Vision for the Future

We believe that a college education is not just for the wealthy or for those who demonstrate past academic success. Rather, we believe that education and training for any one of us benefits all of us. Those who can benefit and who are willing to put forth the effort are welcomed and encouraged. However, far too many students simply do not have the financial resources to take advantage of these opportunities. One solution for these students is for Snead State to significantly increase its Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Endowment Fund

Simply put, an endowed scholarship fund provides a mechanism whereby your gift is secured in perpetuity and only a portion of the earnings from the gift are awarded each year in the form of scholarships. The fund is managed so that a portion of the annual earnings – say 25% – is always added to the principle, and in this way the principle continuously grows. The need for the endowed scholarship funds is more important than ever before. The Snead State Community College Foundation has two types of endowed scholarship funds that are available to you.

One, for a contribution of $25,000 or more, the donor can have a restricted and named scholarship fund. With a restricted and named scholarship endowment, the donor provides the guidelines for how the College is to award the scholarship. Two, donations less than $25,000 will be secured in an unrestricted endowed scholarship fund for the College to use at its discretion. Both funds are opportunities for you to enrich a student’s life with the gift of a quality education.

Modernization of the Bevill Center


Built in 1992, the Bevill Center serves the local community and the college Fine Arts Department in a variety of ways including theatrical performances, musical performances, etc. The current facility is in need of a complete modernization to assure ADA compliance and safety of students and visitors. An enhanced facility will open the door for new and exciting opportunities for our students while providing a quality facility for our College and community.

The proposed modernization of the Bevill Center will include:
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • Two-story entry gallery
  • Expanded stage
  • Black Box theatre
This facility is the single largest public auditorium in Marshall County and is used by multiple community and city/county groups.

If you are interested in learning more about Our Vision for the Future or in contributing to the Legacy Campaign, please contact Kelli Conley with the Snead State Foundation at (256) 840-4101 or kconley@snead.edu.