$5.7 Million Gift Supports Scholarships

An anonymous donor has committed to providing $1.9 million a year for the next three years in support of the successful James E. Scripps Scholars Program.

“Without question, this is the single largest gift in support of scholarship in the College’s history,” said Interim President Fritz Weis.

The gift will fully fund the JES program from restricted sources for the next three years during challenging economic times and will free up unrestricted funds for use in support of other financial aid programs and priority needs of the College.

While the College continues to seek restricted gifts for those scholarship and financial aid programs that rely on the unrestricted funds of the College, this strategic gift ensures that the College will be able to continue to meet the demonstrated financial need of all students in the face of these uncertain years ahead.