Margot, MA '05, PhD '08, and Jon Davis '73 with their scholarship students — Hailey Magee '15 and Linda Nakagawa '15 — at the Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon.

The availability of endowed scholarships allows Brandeis to maintain its foundational commitment to social justice by educating the most academically promising students regardless of their financial need. Scholarships can change the trajectory of a student's life. 

More than 70 percent of Brandeis students receive financial aid, and the average award from the University is nearly $30,000.

Brandeis scholarship donors often build relationships with their students that continue long after graduation. Donors and the students they support have the opportunity to spend time together at the annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon. 

For more information, contact Nancy Winship, P '10, P '13, senior vice president of institutional advancement (781-736-4002 or