The Braves Scholarship Society is composed of Bradley University alumni and friends of the school’s intercollegiate athletic program. Each year it takes nearly $2.5 million to fully fund Bradley's athletic grants-in-aid needs and the University relies heavily on the generous donations of the Braves Scholarship Society members to help meet this need. One of the most important benefits of becoming a Braves Scholarship Society donor is the satisfaction of knowing that your support is helping to make the Bradley athletic program one of the nation's best.

The Braves Scholarship Society is one of the most rewarding ways to become involved in Bradley Athletics. Individuals can truly experience membership in the Braves Athletics family by sponsoring a BU student-athlete and following their progress throughout their careers as Bradley Braves.

Braves Scholarship Society sponsorship funds may be directed to any of Bradley's 15 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic programs. Based on specific athletic interests, and with the guidance of the head coaches, donors are paired with student-athletes to ensure a great match.

Members determine their own level of involvement in the program. Some sponsors take the opportunity to get to know the student-athlete they sponsor (within NCAA rules), while others simply find satisfaction in the knowledge they are supporting a student-athlete from their specific part of the country or who is studying a particular curriculum.

Regardless of the program sponsors select, Full Tuition Scholarship Donors in the Braves Scholarship Society receive the same benefits:

·  A student-athlete recipient

·  Top priority for season and individual game ticket requests (home and away)

·  Reserved parking privileges

·  Student-Athlete/Scholarship Donor functions and other special invitations

·  Braves Club membership benefits at the highest level.

In order to become a member of the Braves Scholarship Society, a minimum gift of $20,000 per year is required, plus seating benefit contribution requirements, for at least three years.

Gifts are accepted from individuals and businesses and can be anonymous or in memory/tribute of another individual if desired.

For more information on the Braves Scholarship Society, or to become involved in the program, contact Rick Gaa, Director of Athletic Development, at 309/677-3946 or by e-mail at