/ Development and Alumni Engagement

Generations of Hope

You can make an impact today that will carry on forever, ensuring that the Hope experience will endure for future generations.

At Hope, we believe that every student who qualifies for admission should have access to a Hope education — regardless of their ability to pay. If we meet this goal, Hope will remove cost as a barrier to a college education and compete with other top institutions in our ability to attract and recruit talented, capable and deserving students for generations to come.

We want to meet the unmet financial need of every student

89% of first-year students applied for need-based financial aid in 2017–2018. The average unmet need at Hope last year was $7,882. And because we are unable to increase aid after a student's second year, most students' unmet need will grow as costs increase in subsequent years.

Scholarships matter, now and for the future

We want Hope graduates to focus their life's calling on today's most important issues, not just on a path influenced by economics alone. Endowed scholarships provide permanent annual support for generations of Hope students.

Meet some of the students who benefit from scholarships 

You can direct your gift and hear firsthand the impact it has made

With the gift of an endowed scholarship, you can:

  • Name your scholarship with your family name or in honor or memory of a loved one
  • Direct an awarding preference (for example, you could provide a scholarship for first generation students)
  • Meet and correspond with your scholarship recipient

Are you ready to make a difference?

Choose from the following endowed named scholarship options:

  • Outright gift
  • Estate plan
  • Pledged gift

Learn more about endowed named scholarships 

If establishing a named scholarship is not possible, you can still support student scholarships with a gift to the Hope Fund.