Unrestricted Gifts support IAU's operating budget. Donors include current and past parents, alumni, trustees, faculty and friends of IAU who wish to make a one-time or an annual gift helping to fund IAU’s financial priorities.
8, rue Littera testifies to IAU’s decision to reinforce its roots in Aix-en-Provence by adding state-of-the art facilities for international teaching and learning in a unique setting.
Donor Brick in Manning Hall
For a donation of $1,000, a commemorative brick allows alumni, friends, and family members to create a permanent dedication to IAU College. Each brick is engraved with the donor’s name (and class year for IAU alumni). The bricks are installed in the wall of the courtyard at Manning Hall.
The Herbert Maza Full Year Scholarship Fund
A scholarship in honor of Dr. Herbert Maza, co-founder and first
President of the Institute, provides scholarship support specifically to full
The Amos Booth French Honors Program Scholarship
A scholarship fund in honor of Amos Booth, esteemed teacher, director
and second President of IAU. This fund provides scholarship support to
students enrolled in the French Honors Program.
John Rewald Art & Art History Scholarship
IAU offers an endowed scholarship in honor of Mr. John Rewald, art historian and colleague of Leo Marchutz- namesake of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts. Through the collaborative study of artist Paul Cezanne’s work in Aix and the surrounding region, Rewald and Marchutz sought to deepen understanding of Cezanne’s impact on the art world and preserve his memory in the city of Aix. This scholarship is awarded to students of art and art history who demonstrate consistent and profound study in the disciplines of art and art history.
The Stone and Holt Weeks Field Study Scholarship
In memory of Stone and Holt Weeks, two inspirational, service-oriented young men and sons of Artist-in-Residence and longtime friends of the school, Jan Taylor Weeks and her
husband, Linton Weeks. Donations to this fund provide financial assistance to spring semester students participating in the Marchutz School Venice painting excursion.
The family has created the Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation to promote the continuation of the work and the spirit of service to others
and the community, as exemplified by the lives of Stone and Holt Weeks.
The Yamina Boudellal Student Travel Grant
In honor of Yamina Boudellal, for her forty-six years of untiring and devoted service to the students of the Institute for American Universities. Each semester/term, IAU will provide travel grants to students with financial need.
IAU’s Endowment is fundamental to the Institute ability to plan for the long-term and to manage the ups and downs of the economy. The fund provides for a permanent source of income to support the Institute's academic programs and provides for future growth while fulfilling IAU’s need for a predictable income stream.
The Allison Benson Memorial Fund
Donations to this fund will go to the Allison Benson Memorial Scholarship for future Kansas State University students studying abroad with IAU. IAU was struck by tragedy on February 7, 2020 when Allison Benson, a student from Kansas State University, died unexpectedly while studying in Aix-en-Provence, France. Allison had been a member of the IAU community from a young age, as her aunt Kirsten Kircher was a student with IAU in the mid-1980’s. Allison had long nourished the dream of studying with IAU, and had set a goal of becoming a French teacher. Allison’s generosity of spirit, coupled with her delight in discovering France and its culture, won her many friends during her short time in Aix-en-Provence. IAU extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Allison Benson for their tragic loss. This scholarship in Allison's name will go to deserving students who carry on the legacy of Allison's bright spirit and luminosity.
Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship
Funds from this scholarship will be used to attract outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in international education including LGBTQIA+, first-generation college students, those identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, national origin, or ancestry, students from low-income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Learn about the matching gift campaign here.
Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will serve to support U.S. community college students wishing to study abroad during their community college career through the Institute for American Universities (IAU) or complete their four-year bachelor’s degrees abroad through The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM). Established in 2021 in memory of Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet by his daughters, Mary Amelia Sample and Amanda Claire Stuber, this scholarship furthers their father’s mission to provide a global, diverse, and inclusive education to community college students.