Apr. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Association Board recently met its goal of endowing a fund supporting undergraduate students nearly two years ahead of schedule. Board members made gifts and pledges exceeding the initial goal of securing $100,000 in philanthropic support, allowing the fund to begin distributing awards to students this summer.
Apr. 7, 2021—Giving Day is today. The entire Vanderbilt community is encouraged to take part in this 24-hour event to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of any size.
Mar. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 7. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to take part in the 24-hour event, which will include challenges throughout the day to amplify impact.
Apr. 15, 2020—Applications to receive Experience Vanderbilt funding for the 2020-21 academic year are now being accepted. The application will be open throughout the month of April, closing at 11:45 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 30.
Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s efforts to improve access to higher education through its alliance with the American Talent Initiative is showing dividends as the initiative reports that it is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by the year 2025. An annual progress update was released by ATI on Feb. 19.
Feb. 12, 2020—The Wilkinses recently made a sizable commitment to Experience Vanderbilt, a program that provides students with need-based financial aid for extracurricular activities that require fees for participation, such as club sports, arts and cultural experiences, Greek life and service trips like Alternative Spring Break.
Jan. 17, 2020—Applications for the 2020 Executive Board are now open. All students who are passionate about financial inclusivity are encouraged to apply.
Dec. 2, 2019—A student-led, university-supported initiative called Experience Vanderbilt is working to minimize the monetary constraints associated with participating in extracurriculars and create more financial inclusion at the university.
Sep. 9, 2019—Experience Vanderbilt provides students who qualify for need-based financial aid with up to $500 for extracurricular experiences or an event pass to purchase tickets for on-campus events. The upperclass application for 2019-20 is open until Friday, Sept. 13. The first-year and transfer student application is open Sept. 30-Oct. 18.
Aug. 31, 2018—Students eligible for need-based financial aid may apply for and receive up to $500 in Experience Vanderbilt funding to participate in registered student organizations and official university programs.
Aug. 12, 2016—Before Commencement in May, 1,195 members of the Class of 2016 made gifts to the annual Senior Class Fund, representing a record-high 76 percent participation rate.