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Stories of Impact

The people who make up our student body and ever-growing alumni base are the heart and soul of this University. Many members of the Penn family know from personal experience the transformative power of scholarships and the role that financial aid plays in creating a campus that thrives because of its diversity. Scholarship help to create infinite possibilities for students, and in turn they have an impact on the world. Here are some of the remarkable individuals who enrich our Penn community thanks to undergraduate financial aid.

Meet Our Scholars


Ryan, C'23

“This is an opportunity that would not have been possible if people didn’t care about students, and if they didn’t think about the importance of education for everyone.”
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Abdullah, ENG'23

“The generous financial support has enabled me to take intellectual risks at Penn, explore my interests, and pursue my educational dreams.”

Marissa, NU'23

“Without the Named Scholarship my donors established I would not have been able to afford my Penn education.”
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Bailey, C'23

“I’m a first-generation student and would not have thought to study Philosophy, Political Science, and Anthropology if I didn’t have Named Scholarships and Penn behind me.”
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Joey, W'23

“The classes at Penn are great, but the full Penn experience outside of the classroom is so much more important. Named Scholarships have given me the opportunity to dive into it and take everything in for my four years here.”
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Jayde, C'25

“Being a Named Scholarship student means I am able to focus on my education without worrying about being able to afford it.”
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Cynthia, ENG'24

“I get to be the first from my family and community to experience college, and thus serve as an inspiration to those who come after me.”

Meet Our Donors

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Vandit Shah

“Even when I was at Penn, and I wasn’t quite sure when I would be able to do it, I always knew one day I’d pay it forward and help someone else through a scholarship. And especially another international student.”

Victor A. Scotti, Jr.

“It’s up to us to create the world we want to see, and this is a meaningful avenue to fulfill that.”

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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