Ways to Give

Giving to Winthrop is quick and easy. Below are integration-related scholarship funds to which you may donate. Or, you can search for additional giving opportunities. 

  • Roddey, Johnson, Gladden, Meriwether Endowed Scholarship: This endowed scholarship fund was established by donors in honor of the 50th anniversary of integration at Winthrop. Its name honors the four pioneering African-American women who first integrated Winthrop: graduate student Cynthia Plair Roddey, the first African-American student to register and begin classes; Delores Hurt Johnson and Arnetta Gladden, the first two of three African-American undergraduate applicants admitted to enroll for classes; and Sue Frances Meriwether Steed, the first African-American student to receive a degree from Winthrop. The fund provides scholarships to Winthrop students who have financial need; are South Carolina residents; exhibit academic achievement and leadership on or beyond campus; and are of sophomore, junior, or senior standing, or enrolled in graduate level coursework. First preference will be given to minority students. 
  • Ebonites Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1975 by Winthrop alumni for the purpose of providing scholarships for minority students. Scholarship funds will be awarded to the freshman, sophomore, or junior member of the Association of Ebonites who has the highest cumulative GPA and is an active, participating member.
  • Adolphus Belk Jr. African American Studies Program Fund: The Adolphus Belk Jr. African American Studies Program supports the activities and curriculum of the African American Studies Program, including the Dorothy Perry Thompson Colloquium on The African American Experience.
  • Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the members of the Black Alumni Council (BAC) at Winthrop University. The purpose of the fund is to provide annual scholarships to Winthrop students who have at least a 3.0 GPA; financial need; are at least sophomore standing; have not attended Winthrop full time for more than four years consecutively prior to receiving the scholarship; and have a demonstrated commitment to leadership and service. First preference is given to African-American students who meet the above criteria. 
  • Dr. Cynthia P. Roddey Annual Scholarship Fund: This fund was established by the Xi Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and shall provide support to a student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, who demonstrates financial need and has participated in public service and campus involvement; recipients shall be selected under the auspices of the Division of Student Life and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office.

How to Give


Our online giving page allows giving to Winthrop in a safe and secure environment with easy-to-follow steps either with a credit card, debit card, or checking account information to make a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or pay an existing pledge. You also may use our interactive giving form (pdf - 115 KB) to make your contribution.

For more information, call 800/801-1083 or contact us at giving@winthrop.edu.

By Phone

Call University Advancement at 803/323-2275 or 800/801-1083 and please have your credit or debit card information readily available.

By Mail

Please make checks payable to "Winthrop University Foundation." In the check memo line, please indicate where you would like your gift designated.

Mail your check to:

Winthrop University Foundation
2020 Alumni Drive
Stewart House
Rock Hill, SC 29733