Endowing scholarship funds will address unmet financial needs of students, providing competitive and appropriate packages to deserving, talented students.
To recruit and admit a diverse community of exceptional students, Santa Clara must compete with other top universities that can often provide greater financial aid— even full financial aid. This means that many of the most talented students choose other universities offering more financial aid. Closing this gap is a pivotal challenge for Santa Clara—and a pivotal opportunity to increase access, diversity, and affordability, advancing our quest for greatness.By funding an endowed scholarship, donors anticipate the value of a college education to future students and bring us one step closer to meeting every student’s full financial need. To establish an endowed scholarship strengthens the University’s position and reputation as we endeavor to expand access and compete for the best and brightest— students in whom, time and again, the distinctive Jesuit education we offer has inspired a boundless desire to learn and to serve.
Current use scholarship gifts of any size will support Santa Clara University students today. Endowed scholarships may be established with a commitment of $100,000 or more.