Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, every year the College transforms the lives of students who would not have been able to attend without financial aid. Colby meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for incoming students, and with our no-loan financial aid policy, all aid is in the form of grants that don’t have to be repaid. This ensures that young women and men with talent and a willingness to work hard may reap the benefits of a Colby education even if their families cannot afford the comprehensive fee.

Approximately forty-one percent of Colby students receive institutional grant aid. More than $25 million in grants is awarded annually, and the average grant aid awarded is $40,489. Keeping the Colby experience accessible to students of merit depends on strong financial aid powered by a growing endowment. And a healthy endowment depends on donors like you.

How You Can Help

You can help the College realize its ambition to provide need-based assistance to all qualified applicants by making a gift to Colby’s financial aid endowment. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift will make a difference in the lives of bright, hard-working young men and women for generations to come.

Gift Opportunities

Full Scholarship Fund—$1.25 million

Providing a full Colby grant to a student of greatest need, the full named scholarship fund allows a donor to make the most personal impact. It is valued for admissions recruiting efforts because it attracts highly qualified students to Colby. Donors may express preferences regarding the attributes of scholarship recipients and will receive a customized stewardship report including personal communication from student recipients each year.

Scholarship Fund with preference—$250,000

Scholarships established at the $250,000 level or higher provide much needed support to one or more students each year, enabling Colby to expand access to deserving students. These named funds provide a lasting legacy and can be added to at any time. The donor may express preferences regarding the attributes of recipients and will receive personal communication from student recipients each year.

Scholarship Fund—$100,000

A named scholarship fund can be established beginning at the $100,000 level. These funds are part of Colby’s endowment and provide much needed grant aid to at least one student each year. They can be added to at any time with an outright gift or through estate planning. Donors will receive personal communication from student recipients each year.

Get Started

You can put a Colby education within reach of deserving students. For more information or to make a gift in support of financial aid at Colby, visit colby.edu/support or contact Colby at 207-859-4391 or development@colby.edu.