Where To Give

Giving Priorities
Indian River State College is committed to providing the best educational foundation for students as they prepare for their life experiences beyond graduation.

For that reason, IRSC must continuously raise private funds to:
  • Expand and improve academic programs
  • Increase the number of student scholarships and faculty chairs
  • Add critical facilities and equipment
Each priority is essential for the success of IRSC. An investment in IRSC is an investment in higher education – the foundation for the nation’s political and economic success. Communities that support higher education flourish, and every dollar that you invest in IRSC is a dollar invested in our community.

Scholarship Support
41% of students planning to attend IRSC need financial support to meet their educational goals. The IRSC Foundation works closely with IRSC’s Financial Aid Office to divide available support among needy students. You can help by establishing a scholarship or supporting an existing scholarship.

Educational Facilities
IRSC facilities are designed to be quality learning environments for students and members of the community and are recognized as exemplary educational centers throughout the state. Ranked #1 in the nation for the use of educational technology among colleges of its size, IRSC is proud of its state-of-the-art classroom equipment. Private support enhances state funding and ensures IRSC students are well prepared for the future.
Faculty/ Instructional Support
To maintain IRSC’s reputation for academic excellence, the IRSC Foundation provides instructional support to faculty in many ways. In critical areas of need, Foundation support provides funding for professor salaries. For example, through a private gift to the IRSC Foundation, salaries for critically-needed nursing instructors are provided. In addition, the IRSC Foundation provides endowed teaching chairs, classroom equipment, and professional development opportunities to faculty.

Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program
Economically disadvantaged young people face many obstacles as they move through middle and high school. Many do not foresee a future that includes college. The Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program provides the financial and emotional resources needed by these students in order to graduate from college. Program recipients are selected in middle school and monitored throughout high school to ensure they will be prepared for college. Mentors and program staff provide encouragement and resources, with the promise of a four-year tuition scholarship for those who remain in school and out of trouble. You can provide a four-year college scholarship to a deserving student for as little as $8,000 through this innovative program.

Lifelong Learning
The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at IRSC is redefining life after 50 for a dynamic group of active adults returning to the IRSC college classroom. A year-round calendar of affordable and accessible non-college credit programs, special events, social programs, field trips, and even travel abroad demonstrate the incredible educational resource that is IRSC. Private support is needed to maintain the Fielden Institute’s presence throughout the four counties where program offerings are held.

Community Programs
The IRSC Foundation offers numerous programs of interest to the community. Through the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Program, America’s free enterprise system is celebrated. In addition, the IRSC Foundation sponsors many fine arts and educational programs, including the popular Fine Arts Series and Distinguished Lecture Series. Private support makes it possible for these programs to continue.