The choice to attend Spelman College presents a major financial challenge for many students. Currently, more than 85 percent of Spelman students meet federal guidelines for financial aid, and because Spelman’s ability to meet their financial need is limited, many students are forced to leave the College prior to graduating or take on a large amount of student loans.
Scholarships help bridge the gap between educational costs and unmet student need. With the number of students applying for financial assistance steadily rising, increasing scholarship resources has emerged as a top institutional priority. More scholarship dollars will enhance the College’s ability to offer competitive financial aid packages to attract and retain bright and talented young women.