opportunities and successes for future alumni by making a gift today. Because Franklin is a nonprofit university, contributions are tax deductible and every penny given goes to support our students. No matter the size of your gift, by working together, we can make a positive difference.

Thank you for helping Franklin to truly be the “University of Opportunity.”

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Franklin University Giving Options

1902 Campaign

We are challenging 1,902 Franklin University alumni to commit to a monthly recurring donation of $19.02. If you 1,902 alumni stand with us and show their support, current Franklin students can achieve their dream of earning a degree!

Dr. Alex Heckman Public Administration Scholarship

The Dr. Alex Heckman Public Administration Scholarship was established for students in the Public Administration program. Dr. Heckman was a loyal and dedicated member of the University whose impassioned advancement of the study of public administration fueled his experiences to help the greater central Ohio community.

Alumni Military Scholarship

Our University’s name sake, Benjamin Franklin, was keenly aware of the value and sacrifice associated with military service, for it was on the shoulders of such service that the dreams of the framers of our Constitution were made a reality. Today, service members, veterans and family members, carry on that same tradition of service.

Following Benjamin Franklin’s appreciation for the military, the University has established the Alumni Military Scholarship for current military personnel of any branch, their spouses or dependents, and veterans.

Your support will help the men and women who work to defend our great nation and its freedoms. Won’t you please help by making a gift today to the Franklin Alumni Military Scholarship Fund.

Community College Scholarship

Your donation to the Community College Scholarship will support transfer student who earn an associate degree from one of our partner schools. Roughly 7,000 students attend Franklin each year – one-third of them coming directly from community colleges, allowing your donation to the Community College Scholarship to make a lasting impact.

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

The Franklin University Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship would support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics. The scholarship will provide Franklin students with the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the professional ranks. This scholarship includes a one-time per academic year award to offset the student's tuition but recipients can annually apply for the award.

Excellence Fund

Contributions to our Excellence Fund are directed toward continuous improvements to our students’ Franklin experience such as scholarships, enhancing student support services, upgrading technology hardware and software, refreshing classrooms and other campus facilities, and/or supporting the research, development, and implementation of new academic programs and other initiatives. A gift to the Excellence Fund offers the broadest impact.

Franklin University Doctoral Scholarship Fund

Established to help supplement the program’s 360-degree support by providing financial assistance, the new Doctoral Scholarship Fund helps Franklin doctoral students bring a higher level of technical, technological, research, communication and leadership skills to the workplace or classroom.

Health Care and Nursing Achievement Scholarship Fund

The Healthcare and Nursing Achievement Fund will support those students are working toward a degree in a healthcare-related major.

Leadership Circle Scholarship

The Leadership Circle Scholarship, established in 2009, is awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students who make a positive contribution to the economic and/or social good of their local communities. This competitive scholarship requires students to write an essay comparing their drive, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit, to that of the University’s namesake Benjamin Franklin. Donors to the Leadership Circle Scholarship make an annual contribution of $1,902 in tribute to the year Franklin University was established.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Leadership Circle Scholarship and join this elite group of donors who are making an impact toward student success, click on the give button today.

Make It Possible Fund

Together, we can make a difference by giving students the tools to succeed. The Make It Possible Fund gives you, as a graduate of Franklin University, the unique opportunity to pay it forward to those who will come after you. Your donation to the Make It Possible Fund goes directly toward helping students who have a financially challenging situation. This gift could be used to help with the purchase of a book, fees, or any other education-related need for a student who might need that little extra boost to realize the dream of finishing their degree.  

Join us today and help "Make It Possible" for others to achieve the dream of a college degree. No gift is too small to make an immediate impact on your fellow classmates and future members of the Franklin alumni family. 

Planned Giving

Making It Possible: Now and for Years to Come

At Franklin University, “Making It Possible” is more than a marketing line, it’s what we do. 

As we continue to be a university committed to providing student-centric educational opportunities, both now and in the future, we rely upon the generosity of alumni and friends for assistance.

While there are multiple ways to support Franklin’s mission of providing high quality, relevant education that enables the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world, a planned gift is uniquely tailored to assisting the needs of today’s adult learner and the intentions of the donor.

By establishing a planned gift, you not only help prepare Franklin students for roles of leadership, service and professional accomplishments, you also ensure your place in the University’s future and create an enduring reminder of both your generosity and your belief in a Franklin education. Furthermore, planned gifts allow us to strategically plan for the enhancement of existing programs and the development of new educational opportunities for students across the country and around the world.

For more information on planned giving opportunities at Franklin University, contact Aaron Cassady, alumni engagement coordinator, at 614.947.6062 or email alumni@bqpr.net. Working together, we will continue to “Make It Possible” both now and for years to come.

*As with any estate planning decision, consult your legal, financial and tax advisors for advice and information on applicable state and federal laws.

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