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Financial Aid Holds Firm

The Stanford Challenge sustained a historic commitment to financial aid. Although the Great Depression had put his father out of work for seven years, David Kennedy, '63, became the first in his family to go to college. A scholarship brought him to Stanford, where he later became a beloved professor of history and won the Pulitzer Prize for his account of Depression-era America. Today, even in a challenging economy, half of all Stanford undergrads receive need-based scholarships.

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