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 $1.25M we receive from donors each year is the equivalent of a $25M endowment distribution.
- This year, the need is even more urgent. The pandemic has created economic insecurity for our students, damaging the job market and increasing their debt. The stakes are higher than ever before. Please give what you can so they can keep rising.
Make a Gift to Support Student Scholarships
Make an Impact Through Endowed Scholarships
Open up a world of possibilities for a student in a particular field of study or from a specific geographic area. Gifts of $50,000 and greater can permanently endow a scholarship to support a student in need.
Support a legacy of exceptional leadership and service by giving to the Clarence R. Moll, Robert Bruce, or James T. Harris III Presidential Endowed Scholarship.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 499-4670 set up your endowment.
How Scholarships Make a Difference
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.
COVID has temporarily prevented freshman international student Thanos Tziatzioulis from coming to campus. But the Greek native and recipient of the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship has been warmly welcomed into the Widener community.
Where can you use Nobel Prize-winning “genetic scissors” to research the impact of heat stress on commercial chickens or fat formation in fruit flies and humans? In Widener’s undergraduate biology and biochemistry labs.