Bellevue University Foundation

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
John Erickson, Vice President of Advancement
Primary Contact Name
John Erickson
Main Address

Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005
United States

What We Do

The Bellevue University Foundation advances the university’s non-profit mission to provide cost-effective, open access education through select undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Foundation is committed to connecting donors and enlightened constituents to aspects of the mission that they are passionate about and building innovative results-oriented partnerships that change students’ lives for the better. Specifically, the Foundation plays a critical role in connecting community members who seek to make an investment in supporting students through individual scholarships and grants, and through programs such as the university’s emergency grant program that helps students overcome unforeseen obstacles and the American Dream Scholarship program which provides financial support to those who have the motivation, desire and ability to complete a degree if given the opportunity. Many scholarship recipients are first-generation college students, returning older students, single parents and others faced with financial constraints.

Interesting Info
  • More than 60,000 individuals have graduated with degrees since Bellevue University’s founding in 1966.
  • 8% of students are military affiliated and 28% are first-generation students, who are the first in their families to attend college.
  • To ensure all students have a chance at the American Dream, we set an ambitious vision of becoming "The Premier Open Access University in the United States."
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