Expanded scholarships will enable more students from low- and middle-income families to benefit from a premier Jesuit education. Many of these students will be first-generation or from underrepresented or underserved populations, and Santa Clara’s support programs will ensure that these students have the tools to succeed. With merit awards, the number of potential change makers who enroll at the University will increase. And with an infusion of funding to the athletics program, the campus community will grow in spirit, unity, and visibility—attracting more students from all backgrounds nationwide.
Highlights of Santa Clara’s efforts to expand its reach:
- Support for first-generation students focused on academics, community engagement, and service through the LEAD Scholars Program, including an early introduction to campus during LEAD Week
- Expanded incentives to attract students of extraordinary leadership potential through distinguished scholarship programs such as Johnson Scholars and other merit awards
- Increased percentage of faculty of color on campus, encouraged by the Provost’s Faculty Diversity Fund and the Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral Scholars program
- Increased scholarships and enhanced recruiting, training, and nutrition programs to strengthen the athletics program and build Bronco pride