Student Support Fund

115% of $5,000 goal
This campaign ended on November 15, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Bates College by clicking here!

The Student Support Fund through the Student Affairs office provides financial support to students facing difficult circumstances. Most recently, this fund has helped students defray the costs of a flight home for a family emergency, receive urgent dental work, and buy a much-needed pair of new glasses.

This type of financial support is even more necessary during the coronavirus pandemic, when many of our students and their families are wrestling with enormous challenges. We want to ensure that this fund is able to give students all the help they need. 

While part of the Bates operating budget, the fund is bolstered by contributions from our community. Please consider making a gift to the Student Support Fund in support of some of our most vulnerable students. A gift of any size could make a huge difference in the life of a student who needs it. 

Thank you!

Thank you to all who have donated to this campaign. With your help, the 2:1 match has been fulfilled! Including this match, over $15,000 will be distributed to the Student Support Fund.

While the match is fulfilled, this campaign will remain open for a few more weeks. The interest in this fund has been overwhelming and we hope more alumni will join in contributing when they are able!

1332 days ago by Alicia Rea
Exciting news!

An anonymous donor has come forward to offer a 2:1 match for gifts to this campaign, up to $10,000. That means every gift to the Student Support Fund campaign will have TRIPLE the impact! What an incredible opportunity to help make sure students have the support they need.

Please join us in supporting this critical fund.

1338 days ago by Alicia Rea

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