Half of Bucknell students receive some form of financial aid from Bucknell.

Scholarships open doors to the most talented students of all backgrounds — and open doors to lives of unlimited possibility. Donations in every amount help students succeed.

Named Annual Scholarships

You can create a named annual scholarship by pledging annual gifts of $5,000 or more for a four-year period — it’s a great way to honor a loved one or favorite professor. All donors of named scholarships receive the name of their recipient as well as the opportunity to meet the student at the University's annual Scholarship Day Celebration.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships last forever and will benefit students as long as the University stands. Most Bucknell financial aid is awarded on the basis of need.

Scholarship Day 2019: Celebrating Bonds Between Generations

Professor Jai Kim, Yung Kim, Jacob Kennedy ’22, Bill Krokowski ’84 and Dan Ertel ’84 at the 2019 Scholarship Day Celebration.
Professor Jai Kim, Yung Kim, Jacob Kennedy ’22,
Bill Krokowski ’84 and Dan Ertel ’84 at the
2019 Scholarship Day Celebration.
Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

At Scholarship Day 2019, Bill Krokowski ’84 and Dan Ertel ’84 reconnected with the civil engineering professor who inspired the scholarship they named in his honor: the Jai Kim Engineering Scholarship. They also met Jacob Kennedy ’22, a mechanical engineering and management for engineers major, and the latest recipient of the scholarship.

“My scholarship gives me peace of mind about paying for my education, and it also frees up time to focus on my future,” says Jacob. “Since I don't have to work during the school year, I can put that time into finding an internship for the summer. It means a lot to a student.”

Scholarship Day introduces the alumni and donors who support Bucknell’s 775 annual and endowed scholarships with the more than 1,000 student recipients of those awards. This year’s luncheon was attended by more than 350 students, alumni, parents and friends of the University.