This collection of stories shows how alumni, parents, and friends makes a meaningful difference by giving through The Stanford Fund, which supports financial aid, academic innovations, and a wide array of student programs and organizations.
Helping Underrepresented Students Excel in STEM
New matching program magnifies reunion gift to provide multiple scholarships
Donor generosity enables Leland Scholars Program expansion
Gifts, including $1 million in alumni and parent support through The Stanford Fund, will support expansion to 90 incoming students and a hybrid offering
An academic and creative journey, with help from scholarship donors
Scholarship support gave John Okhiulu, ’21, the chance develop his own creative voice. Now he wants to help youth from marginalized communities thrive.
Financial aid puts a dream within reach
Jemima Oso, ’16, thought of Stanford as her “super-reach” school, financially and academically. With scholarship support, her dream became a reality, and now she’s paying it forward.
Financial aid meant he could pursue his passions
Donor support made it possible for Sam Duke, ’20, to study what he is passionate about—and graduate debt free.
FLI students find community at Stanford
Undergrad students experiencing temporary financial challenges find support and community through the Opportunity Fund.
A community for first-gen students, with donor support
Like many first-gen and/or low income (FLI) students at Stanford, Sheck Mulbah, ’20, found community and support through the FLI Office.
Connecting middle schoolers with Stanford student mentors
With support from The Stanford Fund donors, undergraduate women at Stanford are playing a special mentorship role for local school girls.
Dancing for children’s health
Stanford students use dance to raise funds for children fighting cancer and blood diseases.
Improving how Stanford teaches chemistry
Reconstructed chemistry classes offer a better experience for students with support from donations through The Stanford Fund.
Freedom from debt
Financial aid—including scholarship support from The Stanford Fund—enabled Darius White, ’11, MA ’12, to graduate from Stanford without student loans.
Sharing a passion for learning
Stanford students help to close the opportunity gap by tutoring low-income students.