Scholarship celebration in New York City

For Donors

Our donors are the heart and soul of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program, touching generations of deserving students with their generosity.

A simple thank you seems inadequate—because donors’ endowed gifts are the foundation of Penn’s Named Scholarship Program. These individuals and organizations recognize the value—to scholarship recipients, their families, our University, and the world at large—of making a Penn education accessible and affordable to the most talented students. We could not be more grateful for this support, which upholds the very mission of our University and ensures that it will thrive in perpetuity.

Penn scholars enjoying the celebration

Scholarship Celebrations

Penn’s Scholarship Celebrations provide an opportunity for Penn’s generous donors to undergraduate scholarships to meet and build connections with the extraordinary students that their philanthropy supports. 

Mark First with students Fjora and Ryan

Undergraduate Financial Aid Leadership Council

With undergraduate financial aid ranking as one of Penn’s highest priorities, the Undergraduate Financial Aid Leadership Council (UFLC) plays a pivotal role in the Named Scholarship Program.

Dave Joseph sitting at Wharton School of Business

Dave, W’20

“A Named Scholarship made it possible for me to be the first in my family to go to college, study with world-class professors, and be part of the amazing Penn community.”

Make a lasting impact on a student’s life.

By endowing a scholarship, you can support future generations of Penn students who, if given the opportunity, can change the world.

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