The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives aims to enhance cross-cultural opportunities for engagement through fellowship, programs, and services.
In honor of Elizabeth Sloan Ragland, the first woman to integrate campus housing at Samford, the Ragland Scholars program will cultivate academic and social support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entering Samford. Members of the four-year cohort will be awarded a competitive scholarship, experiential learning opportunities and peer-to-peer mentoring.
Davis Library - Social Justice Collection
Expand the library’s interdisciplinary collection of full-text eBooks; spanning topics related to social and environmental justice, antiracism, diversity, inclusion, and social welfare. The availability of these resources allows Davis Library to provide access to cutting-edge scholarship and research
The Diversity and Intercultural Excellence Fund remains the most immediate way to advance cross-cultural initiatives and celebrate diversity and inclusion across campus. Gifts to this fund support a broad range of programs, including career mentoring, cultural advocacy and social enterprise.
Forever Samford Scholarships
More than ever, need and merit-based scholarships remain vital for ensuring that a top-tier Christ-centered education is accessible to everyone. Generous scholarships enable us to open our doors to student leaders whose talents and achievements will have a wide influence.
Samford Parents Scholarship
Samford families harness their love for each through grassroots efforts to support students who are close to earning a degree but are facing withdrawal from Samford due to a family financial crisis.
Legacy League Scholarships
Legacy League scholarships help make it possible for students with significant financial need to experience the unique benefits of a Samford University education. Our scholarship recipients have faced monumental challenges, including homelessness, foster care, inner-city violence, the disability or death of a parent, having severely disabled siblings, single-parent families and the sacrifices of full-time ministry. While receiving transformational scholarship funds, our students also enjoy uplifting cards, home-cooked meals, exam treats and more through the dedicated ministry of Legacy League volunteers.
Samford Academic Programs and Excellence Funds
From travel abroad to local missions, contributions of every size combine to make an immediate impact for students. Supporting the areas of campus you love helps ensure that we have ample resources to support student success.