Scholarships & Fellowships
Year after year, the world’s best students are drawn to Yale to participate in cutting-edge discovery and to prepare for leadership roles addressing the most complex challenges of our time. Now, more than ever, the world needs these types of leaders—people who are open to fresh ideas, able to solve critical problems, and dedicated to service.
You hold the key to a more promising future—for them and for us.
Be the Key
Be the Key
Rising to the Challenge
Alumni, parents, and friends have been adding gifts to the endowment since the Rev. George Berkeley established Yale’s first scholarship and fellowship funds in 1733. Even with this resource, needs remains. In 2023, Yale spent nearly $593.7 million on financial aid—nearly double the funds available from the endowment payout. The balance is drawn from operating funds, which might otherwise be used for teaching, research, equipment, and libraries.
Better Access, Brighter Future
We aspire to do more for our students and, ultimately, for society. We can dramatically expand the endowment for undergraduate financial aid, reimagine funding for our graduate students, and reduce borrowing in the professional schools. Together, these investments will transform the way we support today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.
Your generosity will make a powerful difference—for students and for the world they will serve.
Why I Give
Qian Wan ’06 PhD
To help the next generation
“Being an international student was difficult, but Yale provided so much support. It allowed me to pursue my passion for scientific research, and I want to help the next generation advance new discoveries and pursue their dreams.”
Charlene Ramos ’13
To pay it forward
“When I give to Yale, I know that I’m not just funding a student, I’m funding what that student represents. I was really humbled that Yale chose to invest in me, so now that I'm in a place where I can give back, I knew I wanted to pay it forward.”
Aakeem Andrada ’18
To expand access
“I know I wouldn’t be in the career I’m in today and in this position give back if not for Yale. I hope my giving can help other students access those advantages of a Yale education, regardless of where they come from.”
Open Doors for Yale Students
With your gift, you can be they key that opens doors for students. Annual, capital, and planned gifts count toward our $1.2 billion financial aid goal, and contributions count toward reunion class gifts and the For Humanity campaign.