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Bequest Language

Bequest in a Will

A bequest provides a gift to Hiram that is executed through your Last Will and Testament. It is the simplest planned charitable gift you can make. A bequest can be made for any amount, or for virtually any purpose or program. Recent bequests to Hiram have established endowed scholarships, helped with building renovations, and supported the Hiram Fund.

Sample Bequest Language

Bequests can be specific or general. A specific bequest is one in which you give a specific amount, a specific percentage, or a specific asset to Hiram College.

I give and bequeath the sum of _______ ($______) to Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, to establish an endowed scholarship in my name to be awarded to students who major in history.


I give and devise the interest I may own at my death in the real property located at 1234 Garfield Avenue, Hiram, Ohio to Hiram College. It is my desire that the College sell such property and add the proceeds to the General Scholarship Endowment Fund.


I give all shares of General Electric stock, including all dividends whether declared before or after my death, to Hiram College to be used for such purposes as the governing board shall determine.

A general, or residuary bequest is not limited to a specific asset or amount.

I give the residue of my estate to Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, to be used for general operating expenses.