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Establishing a Stanford Fund Scholarship

Your generous gift will open doors of opportunity to exceptional students from all backgrounds.

Six female students chat on campus

Stanford Fund scholarships help ensure the university is able to practice need-blind admission, selecting U.S. undergraduates based solely on their talents and not on their ability to pay. The extraordinary commitment of Stanford alumni, parents, and friends makes it possible for Stanford to provide scholarships—not loans—to every U.S. undergraduate with demonstrated financial need.

Your gift of $25,000 or more per year establishes a Stanford Fund scholarship. Scholarship funding provides a personal connection to students and a fulfilling way to give back. Donors who establish Stanford Fund scholarships receive annual reports with information about their student recipients, and students are encouraged to write to scholarship donors. Many scholarship recipients and donors find tremendous inspiration in connecting with each other.

From a supporter

We’ve gotten letters every year from student recipients who represent unbelievable talent. You meet them, and you get rejuvenated because you realize your money is going toward somebody who is going to try pretty hard to achieve something unique in life.

Jerry Yang, ’90, MS ’90,
Chair, Stanford University Board of Trustees
Stanford scholarship donor and past financial aid recipient

Stanford trustee Jerry Yang

From a student

Growing up as a first-generation, low-income student, attending Stanford was never a dream I thought I would be able to achieve. Having the support of a Stanford Fund Scholarship, however, has allowed me to think about the ways in which I can contribute to my community—I am personally interested in political participation and representation of marginalized individuals. As I encounter new opportunities and people at Stanford, I remain grateful for the generosity that has allowed me to become an integral member of the community on campus. My time at Stanford has been a dream made possible.

Yesenia Garcia, ’24