During the Campaign, we renewed our commitment to creating opportunity and access for talented students regardless of their financial means, a core belief of our founders. Today, our student body represents the broadest possible diversity of cultures and life experiences.

The financial support raised for students is making a critical difference on campus. Spending on financial aid has increased exponentially (64 percent in the last seven years), as have applications from students of color and students who are first in their family to attend college. We have introduced programs like Posse Scholars, which recruits and trains promising public high school students from urban areas to attend selective colleges together. Endowed scholarships are giving current and future generations of students the opportunity to thrive and gain invaluable skills and experience.


Financial Aid


Here are two of their stories:

Azul Tellez


Major: Environmental Studies
Portland, Ore.
Tellez is the recipient of the Linda Osborne ’63 Term Scholarship, established in 2011 by Linda Osborne. Azul has served as manager of the College’s Sprout Garden, a student-run organic garden on campus. “I hope to work with the issues I find most pressing, such as access to clean water, climate change and deforestation. Through Connecticut College, I will be able to achieve my goals and travel abroad to address these global issues.”

Grace Glynn


Major: Botany
Saco, Maine
Glynn received the Francine J. Bovich ’73 Women’s Scholarship, established by Bovich and her husband, Garitt Kono. This year, Glynn conducted an independent research project in ecology at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado, made possible by the Barbara Blaustein Hirschhorn ’50 Summer Internship Fund. She has also been a manager of the College’s composting program. “As a student who is reliant on significant financial aid, I am very aware of how privileged I am to receive such a valuable education. I’m thankful for all that I’ve learned from the faculty and staff at Connecticut College.”