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Students and The Stanford Fund

If you’re a Stanford student, chances are The Stanford Fund has contributed to your experience—whether through financial aid, student life, or academics. It plays a major role in the Stanford experience—from providing financial aid to supporting memorable events like MAUS and BlackFest.

You can help ensure those same experiences are here for the next generation of undergrads, too.

Stanford seniors

Ways to get involved


Find out how to volunteer

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with The Stanford Fund throughout their undergrad years. 

Get involved

Bring us your ideas

Do you have an idea that brings your class or campus community together? Tell us about it—we’d love to help in any way we can.

Contact Brian Roth, at

Seniors for The Stanford Fund

Every year, the graduating class comes together to create and execute a fundraising campaign to both commemorate their time at Stanford and to give directly to areas of need, like financial aid. Making a gift isn't the only way to give back, but it's a powerful way to support the departments, programs, and people you care about.

Support what matters to you

financial aid

Education through scholarships, not loans

Half of all undergrads receive need-based financial aid directly from the university—and 84 percent graduate with zero student loan debt.

the opportunity fund

A helping hand

Quick support for students facing sudden financial hardship, such as travel costs related to a death or illness, or those needing extra academic, social, or career support (like attending conferences or prepping for grad school exams).

Student life

Self-expression, change, leadership

Supports student-run events (like MAUS, FMOTQ, and BlackFest) and more than 120 student-run groups (including arts, sports, public service, and social justice organizations) that enrich campus life.

academic innovation

Innovative curriculum

Funds go across all schools, wherever needed, to advance curriculum and expand learning—from studio arts, science labs, and field research, to programs for veterans, low-income, or first-generation students.

mental health resources

Help for challenging times

For students facing difficulties in their personal or academic life, campus resources like CAPs are there to help. Your support helps provides expanded appointment capacity, virtual and telephone visits, crisis support, care management, workshops, and referral assistance to remote students during the pandemic.

Why now?

This year, more students and their families are experiencing economic hardship due to the global pandemic, and the need for financial aid is growing. Gifts through The Stanford Fund can be used immediately to address urgent needs that aren’t covered by other sources of funding.

You make a difference

Stanford became home the moment I arrived on move-in day. I’m involved with The Stanford Fund because I want future students to have the same experience that I’ve been afforded. Stanford has shaped me into the person that I am today.

Grace Connor, ’21

Meet the team

Brian Roth, Senior Associate Director, Student and Young Alumni Development

Brian Roth

Sr. Associate Director, Student & Young Alumni Development

I can help you … think through how to maximize the impact of your giving to Stanford, or with questions, feedback and ideas to make your interaction with The Stanford Fund better!

Mariam Alamshahi

Mariam Alamshahi

Partnership Program Coordinator, Office of Development

I can help you … with any questions you have about stewardship, how many hours you have, how many you need, and what you can do to get them all done on time (and without stress).

Biby Chacon

Biby Chacon

Development Coordinator, The Stanford Fund

I can help you … with questions on how to make a gift to Stanford, your giving history, communication preferences with TSF, or finding the right contacts for outreach around campus.