ATTRACTING AND RETAINING INTELLECTUALLY-CURIOUS
HIGH-PERFORMING STUDENTS

I’m the grateful recipient of the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund Endowed Presidential Scholarship, without which I couldn’t have attended Sarah Lawrence—nor combined my two passions: theatre and math. With the aid I received, tuition was comparable to the other colleges I was considering. Looking beyond my own needs, I feel that the more aid we can offer, the more we’ll be able to attract students from a wider range of backgrounds and cultures—students who might not think we’re an option, students with different goals and dreams.”

Corrine Yap '16

Corrine Yap concentrates in mathematics and theatre. A true Sarah Lawrence student, she does not confine herself to these fields, identifying “Mythology in Literature” with her don, Bill Shullenberger (literature), as her most memorable course. For Corrine, Sarah Lawrence means embracing the drive, desire, and passion to push herself far beyond where she imagined she could go.

TARGETED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS $54 MILLION

TARGETED GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS $6 MILLION

Students who will most benefit from a Sarah Lawrence education are smart, creative, and intellectually adventurous. They challenge one another and their teachers, cross disciplines in unexpected ways, make our campus richer for their presence, and grow into graduates who will make our world a better and more interesting place.

And while many who would like to attend Sarah Lawrence share these attributes, they do not all come from homes with the necessary financial resources.

If we’re to enroll and support these students—applicants who are in demand by other great liberal arts colleges, many of which have greater resources—we must substantially increase the financial aid we offer, especially grants, to better meet the full financial needs of our admitted students.

Through The Campaign for Sarah Lawrence, we will build on the success of our Presidential Scholars and Dean’s Scholars programs by increasing our endowment to support more students who otherwise could not afford to attend—or remain at—Sarah Lawrence.

Our goal is to raise $60 million to endow these new scholarships. This is the single highest priority for the Campaign. Contact the Office of Advancement to get involved.