Making Next-Gen Thinking Possible: Scholarships


There’s something both tangible and intangible about helping eager students afford a Dickinson education. The monetary value is apparent in dollars and cents; on the other side of those numbers lies an experience that might feel like living out a lifelong dream. Dickinson awards more than $60 million per year in scholarships and financial aid, and your gifts make the dream possible for the next generation of Dickinsonians.

“My Dickinson experience would not have been possible for me without scholarship support. I wasn’t certain that I would be able to return to Dickinson, so I am very thankful for the opportunity to explore the subjects, places and activities I love at a place as special as Dickinson.”

- Celia F. White ’21


With your loyal support for scholarships and financial aid, students were able to follow their passions across a wide spectrum in 2015-16, including:

  • exploring complex aspects of Latino immigration and creating interactive online tools to illustrate circumstances that lead to immigration
  • initializing a program through which Dining Services donates its surplus food to the Salvation Army
  • traveling to places like Costa Rica to study volcanoes and plate tectonics 
  • exploring a network of issues while presenting at the annual Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (ROWGS) Student Symposium
  • and undertaking a flurry of spring break service trips in such places as Detroit, New Orleans and Americus, Georgia.

“I remember the day I was admitted to Dickinson and the disbelief and joy I felt knowing that I would spend the next four years at the place I already felt was home. I am so privileged to be part of this vibrant, inclusive, intellectual community; I love every minute of it and wouldn’t trade my Dickinson experience for anything in the world. Thank you sincerely for your generosity. I’m trying my very best to honor your gift of scholarship by taking every opportunity to learn and grow here at Dickinson.”  —Amelia Deering ’21

How You Can Help Dickinson Students

Your scholarship gift open doors for deserving students who could not otherwise afford the opportunities of Dickinson’s distinctive, residential liberal-arts education. By providing this access, you are changing lives and shaping future leaders here on campus and beyond.

There are several ways you can provide scholarship support for Dickinson students:

Learn more about the impact of scholarship gifts.