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Financial Aid and Professorships

Goal: $125 Million

Kenyon thrives on the lively and diverse minds that converge on our hill. We must keep pace with the growing financial need of today’s top students and support the gifted faculty who inspire them. A larger endowment will sustain the spirit of discourse that is central to a Kenyon education. We must make Kenyon affordable for promising students regardless of their financial circumstances.

Where Your Gift Will Make a Difference

With another $100 million in endowment for financial aid we can increase the number of low-income students on campus by 10 percent and double the proportion of our financial aid budget that is supported by endowment (from 12 to 25 percent) — putting our commitment to access and affordability on a sustainable path.

Included in this $125 million goal is support for:

Students
  • Financial aid for outstanding students
  • Student success and retention programs
  • Catalyst programs to expand diversity and foster inclusion
Faculty
  • Endowed professorships
  • Faculty development funds

Campaign Impact

Extending Our Path

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

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Financial Aid

Funding the Future

Barry F. Schwartz ’70 H’15 kicks off a $20 million effort to expand need-based financial aid.

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Financial Aid

KEEP Moves Forward

A decade of student success in the Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) has now garnered some philanthropic support.

Facts and Stats

Financial Aid and Endowed Professorships
$35m

Financial aid is the fastest growing item in Kenyon’s budget — it was $35 million in 2017-18.

20%

The percentage of U.S. students of color in each first year class at Kenyon has risen from eight percent in 2001 to 20 percent today.

KEEP, our flagship mentoring program for underrepresented students, has a 4-year graduation rate of 94%.

Twelve percent of the financial aid budget is supported by endowment.

Financial aid is the fastest growing item in Kenyon’s budget — it was $35 million in 2017-18.

The percentage of U.S. students of color in each first year class at Kenyon has risen from eight percent in 2001 to 20 percent today.

KEEP, our flagship mentoring program for underrepresented students, has a 4-year graduation rate of 94%.

Twelve percent of the financial aid budget is supported by endowment.

Why Endowment Matters

A Perpetual Promise

Endowed funds are a perpetual promise, passed from one generation to the next, funding financial aid, professorships and other designated initiatives.