I was just notified that I received a named endowment scholarship fund. Do I get additional money?
No. These scholarships are dollar-for-dollar replacements of the Haverford College Grant. Donors have given these funds to the College to support deserving students with outstanding academic, service and other achievements.
What is a named endowment scholarship?
A named endowment scholarship is established by a donor or donors and named in honor or memory of an individual or family. Funds are invested with the College's endowment and will be awarded in perpetuity, spending only the interest accrued in a given year--not the principal.
Why was I selected as a named endowment scholarship recipient?
You were selected as a recipient of your particular scholarship because you are receiving financial aid and have an impressive record of achievement in academics, service or other areas. You have also met the criteria set by the donor for your fund (i.e., major, geographic area, specific affiliations, etc.)
What is expected of me as a scholarship recipient?
Each year, we ask that our scholarship recipients connect with their donor and/or his/her family in some way. You may do so by completing our online questionnaire. Once completed, we will send your responses to your individual donor(s). We ask that you send them a thank you note telling them about yourself and expressing gratitude for their generosity. Additionally, we host an annual scholarship donor recognition luncheon, usually on the last Saturday afternoon in April in conjunction with the spring meeting of the Board of Managers and the Corporation of Haverford College. Scholarship recipients are invited to the lunch as well as alumni, parents and friends who have created scholarships. We expect that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, you will attend this event.
There may be additional opportunities for you to meet with those who have supported scholarship at Haverford including on-campus visits. Also, we may ask you for additional correspondence beyond the annual letter.
Can I put this on my resume?
Certainly! It is an honor to receive one of these scholarships.
If I have any questions, who should I contact?
Janet Heron, Director of Stewardship, manages the named endowment scholarship program. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-896-1423.