The Annual Fund

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There are so many ways for you to give through the Annual Fund

Each time you give to the Annual Fund, you provide essential support throughout the college. Gifts to the Academic Excellence Fund support the heart of the college - learning.  Gifts to the Scot Athletics Fund enhance the student experience for our athletes. Scot Scholarship Fund gifts go directly to student financial aid packages, making an Alma College education affordable to students who might not otherwise be able to become a Scot. And gifts to the Alma Fund provide the college with flexible, immediate-use resources. Your support is vital to a healthy Alma College!

Alma Fund
Did you know that tuition, room and board only cover 80% of Alma’s yearly expenses?

The remaining 20% is provided mostly through philanthropy. A gift to the Alma Fund provides flexible, immediate-use resources for emergency financial assistance, campus safety enhancements, co-curricular programs, as well as other expenses that enrich campus life. Alma Fund dollars have the same impact as tuition dollars - they fund everything that makes Alma special.

Scot Scholarship Fund
Many of our students rely on scholarships to keep an Alma education within reach. In fact, 100% of Alma College students receive some form of financial assistance.

Your gift to the Scot Scholarship Fund enables students to have experiences that set the course for success in their lives and careers. Below are some ways your gift could help a student:

  • Presidential Scholarship ~ $32,000
  • Achievement Scholarship ~ $24,000
  • Merit Scholarship for one semester ~ $11,500
  • Sponsor an award for a student from an underrepresented background ~ $4,000
  • Underwrite a student’s Alma Venture ~ $2,500
  • Alumni Legacy Award ~ $1,500
  • E-Sports Scholarship ~ $1,500
  • Dance Team Scholarship ~ $1,500
  • Performance Scholarship (Art and Design, Dance, Music, or Theatre) ~ $1,500
  • Scottish Arts Scholarship ~ $1,500
Academic Excellence Fund
The Academic Excellence Fund provides resources for technology enhancements, lab supplies, experiential learning programs and more.

By choosing this option, you can support student learning broadly— strengthening the academic heart of the college — or direct your gift to a specific academic program.

Scot Athletics Fund
With more than 750 student-athletes on 31 teams, a gift to the Scot Athletics Fund provides necessary resources for all athletic teams.

Your gift to the Alma College Scots will provide team uniforms, team travel, tournament participation and more. Give to the Scot Athletics Fund to benefit the entire athletic program or designate your gift to support a favorite team.

Support a Scot Fund
The Support a Scot Fund is designed to serve as a stopgap for Alma College students experiencing unexpected financial distress.

This fund helps ensure current students can deal with a sudden financial challenge and go on to complete their degree. Your gift provides resources for aid to students when they need it most.

Sponsor an Alma Venture
Venture experiences can be research projects, internships, or off-campus study experiences.

With a gift of $2,500, you can now sponsor an individual Alma Venture.