Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships help Colgate to enroll remarkably talented and diverse classes, regardless of students’ financial need. Our generous donors should be proud of the role they play in expanding access to the many opportunities and benefits a Colgate education provides.

Karl Clauss ’90 Vice President for Advancement

Financial Aid in Numbers

percent of admitted students’ demonstrated need met
endowed scholarships created by alumni and friends
percent of financial aid budget funded by endowed scholarships

Donor Info

When you invest in an endowed scholarship, you are putting a Colgate education within reach for the best and brightest students, regardless of socioeconomic background.

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Recipient Info

Each year Colgate University awards endowed scholarships to selected students as part of their financial aid packages. These scholarships recognize your hard work and achievements as a Colgate student and represent a point of pride and celebration.

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Endowed Scholarships in Action

My scholarship made my entire Colgate experience possible. I conducted physics and astronomy research with Professor Cosmin Ilie, I was a member of the Colgate Chamber Players, I traveled to numerous conferences, I was on the executive board for Phi Eta Sigma, and I took courses that prepared me for my future as an astrophysicist. I graduated debt-free and am beyond grateful to the scholarship donors for their financial support.

Jillian Paulin ’23 Astronomy-Physics Major, Current Graduate Student at the University of Pennsylvania

I would not have been able to attend Colgate if it were not for my scholarship. I am grateful for the connections and friendships that I made with my peers. I'm most proud of my academic accomplishments, which led to my current fellowship in Mongolia, teaching English at the Mongolian University of Life Science.

Rachel Ewanyk ’23 Neuroscience Major