Unlock the Door to Opportunity
A gift to Yale College lays the foundation for a great education—and a better world. Promising students from every background come here for an undergraduate experience like no other. The university is dedicated to supporting them as they study, learn, and lay the foundations for their lives. Generous donors are the key. From the curriculum to campus, and from financial aid to programs that sustain mental health and wellness, your gifts unlock the promise of a Yale College education and set our students on the path to leadership.
Support our Students
In 1964, Yale College was first to offer need-blind admissions for its undergraduates and to meet their full demonstrated financial need. For Humanity affirms this promise for a college that is radically different: today, we are coeducational, international, and increasingly diverse. And the needs of the student body—which includes a growing number of first generation, low-income (FGLI) students—extend beyond the basics of tuition, room, and board. That's why we have launched initiatives like Safety Net, First-Year Scholars at Yale, and the Summer Experience Award. Giving for scholarships and FGLI programs helps to keep a Yale College education accessible and affordable.
Yale College students receiving need-based financial aid
Help Students Flourish
A Yale College education stands on an excellent faculty, superb curriculum, robust extracurricular programs, and a distinctive campus. Every year, Yale invests even more in the undergraduate experience—and your giving plays an essential part. You can help fund a distinguished, capable, and diverse faculty. You can accelerate new course development, bring technology to classrooms, and expand the use of object-study rooms. Outside the classroom, your generosity sustains a range of meaningful experiences, from athletics to the arts and from entrepreneurship to community service. And your support of the campus means all this learning unfolds in an inspiring and state-of-the-art setting.
Impact: Yale College
December 7, 2022
Honoring Marvin Chun’s Storied Deanship
Alumni, parents, and friends pay tribute to former Yale College Dean Marvin Chun.
June 20, 2022
Changing Lives: Three Decades of the Fannie Rothbard Scholarship
Bobbi Mark ’76 created the Fannie Rothbard Scholarship to honor her grandmother and support women in Yale College. She will supplement it with a bequest.
May 11, 2022
Sharing a Love of Music: Elisabeth Moore SY ’23
Elisabeth Moore mentors New Haven Public School students, sharing more than just her passion for singing.