Pitzer Promise Scholarship

The Pitzer Promise Scholarship supports exceptional students who possess a wealth of talent but not the financial means to attend Pitzer College. With a gift of $5,000, donors can provide a one-year scholarship for a high-achieving student who has demonstrated financial need. Gifts of $10,000 or more will provide additional support for the selected Pitzer Promise scholar.

Pitzer College 2019-20 Financial Aid Facts

  • 38% of students received need-based financial aid
  • $45,553—amount of average need-based aid
  • 27% of students borrowed money to pay for college
  • $26,489 average student loan debt for 2019 grads

Pitzer is committed to meeting 100 percent of admitted students’ financial need, but we can’t do it alone. Resources from the Pitzer Promise Scholarship fund help the College make a one-of-a-kind undergraduate education accessible to top applicants, even if tuition is beyond their reach.

PPS supporters will get to learn about the student who has been awarded a Pitzer Promise Scholarship that was made possible by their donation. It’s a way of personalizing the cycle of giving and sharing the stories of Pitzer’s remarkable students.

With a gift to the Pitzer Promise Scholarship, donors help accomplished students who love learning become engaged citizens of the world. It’s an investment in our shared future.

Please contact us with any questions:

Valerie Mrotek
Director of Annual Giving
909.607.9351 | valerie_mrotek@pitzer.edu

Susan Warmbrunn
Director of Donor Relations
909.607.7939 | susan_warmbrunn@pitzer.edu

The Pitzer Promise Scholarship program is one of many ways donors can support Pitzer’s extraordinary students. Other ways include:

  • The Pitzer Annual Scholarship Fund. Donate any amount, one time or lots of times—just click the Donate link and designate the scholarship fund on the drop-down menu.
  • The Pitzer Fund. Donate any amount, one time or lots of times—click on the Donate link and designate the Pitzer Fund on the drop-down menu. Unrestricted gifts to this fund help every student, program, field group, and professor on campus. 
  • Endowed Scholarships. If you would like to support Pitzer students while honoring someone special or establishing your own named legacy on campus, you may pledge $100,000 to name a need-based endowed scholarship. Since the principal of an endowment is not spent and a portion of the income is reinvested, an endowed scholarship provides an enduring funding source for students. For more information, please contact Director of Donor Relations Susan Warmbrunn at susan_warmbrunn@pitzer.edu.

Please visit Pitzer’s Office of College Advancement to explore more about giving at Pitzer College.