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Since 1927, gifts to The Penn Fund—from undergraduate alumni and parents like you—have made a profound and immediate impact on all aspects of student life and learning at the University by providing grant-based financial aid packages to undergraduates, supporting enhancements to academic programs and campus technology, and fostering community through student clubs and organizations. This longstanding tradition of loyal generosity allows donors to support the University’s greatest needs and highest priorities through the general fund, long-term scholarship support, and special reunion class projects.

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Jhorcy Hughes

Every day, Penn is expanding my interests and confidence in my abilities academically and socially.”

Jhorcy Hughes C’22

Jhorcy Hughes C’22

Up until the moment she stepped foot on Penn’s campus for the Office of Admission’s Quaker Days, Jhorcy had a hard time imagining a comfortable place away from home. Growing up in Bolivia, she knew she wanted to attend college in the United States – and, through her experience then, found that she and Penn were the perfect match.

Since arriving at the University, she has felt rewarded through coursework that challenges her opinions, discipline, and knowledge while being surrounded by inspiring classmates and faculty. Her experience is further strengthened by the family-like environment she has encountered as part of Christian Union Martus, a campus leadership development program. As a student of the Fine Arts, Jhorcy aspires to combine art, ministry, and social work in order to better serve people within her community.

Jhorcy credits her ability to attend the University to the generous undergraduate financial aid package she received. In her words, “Without it, I would have never been able to pursue any kind of career in art nor grow as much personally as I have at Penn.”

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Favorite Penn Class
Eye, Mind, and Image taught by Gary Hatfield, Adam Seybert Professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, and Michael Leja, James and Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of the History of Art
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Favorite Place to Eat Near Campus
Greek Lady at 40th and Locust Street
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Favorite Penn Memory
Meeting my best friend at a math diagnostic test that we both ended up not doing so well on
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