Opportunity to support unexpected needs for Yale students

Did you know:
20% of first-year Yale College students qualified for federal Pell Grants for low-income students (300+ qualified) — nearly double the number in the entering class six years ago.
17% of the Class of 2023 will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college — a 75% increase in the class which matriculated in 2013.
1 out of 6 Yale College students self-identity as first-generation and/or low-income.

Statistics for the Yale College Class of 2024 from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

It would be wonderful if you could make a gift to support Yale students who experience an emergency or unexpected financial hardship. Now you can support students directly in ways not covered by tuition, room and board, and financial aid. Yale students find this financial support at Yale Safety Net and Office of Career Strategy fellowships and travel reimbursement. Support includes:
Emergency travel home and other unexpected needs
Winter clothing - coats, gloves, hats, and boots
Career Closet professional interview clothes
Yale College domestic summer awards to support non-profit and public service internships
Travel reimbursement for job interviews
On-going programming and new projects

FIRSTClick here for the Giving to Yale form.

NEXT: Under Selected Designations, specify your tax-deductible contribution, then type this text in the box provided: “Designation #36430 – First-Generation Low-Income Students Support” .


In response to alumni requests, this direct support opportunity was created in partnership with the Office of Development. For additional information on the Yale First-Generation Low-Income Student Support, contact Alison E. Cole ‘99, Director of Development, Yale College, phone (203) 432-9067 or  email alison.cole@yale.edu

We'd love you to join us! If you would like to connect with students and alumni in our programs, please email info@1stgenyale.org.

Lise Chapman '81 MBA
Chair, 1stGenYale
Yale Alumni Association Shared Interest Group