Financial Aid

What is The Penn Fund?

Emily Kernan, executive director of The Penn Fund, discusses the mission of The Penn Fund and why donating is such a personally meaningful experience for many alumni.

Brandon Baker

Safe haven

Senior Brendan Taliaferro receives the President’s Engagement Prize for a project to provide housing and support for homeless LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia.

Louisa Shepard

A celebration as thank-you note

The Fall Scholarship Celebration brings together donors to undergraduate financial aid with their scholarship recipients every year to build connections with the students that their philanthropy supports.

Tina Rodia

College opportunity at risk: A Penn GSE report on 50 states

A new report by Professor Joni Finney finds the U.S. is “woefully unprepared” to meet 21st-century workforce challenges, and all states must make significant changes in their approach higher education. The College Opportunity Risk Assessment is the first state-by-state analytic tool to compare the risks to higher education.

Penn Today Staff

Picturing first generation

First-generation, low-income students take a moment to pose for the camera and share a few words about what their Ivy experience means to them, and the Penn community.

Jill DiSanto

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In the News

The Washington Post

Bloomberg gift to Hopkins to help middle-income families as well as the poor

Vice President of Finance and Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt spoke about Penn’s endowment for undergraduate financial aid and its support for low-income students.