Make History — Give Today

The history of the University of the Incarnate Word is a history of service and access.

We open doors to a transformational education and service opportunities that change lives.

Your gift ensures those doors will remain open for all, regardless of a person’s income and social standing.


Why Your Gift Matters

Your gift allows us to invest in people — and that human capital in turn helps the community.

Real needs:

  • 89% of first-generation students nationally leave college within six years without a degree.

Your Annual Scholarship Fund gift helps students rise.

  • The gap in life expectancy between rich and poor neighborhoods in Bexar County is a staggering 20 years. (Source: 2016 Bexar County Community Health Needs Assessment)

Your Annual Fund gift trains future doctors, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists and physical therapists

  • A child raised in lower 1/5 of family incomes in Bexar County has only a 6.4% chance of reaching the top 1/5 of family incomes (Source: SACADA 2017 Regional Needs Assessment) 

Your Endowed Scholarship gift ensures access and financial aid for future generations.


Please help.

We rely on the generosity and vision of donors, foundations, corporate partners and others to sustain and extend our mission.

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Did You Know?

For the many UIW students who are first-generation college attendees, scholarship gifts are life changing.

Over 79% of UIW's students receive needs-based grants, scholarships and aid, but still have a gap to cover the full cost of attendance.

  • Our enrollment reflects the racial, ethnic and economic diversity of South Texas.
  • A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.
  • More than 60% of UIW students represent racial or ethnic minority groups.
  • UIW ranks No. 1 among all U.S. faith-based universities in conferring bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics (Hispanic Outlook: Higher Education Magazine).

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