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Support for Students

Transform Student Support at Yale

Each year, talented and committed people come to Yale to prepare for lives of leadership and service. They make discoveries, create knowledge, and ignite their imaginations with possibilities for the future and the problems they will solve. They learn to cultivate excellence and answer the call of a waiting world.

You can be the key that unlocks opportunity for these remarkable students. With a gift to support students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or Yale’s professional schools, you enable these future leaders to receive a world-class education within our vibrant and diverse community.

“Today, we make Yale even more accessible. We underscore our commitment to educating the most promising students, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, who will make great contributions to our nation and to the world.”

President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.

Two students sitting at a table on Yale's campus

Yale College students hail from all fifty states and every corner of the globe, eager to stretch and shape their intellects and spirits during their college years. Generous financial aid means they come from every background: fifty-three percent of students here receive need-based assistance, with an average yearly scholarship exceeding $55,000. Each year we update and expand financial aid to ensure that every student can participate fully in the opportunities Yale has to offer.

With a gift to support Yale College students, you become the key to a transformative Yale experience. Your gift can help every admitted undergraduate enroll, flourish, and graduate with little or no debt. The lessons they learn—and the people they become—have the power to change the world. Read more about opening doors for Yale College students.

Graduate student working in laboratory

Students at Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are engines of discovery. They shape ideas and push the boundaries of traditional scholarship into exciting new areas. They design and conduct experiments and uncover new knowledge. They share their findings to benefit the wider world. 

With a gift to support graduate fellowships at Yale, you can unlock the potential of our students, advance Yale scholarship and research, and throw open the doors to a better future. Read more about driving discovery at the Graduate School.

Professor teaching in a socially distanced classroom

Students in Yale’s professional schools prepare for careers in all levels of industry, nonprofits, ministry, government, and the arts. Since Yale’s founding, its mission has been to prepare dedicated individuals for service to society. Our professional students embody this work every day.

With a gift to support students in Yale’s professional schools, you help students prepare for their vocations as they learn from each other and Yale’s world-class faculty. You can be the key that opens doors for these students to build productive lives and drive progress in every field. Read more about creating opportunity in the Professional Schools.

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