Extend Our Path

Foster an academically excellent, inclusive intellectual community.
Explore This Initiative

Financial Aid and Professorships

Goal: $205 Million

We want every student who would excel at Kenyon to have a chance to come here, regardless of need. Growing our endowment is central to this goal. With a larger endowment we can make Kenyon affordable for promising students regardless of their financial circumstances while increasing diversity and access.

We must also continue to attract gifted faculty to the Hill to help create the close connections that draw and inspire students. 

Where Your Gift Will Make a Difference

Each year we turn away many qualified students simply because we cannot meet their financial need. Others simply do not apply because they fear they could not afford Kenyon. Growing the size of our endowment for scholarships will help address both of these challenges and so much more.

Included in this $205 million goal is support for:

  • The student experience
  • Financial aid for outstanding students
  • Student success and retention programs
  • Catalyst programs to expand diversity and foster inclusion
  • Faculty recruitment and retention
  • Endowed professorships
  • Faculty development funds
Endowing Scholarships and Aid

Investing in Kenyon Students

The President’s Fund, William E. Lowry Jr. Endowed Scholarship, Kenyon Women’s Endowed Scholarship and Pope Memorial Scholarship are just four endowed funds available to join to strengthen Kenyon for generations to come — or create your own.

Campaign Impact

Extending Our Path

Discover how your gifts support our students and the gifted faculty who inspire them.


Announcing the Lowry Center

Created to honor longtime Kenyon trustee William E. Lowry Jr. ’56 H’99, along with renaming Kenyon’s athletic facility in his honor, this endowed scholarship seeks to bring more underrepresented students to Kenyon.


Kenyon women drive creation of new women’s scholarships

Following celebration of 50 years of women at Kenyon, new Women & Philanthropy initiative keeps the focus on the role of women at Kenyon.