Full Speed to Full Need
Campaign Priority | $85 Million
$91.2 million raised!
Make Lawrence accessible and affordable for all students.
In addition to scholarship support from Lawrence and contributions from their families, our students finance their education through student loans and wages earned from employment. Still, these financial resources are not enough, and students may require more loans to fund fully their educations at Lawrence. Jumpstarted in 2014 by a historic matching challenge totaling $30 million, Full Speed to Full Need is a bold move to make Lawrence accessible and affordable by meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every student. Increased financial aid will help our students graduate with less debt, increase the college’s four-year graduation rate, allow Lawrentians more time to focus on academics and more fully engage in the Lawrence experience. The initial gift and the response from the Lawrence community has been nothing less than a game changer. Approximately sixty percent of Lawrentians receive need-based financial aid; the average need is $26,000 annually per student (for domestic students applying for aid). Lawrence has been able to close the financial aid gap for a growing number of students.
The number of “Full Speed to Full Need” scholars has increased significantly, from 31 scholars in 2014 to 189 in 2020.
Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed
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