Support for the Lawrence Fund enriches the life of every single student.  Your generosity makes the Lawrence experience more affordable for students, enriches their academic experience inside and outside the classroom, supports our world-class faculty and so much more. The Lawrence Fund does more than just keep the lights on, it lights the way for a transformative educational experience for every Lawrentian.

Academic Excellence

Strengthen the academic heart of the university by providing resources that increase our students’ success with technology enhancements, lab supplies, world-class faculty, hands-on learning programs, library resources and more.


Impact the majority of students’ ability to attend Lawrence—98% of students receive financial aid. The Lawrence Fund helps bridge the gap between what students pay in tuition and the actual cost of operating the college. Without the Lawrence Fund and endowment earnings, each student’s tuition would increase by more than $11,000 per year. Your support allows us to attract and retain talented students from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Student Experience

Support the full Lawrence experience by enhancing the learning environment and supporting resources both inside and outside of the classroom, from study abroad to internships, varsity athletics to research programs and even student retreats at Björklunden.

Caring for Campus

Keep Lawrence’s campus beautiful, vibrant and safe.  Helping us to transform the campus and maintain our historic roots creates a space for our students to succeed.

Annie Mercado ’18


Annie Mercado

Annie Mercado '18

"I've received scholarships the past three years from three different alumni who gave in honor of their class reunions. It's because of donations like these that I can take advantage of special experiences like the D-term trip to Buenos Aires this December!"

Annyce Brackins ’19


Annyce Brackins

Annyce Brackins '19

“If it weren’t for the donors, I would not have been able to afford Lawrence.”

Evan Stroud ’21


Evan Stroud

Evan Stroud '21

“Here at Lawrence, I am on a scholarship, which is one of the ways I am able to attend this school. Without donors, I would not have been able to spend one of the best years at a great school like Lawrence.”

Madeline MacLean ’19


Madeline Maclean

Madeline MacLean '19

“Lawrence Fund dollars go to a lot of things that make Lawrence better in various ways. I wholeheartedly believe that everyone benefits from donors while they attend Lawrence University.”

Andy Wang '20


Andy Wang

Andy Wang '20

"I received a humanitarian grant to build a library in Nepal where we will donate books and help set up a local library. It is the generosity of donors that made this happen.”

Lawrence Fund by the Numbers

  • $4  million: needed annually to ensure Lawrence has the resources to enrich the lives of Lawrentians
  • $10,000 : amount tuition would increase for each student without a thriving Lawrence Fund


Your support to the Lawrence Fund allows...

  • 1,440  students (94% of the student body) to receive grants and scholarships
  • 300+  students to participate in varsity athletics—Go Vikings!
  • 118  students to create lifelong memories studying abroad
  • 1,994  students to visit Björklunden (yes, some more than once)

  • 124  students to perform in recitals hosted by the Conservatory of Music