CIU Fund

What is the CIU Fund?

The CIU Fund is comprised of annual gifts from CIU’s loyal alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff. These gifts provide student aid, faculty salaries and the ability to undertake critical new initiatives while maintaining a distinctive CIU education.

Why Give?

Your gifts make a difference every day in the life of a CIU student! Annual gifts to the CIU Fund are critical to an exceptional CIU experience. Tuition is the main source of revenue but it only covers about 60% of what it actually costs to provide a CIU education and the CIU Fund bridges the 40% gap.

How can I give?

CIU makes it easy!


USPS: CIU Development Office, Box 3122, Columbia, SC 29230

Call: 803-807-5006 credit card & stock gifts

Why is monthly giving important?

Monthly gifts offer a unique opportunity for you to partner with CIU and allow CIU to plan strategically for the future which is vital for CIU’s financial stability. Online recurring giving provides you with a convenient way to be a part of CIU’s mission steadily throughout the year.

The difference you make:

Impact StoryDavid and Michelle Mallard remember the day their son received a phone call from the Columbia International University Financial Aid Office informing him that a significant institutional scholarship was available to help pay for Daniel’s education.

“Daniel put his head down on a desk in our sitting room and tears filled his eyes,” said Michelle. “He was overwhelmed that God would be so good to provide that for him.”

As part of the very first soccer team ever fielded by Columbia International University, Daniel would go down in the record books as the first CIU athlete to score a goal. Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in Teacher Education in 2016, and is currently at CIU working on a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

Meanwhile, David and Michelle’s daughter Esther was the recipient of the 2015 CIU McQuilkin Event where dozens of eligible high school seniors compete for a full-tuition scholarship.

“It’s neat to know that the school would want someone like Esther,” David said. “Esther is very much a behind-the-scenes leader. Her faith is deep. She is very mature for her age. Yet she does not promote herself.”

David Mallard adds, “We couldn’t have done it without these scholarships.”

Their thanks goes out to every CIU scholarship donor. Michelle said. “It made the difference in (our children’s) ability to attend CIU.”

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