Wednesday, June 12, 2024
HomeStudentsNorthwestern University Receives $3.9M Gift for Low Income Students

Northwestern University Receives $3.9M Gift for Low Income Students

-

Northwestern University has received $3.9 million in gifts to provide extra support to low-income and first-generation students.

The university’s Division of Student Affairs received a $2.4 million gift from Gita Blumentals Budd and J. Mark Budd, and a $1.5 million gift from Steven A. and Tracy Tappan Cahillane to provide programming and financial assistance to students in need.

The gifts will provide stipends to students who pursue unpaid summer internships.

“Through their generous philanthropy, the Budd and Cahillane families are lighting the path for our low-income and first-generation undergraduate students, whose limited financial resources might otherwise prevent them from experiencing all Northwestern has to offer,” said Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for Student Affairs

Out of the total donated amount, $2.7 million will be spent on Student Enrichment Services that offers unique programming and provides qualified students with various supports thus making education affordable and accessible. The remaining $1.2 million will be used to provide stipends under the Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP).

“Gifts to Student Enrichment Services help students be students first,” said Kourtney Cockrell, director of Student Enrichment Services.

“With this support, students now and for generations to come will be able to engage in the full Northwestern experience alongside their friends and classmates without worrying about the financial tradeoffs,” she added.

 

New Jersey’s Low Income Students to Get Free Education

You Might Also Like

Latest Posts

How to Choose a Career: 10 Practical Tips You Should Know

Figuring out how to choose a career after college starts with introspection, exposure, and experience.

13 Soothing Self-Care Hacks Against College Stress

Every student needs a much-needed break to keep going without burnout. These fun self-care activities can help manage college stress and protect mental health.

The Ultimate Guide to On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Housing

Your choice of campus housing significantly affects your daily life and well-being, as both on-campus and off-campus options offer unique benefits. 🧘