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Affording Opportunity

As a top-ranked university in the U.S. with a 325-year legacy of achievement and excellence, it isn’t surprising that William & Mary attracts some of the most academically-gifted students around the globe. However, financial need prevents too many of these highly able students from accepting admission. Through the university’s Affording Opportunity scholarships effort, William & Mary is positioned to raise more funds than ever before so that every admitted student can have the opportunity to attend and reach his or her full potential without financial burden.

Scholarships are powerful; they change lives for the better. And they directly affect the caliber of William & Mary’s student body, the quality of the academic experience and the prestige of the university. Every exceptional student admitted to William & Mary should have the opportunity to attend and to reach his or her full potential without financial burden. As part of our Affording Opportunity scholarships effort, William & Mary aims to raise $225 million for undergraduate scholarships support to ensure that the nation’s most able students can benefit from the extraordinary and distinct education we provide.

Undergraduate Scholarships - $225 million
Global Scholarships - $15 million
Athletics Scholarships - $50 million
Graduate and Professional Scholarships - $60 million

Scholarships Impact Fund

Annual Report

Yaw Ofori-Addae ’21Yaw Ofori-Addae ’21 is cognizant of all that was required to get him to William & Mary, from his family’s move from Ghana and his father’s work ethic to his own personal sacrifices. He probably will not see his mother again until he graduates. Most of all, he is grateful for the scholarships that are funding his tuition. Yaw did not have to choose education over his family’s well being.

In 2017, more than $1 million was raised through the Scholarships Impact Fund, benefiting 55 undergraduate students at William & Mary. Read more about Yaw's story and learn about the powerful impact of helping exceptional students afford opportunity in the 2018 Scholarships Impact Fund report.

Scholarships Impact Report

Affording Opportunity 2018 Thank You

To make a difference in the lives of students immediately,
please donate to the Scholarships Impact Fund today.

For more information about creating a named scholarship, see the Scholarships Naming Opportunities or contact the Office of Scholarships & Special Projects.

For further information about these and other opportunities to support scholarships, please contact:

  •  Suzie Armstrong '93 ,  Senior Director of Development for Scholarships and Special Projects
  •  757-221-7647