Bulldog Club

Champions Begin with Scholarships

We Love our Sports

Each year approximately 500 student-athletes compete in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics at Gardner-Webb University. There is significant need on our campus, as most of our varsity teams do not yet have funds to award their full complement of scholarships. Our competitors do not rest, and the time is now for GWU to raise the bar and make sure our student-athletes have the support they need.

The mission of the Gardner-Webb University Bulldog Club is to provide funding and scholarship support for the University’s 22 NCAA Division I Intercollegiate sports.

In addition to the Bulldog Club, the My Team program serves an important role in supporting the Gardner-Webb athletic program.

Joining the Bulldog Club is Easy!

The Bulldog Club is your pathway to support scholarships and to win championships.

All Runnin’ Bulldog fans and athletics supporters are invited to join!

Your generosity will empower hundreds of Gardner-Webb student-athletes to achieve their academic, athletic and spiritual goals. Championships begin with scholarships, and through your Bulldog Club Membership student-athletes are transformed into champions, on and off the field.

“Wishful thinking won’t win those championships…membership and investment in the Bulldog Club will. For GWU to compete at the highest level across all of our NCAA Division I sports, we must elevate our expectations and increase our investments in student-athletes. That task begins today, and it begins with you.” Read more…

Dr. William Downs, President

General Membership

As a Bulldog Club Member, you’ll be eligible for exclusive benefits like pre-game hospitality meal access, season ticket packages, GWU apparel, priority seating, reserved parking, regular newsletters and a discount from the GWU Campus Shop.

Bulldog Club memberships are active from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

Lifetime Membership

A Bulldog Club Lifetime Member Endowed Scholarship Fund is a named scholarship established to provide financial assistance to full-time Gardner-Webb University student-athletes. The scholarship expresses the commitment of the donor to support students who wish to pursue higher education and Division I athletics but require financial assistance to do so. A Bulldog Club Lifetime Member Endowed Scholarship will be considered endowed at $25,000. At that point, the fund will begin providing a financial award to a deserving student-athlete.

My Team Program

Have a favorite GWU team? Support it through the My Team program. Your gift will be designated to your team of choice, enhancing that program’s potential for athletic and academic excellence.


NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Sports


Student Athletes

player in NCAA Basketball game
Women's Track and Field relay runner
Men's Soccer Player

Support Your Dawgs

New Era! New Commitment!

Scholarships recruit champions. Scholarships retain champions. Scholarships build winning programs. It's time to deliver on elevated expectations.

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Student athletes on full athletic scholarships


Student athletes receiving partial athletic scholarships


Student athletes without athletic scholarship

Bulldog Club Annual Event

Bulldog Bash

Every year, the Bulldog Club and Gardner-Webb University Athletics sponsor an student-athlete fundraiser in the form of an online auction. The 2021 Bulldog Bash student-athlete fundraiser drew the support of 200 bidders through email and social media channels. They bid on more than 300 items, from sports equipment and memorabilia to travel packages and GWU game day experiences. The three day auction raised $30,000 to support teams across the University.

Plans are coming together for next year’s Bulldog Bash so stay tuned for more information.

Contact Us

For more information on the Bulldog Club or My Team, and to apply for membership contact us at (704) 406-4630 or [email protected].

Membership forms may be mailed to the following address:

Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7311
Boiling Springs, NC 28017