All current students are asked to complete a Named Scholars Form (click here for to access the form in Voyager) during the annual financial aid application process. Named Scholar recipients are notified that a portion of their institutional gift aid comes from funds that are given by alumni and friends of the university for the purpose of providing financial assistance to deserving students.
Although a Named Scholar’s overall financial aid award does not change, Lawrence scholarship and grant aid would be as much as 20% less without Named Scholar funding.
Named Scholars are asked to write a letter expressing their thanks to the donor or other contact person associated with the fund. This letter, and a photo, will be electronically submitted through Voyager and used to create a thank you letter to send with the donor’s annual report of the fund.
Additionally, a Named Scholar Luncheon is held each year to recognize named scholarship donors and recipients. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet their scholarship donors and further express their appreciation for the funding that helps make their Lawrence University education possible.