February 22, 2015
Tagged: Office of University Advancement

I Know: Scholarships Matter


Adelphi’s leadership: the Trustees, the Deans, the members of Senior Staff, and I very often speak about the importance of scholarships.

When I meet alumni who have graduated in the last decade or so, I am impressed by how many are willing to contribute to the Annual Fund as well as to specific scholarships which have been established in honor or memory of influential faculty. It is wonderfully gratifying to witness a generation who has embraced this Adelphi legacy.

The stories that move me most are the one in which students describe how the scholarship Adelphi awarded made all the difference in their ability to attend. Most have written to their scholarship donors to express appreciation, and are pleased to say that they are joining in the ranks of those who add to scholarship funds through their own gifts.

Universities are fortunate to be able to impart values and celebrate traditions. At Adelphi we have pledged to “Sustain the Promise;” to continue to ensure that today’s gifts for student scholarships create opportunity for the next generation.

Robert A. Scott
President of Adelphi University

Tagged: Office of University Advancement