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Endowing Our Future

Endowed Student Scholarships

Endowment Supports The Cultivation of Academic Talent

To attract promising academic talent, we must stay competitive with our financial aid.  We remain committed to providing access to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status. They might be first-generation students or a part of a family legacy. They may hail from the North Country or Northern California, from Kenya or Kyoto.

Regardless of background, we know that Every Laurentian arrives in Canton with different needs. Our values and our traditions—combined with our financial assistance—make it possible for new generations of students to engage with the St. Lawrence experience.

  • $100,000

    $100,000 minimum to establish an endowed scholarship

  • $50 Million

    $50 million goal for endowed scholarships during the Campaign

Featured Laurentian Story

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Endowing Our Future

Laurentians Create Meaningful Legacies Through Scholarships

Actor, author, humanitarian, and philanthropist Kirk Douglas ’39 attended St. Lawrence during the time of the Great Depression and during a time when Jewish people were widely persecuted. His own experiences made him mindful of students who face significant struggles, and his Laurentian spirit of philanthropy inspired him to give back.

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Campaign News

  • Students work in Sullivan Student Center

    Freedom to Excel

    How the Julie Black Hitch ’88 and Jordan Hitch endowed scholarship made room for Samantha DelMartino ’21 to thrive.

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  • Gretchen Scott St. Lawrence Design

    Fashion-Forward Philanthropy

    How Gretchen Scott ’72 is generating scholarship funds through her St. Lawrence–inspired activewear collection

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  • Kenneth Okoth '01

    Scholarship Fund Created to Remember The Honorable Kenneth Okoth ’01

    An anonymous donor has established The Honorable Kenneth Okoth ’01 Endowed Scholarship to honor the legacy of a dear friend and a great Laurentian.

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