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Why Give?

When scholarships bring students to Lehigh University, their lives are changed, just like yours was. Today, with the escalating costs associated with a quality education, Lehigh’s ability to recruit and retain the brightest students possible is directly linked to its ability to offer students a competitive financial aid package.

Lehigh’s commitment to financial aid is greater than ever. Fifty percent of all Lehigh students receive scholarship support. Lehigh meets 96 percent of demonstrated need. Only one-third of the financial aid budget comes from endowment. An annual gift to scholarship bridges the gap between endowment for scholarship and total scholarship needs.

Scholarship and financial aid remain Lehigh’s top priority, but the university has many needs, including support of the four colleges and athletics programs. You are encouraged to direct your giving to the area that means the most to you.