For the last six years Columbia Journalism School alumni from across the world have come together for Columbia Giving Day, a 24-hour, University-wide fundraising event. Last year, 259 alumni raised a remarkable $167,929. These funds went entirely towards scholarship aid. Thank you for your interest in giving back and paying it forward.
Donations to Columbia Journalism School on Giving Day go entirely towards scholarship aid. This top fundraising priority for the school is integral to matriculating students from all backgrounds and financial circumstances, supporting tuition and associated costs of attendance. Every gift, of every size, matters. As Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Christine Souders points out, $10 could support a meal for a student, $121 could help fund a monthly metrocard for use while reporting around the city, $200 could cover the cost of a winter coat for a student from a warm climate, and $500 can provide food for a month.
The Journalism School seeks to enroll the very best students, regardless of their economic circumstances. Each year bright, promising students are admitted but cannot attend due to lack of funds. Contributions on Giving Day provide vital scholarship support, advancing access to a Columbia Journalism School education.
Approximately 96% of our students rely on scholarships and financial aid to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Your gift on Giving Day will go a long way in our efforts to enroll young journalists from across the globe and make available to them the training and opportunities they will need to make a real impact in journalism, and in the world. Thank you for your consideration.