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, HON'14, Trustee Emeritus and founding member of the Men and Women of Pennsylvania, and features two of Penn’s remarkable scholarship recipients who share their personal stories.
Students listening to remarks at the Fall 2016 Scholarship Celebration.
Students and donors meet at the Fall 2016 Scholarship Celebration on Penn's campus.
Michael, C'19, Sisanmofe, C'19, Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, C'50, HON'99, Trustee Emeritus, PAR'90, Richard, C'18
William, ENG'19, Dr. Amy Gutmann, Baylee, NU'19
Sarah, C'19, Susan Insoft, W'86, Christopher, ENG'18
Eric Linn, W'92, and Arianna, W'19
Brian May, W'19, Nancy Udolf Schwartz, C'87, Dr. Amy Gutmann, Cheryl Peisach, W'87, PAR'15, PAR'17, Jaime Peisach, W'88, PAR'15, PAR'17
Rowaida, ENG’19, Howard Freedlander, C'67, PAR'02, Virginia, C’18
On a November evening on Penn’s campus, nearly 600 students, alumni, friends, University leadership, and parents gathered together in the John R. Rockwell Gymnasium for the largest Scholarship Celebration in the history of the University. What began as a small dinner 20…
“I did not expect this.” – a phrase that political science major Edgar, C’17, used during his remarks at Penn’s Fall 2016 Scholarship Celebration to emphasize the impact that his Penn education has had on his life and how it has expanded his horizons…
Growing up in a suburb of San Diego, Shabnam, W’17, C’17, calls her upbringing a “very standard one.” But being Iranian, a first-generation American, and a first-generation college student gave her a unique perspective on the world. Her parents experienced…