Thank you for your gift to Kenyon! When you make a gift to Kenyon, you are supporting every student and every facet of the unique Kenyon experience. From the dorm room to the classroom, the pool to energy efficient appliances, from books to basketballs and art supplies to flowers on Middle Path, your gift has made a difference for the College and we are grateful!
Annual Funds at Kenyon support $1,389,774 of financial aid and scholarships. Each year, seven talented students, including the Firefighter Scholar, the Newman Rugby Scholar and the Veterans Scholar, are able to attend Kenyon, thanks to the support of alumni and parents who specifically designate their gift to Scholarship and Financial Aid. In addition, two Kenyon students are awarded the Hannah More Scholarship. The Hannah More Scholarship, for students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year institution, is particularly popular among faculty, staff, and administrators. Hundreds of other students receive financial support through other allocations within the Annual Fund, endowed scholarships and the College's operating budget. Approximately 43 percent of Kenyon students receive some sort of need-based financial aid, and the average aid package is over $43,000 per year. Learn more about these deserving students.
Kenyon employs 191 faculty members (100 percent of tenured faculty hold terminal degrees in their field). Providing exceptional faculty members for 33 majors and 13 interdisciplinary programs, and keeping a 10:1 student-to-professor ratio, requires strong support from alumni and parents. Annual Funds provide more than $1,375,000 for competitive faculty salaries and support of academic departments. Click here to learn more about our diverse and accomplished professors.
As one of the founding members of the North Coast Athletic Conference--the first to give equal rights to men's and women’s sports--Kenyon has 11 men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports, as well as 12 club sports. Gifts to the Athletic designation help buy uniforms, equipment, pay for travel to games, and upkeep of athletic facilities Kenyon boasts many strong teams and traditions, and is proud of its accomplished Lords and Ladies.
Kenyon maintains more than 50 buildings on 1,000 acres of beautiful hill-top and surrounding farm land. The Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund provide almost $390,000 for maintenance operations and upkeep of one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. In partnership with the Office of Green Initiatives, the College continues to upgrade to energy- efficient lighting, low flow water devices, and hybrid vehicles in the College fleet. All newly constructed buildings are LEED certified, with geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. The College also partners with companies such as EnerNoc and AEP (American Electric Power) to decrease cost through more efficient use of campus power and electricity. Kenyon's composting system, which has become a model for other colleges, diverts 3,500 pounds of waste a week, almost 56 tons a year. Consequently, fertilizer use has decreased dramatically as well. The sustainability effort at Kenyon proudly partners with student groups, like ECO and PEAS, and centers like the Brown Family Environmental Center.