Build the Pride: Scholarships & Financial Aid
The opportunity they deserve. The responsibility we share.
- Our mission is vital, but it doesn't come cheap. In 2020 alone, financial aid and scholarship commitments to our students came to $73 million—an enormous investment for Widener, especially in light of our relatively small endowment of $95 million.
- Our work would not be possible without you. 95% of our students receive some sort of financial aid—most of which comes directly from Widener. The $1.25 million we receive from donors each year is the equivalent of $25 million in endowment.
- We have all seen how important this funding can be. The Covid-19 pandemic has put incredible financial stresses on many families that are least able to bear them. Scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of student aid give Widener the flexibility to support students for whom this aid is the difference between earning their degrees and not being able to.
- Every dollar given makes a difference. By providing funding for our students, you increase our ability to recruit talented and capable men and women to Widener, helping us to reduce their cost of attendance - and so reducing the cost that students have to bear.
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How Scholarships Make a Difference
As a high school senior in Northeast Philadelphia, Michael Fehrle '22 knew about Widener University. It was one of several schools on his list as he considered his options for college. But once he...
Motivated by the financial, academic, and emotional support he received as a Widener student, Patton Vo ’15 is spearheading scholarship initiatives and continuing to leave his mark on his alma mater.
Trustee Domenic Colasante '10 says Widener's financial support during his time of need changed the course of his life. Now, he wants to help students facing similar financial challenges.