Major Gifts

The Possibilities

GraduatesMajor gift donors want to make an impact on the institution and in the lives of today’s students and those of generations to come. Their gifts create endowed funds to provide permanent support for scholarships, research, or outreach programs; contribute to a campus building initiatives; or establish endowed professorships like those listed below. If you would like to set up a new fund or contribute toward an existing one, please contact the Office of Development.


Many alumni, employees, and friends look to make a significant investment in the future of Antioch University New England by making a major financial gift in the form of an endowment. An endowment is a gift that is invested with the understanding that the principal remain intact in perpetuity or for a defined period of time while the interest is used to fund the intention of the endowment. This allows the donation to have a greater impact over a longer period of time.

Endowed Professorship

An endowed professorship is a faculty position established by a donor with a funded endowment for the purpose of providing a salary supplement or to support faculty research. The professorship may be named for the donor or for a person of the donor’s choosing.

AUNE General Scholarship

Supports students with financial need who demonstrate the Antioch spirit of making a difference, whenever and wherever the world needs them.

Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship

Awarded annually to Dance Movement Therapy students with financial need and demonstrated academic/clinical ability.

Cap and Gown Book Scholarship

An ingenious student-initiated fund that supports single parent students by helping them purchase their course books. A large portion of the money raised for this scholarship is derived from donations given for the use of commencement attire.

Roger Peterson Distinguished Speaker Series Fund

Invites distinguished scholars and speakers in the field of clinical psychology to Antioch University New England to share their knowledge and expertise with students, alumni, and faculty in the doctoral psychology program. Donate Now.

The Seed Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

The Department of Environmental Studies is the home of the Center for Tropical Ecology Conservation (CTEC) which supports and promotes conservation, education, and research in tropical biology and sustainable use of tropical ecosystems. The Seed Scholarship in Tropical Conservation provides students with money for research and field work in tropical studies.

Donald D. Davis Scholarship for Social Responsibility

Established with a bequest from the Davis Estate, this scholarship is awarded to students with financial need who are involved in service to the local community.

Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability Scholarship

Supports Environmental Studies students with financial need who are enrolled in the Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability concentration.

Environmental Studies Ecology Fund

Supports Antioch University New England students doing internships in skunk ecology.

H. Meade Cadot ES Student Practicum Fund

Offers financial support to students in the Department of Environmental Studies participating in practica experiences with external organizations, especially those working with the Harris Center for Education Conservation in Hancock, NH.

John Knight Colloquium Fund

Established in memory of a counseling psychology faculty member, the funding in this account makes it possible to organize and present a colloquium that is free and open to the public. The subject of the colloquium provides insight and encourages community discourse on mental health issues.

Jonathan Daniels Scholarship for Diversity

Named for the Keene native who died working for Civil Rights in Alabama, this scholarship increases the diversity of our cultural, international, and socio-economic populations, and encourages service to underserved groups.

Life Begins at Forty Scholarship for Women

This scholarship applauds the spirit of women who choose to explore their educational opportunities and further build their professional careers at age forty or older.

Monadnock Ecological Research & Education Fund (MERE)

The MERE fund finances the study of the dynamic nature of Mount Monadnock’s ecological and cultural resources. Such data will inform scientists and resource managers of challenges facing the forests in this region and the entire Northeast.

Multicultural Center Disaster Shakti Fund

The Multicultural Center Disaster Shakti is part of the Department of Clinical Psychology. Disaster Shakti designs and implements social justice outreach to disaster-affected communities to release emotional steam, provide trauma education, and encourage hope. The fund supports doctoral students who volunteer their time to provide the outreach.

Norman Wilson Scholarship

This memorial scholarship recognizes Norman Wilson who is the former director of Antioch-Putney. This endowment promotes ethnic and racial diversity among our student population.

William R. Ginsberg and Thomas K. Wessels Environmental Studies Scholarship

A scholarship for Environmental Studies master’s students, this fund provides merit based awards to students entering their second year. Donate Now.

Whole Terrain Journal

Widely recognized for its forward-thinking contribution to nature literacy and environmental awareness, Whole Terrain Journal is a high-quality journal of professional reflection on important environmental issues. The Journal’s New Terrain Award supports outstanding undergraduate writers.

Wild Treasures: Sustainability Naturally

Wild Treasures is a real problem solving science that explores the many ways natural and human systems contribute to or compromise the quality of life for future generations. The middle school program motivates students to transform their school into a more socially and environmentally responsible environment. A partnership with DonationLine allows people to donate their used vehicles to Antioch University New England for cash to support this program.

Waldorf Scholarship

Supports students in the Waldorf Teacher Education Program.