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Undergraduate Financial Aid and Access
The Penn Fund is one of the University’s primary vehicles for raising support to address emerging campus priorities and deliver assistance where it is needed most—providing immediate and meaningful resources to all aspects of undergraduate student life and learning.
The Penn Fund—General Purpose benefits core priorities across the University especially pertaining to undergraduate financial aid, academic enhancement, and campus and student life.
In addition, you may also direct your philanthropy through The Penn Fund to some of our biggest partners across campus, who join us in supporting critical financial aid to ensure opportunity and access throughout undergraduate student life and learning at the University today.
The funds below represent some of those that may be of interest when considering how to make an impact.
The University Life Fund
The University Life Fund provides this important campus division with ample flexibility to address pressing needs, meet unexpected challenges, and pursue new initiatives that benefit Penn undergraduate students. University Life fosters memorable activities, leadership opportunities, and supportive communities that help current Quakers learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential.
The Access and Retention Fund
The Access and Retention Fund enables emergency and opportunity funding meant to cover one-time, unexpected expenses such as technology needs, clothing needs, minor medical expenses, or emergency travel. Opportunities that qualify for this type of funding should reinforce undergraduate students’ academic pursuits during their present degree programs, such as training, academic conferences, professional school entrance exams, or test prep.
Make it a red and blue dream come true.
Penn undergraduate students have the opportunity to make a real difference for those who follow in their footsteps or their fellow Quakers who attend the University today. Participation at any level will create a direct and immediate impact on campus.