The endowment of Culver-Stockton College ensures financial funding for today and the future of the College. Since students are our life-blood, the best way to advance the student experience is through scholarship endowments. An endowment is a self-sustaining fund providing scholarships for students, many of whom are the first in their family to pursue their academic goals through higher education. A strong endowment allows the College to maintain costs and operational budgets while remaining competitive. More than 90 percent of Culver-Stockton students receive financial aid. Other ways to support the endowment at Culver- Stockton include permanent funds for faculty development, faculty endowed department and/ or division chairs, endowments for buildings and academic programs (including equipment), endowments for athletics and endowments for student travel (both domestic and international).