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In the Spring of 2009 the President of Mansfield University announced her focus on 5 major initiatives over the next several years. To learn more about each, please click on the name. Provided below are brief descriptions. If you would like to support any of the initiatives below, please contact our offices.

International Walkway

Colleges and universities are in a unique position to foster understanding, tolerance and informed dialogue regarding globalization. Indeed, the 21st century geo-political environment and global economy require a new paradigm for colleges and universities. The model for today’s universities must be one that educates students to be competent in their discipline while successfully preparing them to participate as world citizens. With this is mind, Mansfield University is preparing to construct an international flag walkway to serve as a visible reminder of our commitment to global awareness. The flags on this walkway will represent the international diversity of our campus community and extended family of alumni and friends. read more. To support Mansfield's International Walkway see ways to give.

Student Retention Scholarship Endowment

Mansfield University is seeking financial support to establish a new Student Retention Endowment and build existing scholarship endowments to financially assist returning students, and particularly sophomores, in meeting their educational needs. We are committed to doing all in our power to meet the needs of these returning students. To do so entails a variety of solutions, including keeping costs to a minimum, ensuring a bright and caring faculty and staff and promoting opportunities for students to continue their education here. Foremost among the solutions, however, is the increased availability of financial aid. The scholarship funds you provide will benefit these returning students, giving them the opportunity they so earnestly seek: to gain a university education at this outstanding academic institution. Read More. To support the retention of students at MU see ways to give.

Athletic Scholarships

Mansfield University is seeking financial support to build a General Athletic Scholarship Endowment and existing scholarship funds to financially assist student athletes. Because a university education has become almost a requisite in obtaining a livable income, we must do all we can to put this vital foundation within the reach of the student athletes who have the drive and commitment to seek it. MU simply does not have sufficient funding to grant merit or need-based educational awards to all student athletes who are deserving of them. Our alumni and friends have been building our scholarship endowments for just a few short decades. We need to be able to provide this greater level of support for our student athletes at MU, but we still have a long way to go before our endowments will generate enough money annually to meet this challenge. Private support, from donors like yourself, is essential to building scholarships for athletes. Read More. To support Athletic Scholarships see ways to give.


Exemplifying the values found in the University’s creed — character, scholarship, culture, and service, Mansfield’s music program has a strong foundation and tradition of talent, distinction and excellence. Over the past few decades, our program has recruited and produced some of the best musicians in the region and state — the list of accomplished music alumni is long.The All-Steinway School program requires
participating schools to be equipped with Steinway or Steinway-made pianos exclusively and to commit to a high level of care for each piano. The idea is to offer students and faculty the best instruments in the world. The entire All-Steinway Initiative is expected to cost more than $1 million – a million for the instrument purchases and for an endowment to provide for long-term continuous care, maintenance and eventual replacement. Read More. To support Mansfield as we become an All-Steinway school see ways to give.

Learn about the 88 Keys to our Grand Introduction. This is a great way to sponsor a piece of the pianos as they fill our campus with beautiful sound. Visit our Music Department to learn more about the accomplishments of our talented students.

Endowed Chair in Leadership

Mansfield University is seeking private philanthropic support to establish an Endowed Chair in Leadership. This Chair will provide for a guest faculty member each fall semester at Mansfield University. The faculty will teach undergraduate and graduate classes, give guest lectures and mentor students. Recruitment of these true leaders is critical for several reasons. Read more. To support Mansfield's Leadership program through the Endowed Chair in Leadership see ways to give.

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