A Scholarship Match to Sustain Need-blind Admissions at Caltech

Caltech commencement, 2016

Magnify the Impact of Your Scholarship Gift

For Caltech to maintain the highest standards of academic rigor, we must give promising students from all backgrounds the opportunity and resources to thrive. Need-based scholarships foster intellectual excellence in education—benefiting the 52 percent of Caltech undergraduates who receive financial assistance.

To galvanize much-needed support for undergraduate students at Caltech, an anonymous alumnus has created a generous philanthropic match.

Your commitment of $75,000 will be matched with $50,000. This includes: 

  • $25,000 that, combined with your gift, will establish a permanent endowed $100,000 scholarship that will benefit undergraduates for generations to come, and
  • $25,000 to establish a current-use scholarship that can be awarded to a student today.

Match Fundamentals

  • New cash gifts made or pledged in writing after January 1, 2017, are eligible for the match.
  • Gifts can be payable over a period of up to five years.
  • Corporate matching funds may qualify for the match, to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Your Scholarships

  • You can name both your endowed scholarship and your current-use scholarship after yourself or another person of your choosing.
  • For your endowed scholarship, you may express a preference for supporting a student in a specific academic division or from a particular cultural or regional background, per Caltech’s approval.

Our Thanks

  • Caltech hosts an annual reception that brings scholarship donors together with the students who have benefited from their generosity.
  • Scholarship donors receive annual reports about their endowments and about scholarship recipients.

More Information

For more information about the match and how you can support undergraduates at Caltech, please contact Meredith Robbins, director of development, at (626) 395-6069 or mrobbins@caltech.edu.

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