Class of 1956 Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship shall be awarded annually to a deserving student or students requiring financial assistance to attend Yale College. In addition to providing financial aid for tuition, this fund may also be used to enhance the educational experience of a student or students participating in approved Yale programs related to international study. Our preference is that income from the scholarship fund be awarded annually to a student or students with financial need, with a preference for descendants of the Class of 1956. If there is no student or students with financial need fitting the above criteria, then the award may be given to any student(s) with financial need. The above is the language from the signed indenture establishing the fund in 2007.

Students do not apply for scholarships. Yale College endowed scholarships are need-based and are awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package. The Office of the Recording Secretary assigns students to Yale College endowed scholarships. Student assignments are based on the preference language in the fund indenture. The amount of the scholarship is determined by the student’s financial aid requirements. A student with a familial connection with a member of the Yale Class of 1956 should make sure to include in their financial aid package.

Historic Book Value as of June 30, 2018: $204,135
Fund Market Value as of June 30, 2018: $301,359
Annual Spending Distribution to 2019-2020: $14, 448.00
New Gifts since June 30, 2018: $2,300

Memo from Ted Robb, 1956 Class Secretary, in Yale Alumni Magazine, May/June 2020

I was notified that Abigail Hopkins, the grandniece of deceased classmate James Moore, was selected for this yearly tribute. This is the 12th straight year the award was given to a descendant of our class. Abigail, a senior, is a psychology major who intends to earn a master’s degree in public health. She writes: ”Thank you so much for granting me this ability to be in this remarkable place. I have learned to grow and think and laugh and learn.” The yearly fund award is now up to $14,448. Contributions honoring the life of fellow classmates are still encouraged.

Gifts to this fund can be made online – PLEASE CLICK HERE. and follow the steps for making a gift to
Yale College -and to designate your gift to be added to
The Class of 1956 Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Checks should be made payable to “Yale University” and mailed to:

Yale University
Office of Development
Contribution Processing
P.O. Box 2038
New Haven, CT 06521-2038

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