Frequently Asked Questions


What is the HPU Fund?

The HPU Fund is made up of thousands of supportive students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends dedicated to enhancing each student’s educational experience.  These gifts support student financial assistance, technology and laboratory equipment within our classrooms, course development, summer internships, and so much more.

Can I designate my HPU Gift?

YES!!  High Point University allows all HPU Fund gifts to be designated to an area of your choice.  These five areas directly impact our students and their experience at the University.  You may allocate your unrestricted gift towards one of the following areas:
  • HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education which impacts: 
-Greatest Need
-Scholarship Support

  • David R. Hayworth College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Art & Design
  • Earl N. Phillips School of Business
  • Nido  R. Qubein School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • Earl Congdon School of Health Sciences
  • Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy
  • Other
How do I make a matching gift?

Double or triple your gift to High Point University and make your gift go even further.  Many companies will even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees.  To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please ask the Human Resource Department.  If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it to HPU completed and signed with your gift.    

Why does HPU need to raise more money?

High Point University continues to benefit from the generosity of alumni, parents and friends.  While the biggest portion of the University’s budget comes from tuition, donations supply the transformational dollars that make us distinct. The University strives to provide every student with an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.  The institution cannot do it alone.  We must provide our students every opportunity – studying aboard in China to live and learn a new culture, musical performances in world renown music halls,  and provide access to the best technology and learning environments available.

Why is donor participation important?

Individuals make gifts in different sizes from $5 to $500,000.  Your participation is the main priority.  These gifts together will build a strong foundation of support and will make an even larger impact.  We take pride in being able to report to other foundations and corporations that a large portion of the University’s giving percentage comes from those closest to us. Your participation at any level is critical. 

What does not qualify as an HPU Fund gift?
  • Gifts to restricted funds, such as an endowed scholarship.
  • Panther Club membership.
What is the deadline for making a contribution?

Each year's HPU Fund campaign ends on May 31.