The success of the educational program depends on our ability to attract and support talented students from a diversity of backgrounds, not just those who can afford to pay the full cost. Named Endowed Funds for Financial Aid are a top priority.
We seek thoughtful and generous donors who wish to invest in learning by establishing at least forty new scholarships and other named endowed funds for financial aid at a funding level of $50,000 or more per fund.
Some examples of these funds are:
James Baldwin Scholars Endowment:
Established in honor of former Five College faculty member James Baldwin to support the James Baldwin Scholars Program, which provides a transitional year for economically disadvantaged students who show promise and ambition but who are not yet academically prepared to enter college.
Undocumented Student Scholarship Fund:
A new scholarship and endowment at Hampshire College will provide funding for undocumented students accepted into the school. The endowment was created to provide upwards of $25,000 in financial aid per year to assist students with undocumented immigrant citizenship status who have been accepted into Hampshire. These are students who were brought to this country as babies or young children and attended U.S. schools, but, because they were not born here, do not have official citizenship status.
Community Scholars Fund for Education:
The Community Scholars Fund for Educational Opportunity provides grants for tuition, room, and board at Hampshire College to promising students with the greatest financial need. Priority is given to highly motivated students for whom the opportunity of a Hampshire College education has the greatest potential to be life-transforming because of circumstances of poverty, community deprivation, family hardship, or other significant challenges.