In an era when the price of a private, liberal arts education is out of reach for many, especially in the middle class, we are committed to ensuring that all students have affordable access to this transformative experience through an exciting new financial aid scholarship opportunity.
We seek to provide more competitive financial aid and improve career-building opportunities to create a diverse community of academic excellence that will prepare our students for success. New philanthropic dollars will help Sewanee sustain the Sewanee Pledge: unless the student’s financial circumstances change substantially, the amount of tuition paid when he or she enters will be the amount paid at graduation.
When you fund a Cornerstone Scholarship at $5,000 per year, we make it possible for you to have interactions with the student you are supporting through the Fairbanks Luncheon and personal correspondence. When you make a four-year commitment, you can follow your student for four years, seeing how they embrace the opportunities and transformative experiences a place like Sewanee can provide. If you prefer to make a gift to benefit the School of Theology, the commitment is three years, to match the matriculation term of a seminarian. If you can only make a commitment for one year, you will still learn about a particular student, though you will not enjoy learning their full Sewanee story. When you make a four-year commitment of $40,000 ($10,000 per fiscal year) you will will be able to add preferences such as regional origin or academic interests.
The rising cost of higher education makes garnering philanthropic support for financial aid critical to the University’s competitive success.
Your dollars for financial aid in turn strengthen Sewanee in every way through the work of our excellent family, coaches, and staff.
You already know you want to establish a Cornerstone Scholarship. Use our giving site to set up your gift. If you would like to talk Cornerstone with us without commitment right now, contact us to request information.