Increasing scholarship support for our undergraduate and graduate students is critical to the University’s mission and ongoing success. Philanthropy funds more than 1,100 scholarships at the University, and 87 percent of our College undergraduates receive some kind of financial aid. Still, only 4.6 percent of our financial aid comes from the University’s endowment.
While we continue to increase financial aid allocations at a rate that exceeds tuition increases, many exceptional students will choose to attend other universities if they receive better financial aid packages. If we do not strengthen our endowment, our commitment to student access, excellence, and choice will be challenged.
Meet Ian Manzi ’18, a data science major and scholarship recipient from Kigali, Rwanda. Ian used a $10,000 grant he and Derrick Nurekezi ’19 received from Davis Projects for Peace to support and run a peace camp in Rwanda, uniting 32 student leaders from his home country. The program now boasts more than 200 participants. At Rochester, students like Ian and Derrick are committed to making an impact on a global scale.
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