Undergraduate Named Scholarships at the University of Pennsylvania

Making History: The Campaign for Penn

Giving Opportunities

PENN REMAINS COMMITTED TO MEETING the increasing needs of talented students, for whom an Ivy-League education would not be possible without scholarship aid. Matching funds promote more giving opportunities and expand the impact of our donors who share in this commitment. We invite you to join us in supporting future generations of first-rate students who if given the opportunity, can change the world.  

Men and Women of Pennsylvania 
$2 Million

Creates a Men and Women of Pennsylvania Scholarship or challenge fund.

Your gift of $1.5 million may be matched with up to $500,000 in challenge funds.

$1 Million

Creates a scholarship supporting one high-need student each year in perpetuity.

Your gift of $850,000 may be matched with up to $150,000 in challenge funds.

$500,000

Creates a scholarship meeting the average grant need of one student each year in perpetuity.

Your gift of $400,000 may be matched with up to $100,000 in challenge funds.

$300,000

Creates a scholarship providing more than half of the average grant need of one student each year in perpetuity.

Your gift of $250,000 may be matched with up to $50,000 in challenge funds.

$150,000

Creates a scholarship supporting one student each year in perpetuity.

Your gift of $125,000 may be matched with up to $25,000 in challenge funds.

Young Alumni Scholarship 
$75,000

 

The Young Alumni Scholarship is available up to 10 years after graduation.

Your gift of $75,000 may be matched with up to $75,000 in challenge funds to create a scholarship supporting one student each year in perpetuity.

Challenge Funds

Our ability to leverage matching dollars that increase the power of endowed scholarships is made possible by the generous support of challenge fund donors. The impact of these gifts has been a hallmark of the undergraduate financial aid program and a significant factor in the unprecedented campaign success funding this core priority. A gift of $500,000 can create a challenge fund that will encourage up to 20 other donors to make a scholarship gift. Challenge fund donors are recognized in the same manner as endowed funds and donors are assigned up to four students each year in perpetuity.

About Donating
  • Gifts may be made in cash, as well as in other forms such as securities, real estate, and personal property. Click here.
  • Pledges may be paid over five years.
  • Future commitments in the form of planned gifts, annuities, bequests, trusts, and retirement plans can also be made. To learn more visit www.giving.upenn.edu/giftplanning.
  • Scholarship gifts are tax-deductible for U.S. and Canadian taxpayers. Additionally, taxpayers in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and some other European countries may be able to make tax-efficient (or “tax-advantaged”) scholarship gifts.  Please visit www.givingy.upenn.edu/igifts for more information about these options.  

For questions please contact:
Maryann O’Leary Salas
Director of Development for Undergraduate Financial Aid
215-898-4551
maryanno@upenn.edu