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Wittenberg University Bequests

The following illustrations will assist you should you choose to include Wittenberg University in your will. Please consult your attorney for exact wording which will meet your needs and requirements.

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Board of Directors of Wittenberg College, operating Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio, for the support of Wittenberg University, % of my estate, or $ , or (description of property), located at (exact location) "

Residue
A residuary bequest gives whatever is left after all debts; expenses and all other specific bequests have been granted

"All the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, I give, devise, and bequeath to the Board of Directors of Wittenberg College, operating Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio, for the support of Wittenberg University."

Unrestricted Bequests
Bequests whose uses are left to Wittenberg's discretion are greatly appreciated since it is difficult to forecast what the future needs of the College may be. If you are interested in leaving an unrestricted gift please include the following language in your will:

"…to be used in such manner as the Board of Trustees may direct"

Unrestricted For The General Endowed Scholarship Fund
"to the Board of Directors of Wittenberg College, operating Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio, for the support of Wittenberg University _______ to constitute an endowment fund which shall continue to be known as the General Endowed Scholarship Fund, such fund is to be kept invested by the University and the annual income determined by the then-current spending rule adopted by the Wittenberg University Board of Directors used to provide scholarships for students with financial need.

Restricted Bequests
Some donors prefer to direct their bequest to a specific purpose, such as an endowed scholarship. If you wish to create a restricted bequest for a department or other specific use, please consult with Wittenberg in advance to assure that the purposes and wording will accomplish the desired result.

Restricted for Named Endowed Scholarship Fund
"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Board of Directors of Wittenberg College, operating Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio, for the support of Wittenberg University _______ to constitute an endowed fund to be named The ___________ Endowed Scholarship.

Such fund is to be kept invested by the College and the annual income determined by the then-current spending rule adopted by the Wittenberg University Board of Directors used to provide scholarships for students with financial need.


It is possible to set the criteria for the scholarships based on area of academic study, religious background, or region of origin. However, regardless of the specific criteria, all endowed scholarships are used to assist students who have financial need.

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