Impact of Giving

Impact of Giving

Your gift to Xavier is an investment that we cherish deeply. As good stewards, we are charged with demonstrating the positive results achieved through your generosity. The following are some of the outstanding returns you have made possible:

Xavier was recently ranked as the nation’s #2 HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) by College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, in its newly released publication, Best HBCUs for 2018.

XULA ranks #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school.

#1 in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to African American students in the biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics.

U.S. News “Best Colleges” Guide 2018 rates Xavier as the #1 “best value” among southern regional colleges and universities.

#3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines.

Xavier is among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees.

A New York Times Op Ed piece, “America’s Great Working Class Colleges”, ranked Xavier No. 6 in the nation for upward social mobility and student transformation.

For six consecutive years, The Fiske Guide to Colleges has selected Xavier as a “best buy” for academics and affordability. Xavier is the only school in Louisiana and the only HBCU to receive this recognition.


Student Impact

Kai ‘23

It is my mission to graduate from Xavier in 2023 and go on to medical school.  My career goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon with an emphasis on sports medicine. I promise you I will do everything in my power to execute my goals and make you proud.  You have made my life so promising and lightened my financial burden.

Biology/PreMed Major

Linden Root Dickinson Scholarship

Timothy ‘25

It is a blessing and great honor that I was chosen to be a recipient of this scholarship. Your investment in me encourages me to persevere through my studies in these next two years to eventually go to Pharmacy School and receive my Pharm. D. 

Chemistry/ Pre-Pharmacy Major

Coca Cola Black Male Initiative Scholarship 

Emmanuel ‘22

Thank you so much for this blessing. I cannot express to you how much of an impact you are having on my life. The Public Health Pre-Med program here at Xavier is intense and requires hours of practice and study. Your contribution allows me to focus more on academics than my finances so that I can continue to excel and graduate from Xavier. 

Public Health Sciences Major

Dr. Gene and Tay D’Amour Scholarship

Sydney ‘21

Your contribution has put me at ease. I am now more financially secure and can focus on my academics and securing needed opportunities to help enhance my application for medical school. Your support is invaluable and I cannot thank you enough.

Biology Major

JW Carmichael Scholarship

Ayanna ‘23

I cannot thank the Xavier Birmingham Alumni Chapter enough for blessing me with the Birmingham Chapter Alumni Scholarship. I am grateful that you amazing group of people have decided to invest in my future and education. Appreciation is an understatement for how strongly I feel about receiving this honor.

Biology Pre-Med Major

Birmingham Chapter Alumni Scholarship


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