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. Held each fall on the Penn campus and each spring in New York City, these events are headlined by President Amy Gutmann, George Weiss, W’65, Trustee Emeritus and founding member of the Men and Women of Pennsylvania, and two of Penn’s remarkable scholarship recipients who share their personal stories.
Bianca, NU’14, Clare, NU’17, Douglas Spiker, PAR’02, PAR’05, Lauren Spiker, PAR’02, PAR’05, and John, NU’16
Penn’s unprecedented commitment to increase access resulted in over 700 alumni, students, and friends rallying to Gotham Hall in New York City, for the Spring 2014 Scholarship Celebration. This event celebrates the dreams of the world’s brightest students and honors…
Some dreams unfold over time in linear fashion, while others seem to be intertwined with a person’s very existence – a circle of life. Bianca, NU’14, a senior in the School of Nursing says, “My calling to the nursing profession has been prevalent throughout…
When Tonjanika, W’14, was told as a young girl that she could change the world, and that she had the power to improve the lives of others, she admits she was scared. “I was just plain ol’ me,” she thought. “Who was I to change the world?”