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Special Funding Appeal

Right now, our two areas of greatest need are unrestricted gifts to the Champlain Fund and scholarship support. The pandemic has impacted each of us differently. But, if you are in a position to help, please take action today.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 230 donors + 45 endowed scholarships provided tuition assistance to 2,163 students.

  • 17 New Americans were assisted in their pursuit of higher education through the New American Scholarship.
  • 27 single parents were given support with tuition and targeted programs through the Single Parents Scholarship.
  • 27 veterans were assisted with tuition and targeted programming through the Yellow Ribbon and Veterans' Scholarship.
  • 38 high-potential students from underserved communities were assisted with tuition and programming through the CARE program.
  • 67 Vermont students became the first in their families to go to college with help from the Vermont First Generation Scholarship.
  • 84 deserving students received tuition assistance from 45 endowed scholarships.
  • 1,903 students received need-based tuition reduction through the Support-a-Student Scholarship.

Every gift makes a difference because we are stronger together. 

We Are One Champlain.

Your Gifts Make a Difference

Your gifts help make Champlain a place where students dare to make their dreams a reality.

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Your Gifts

Create access to vital work experience

Create access to vital work experience. Nearly 90% of all Champlain undergraduate students complete one or more internships. You can help students gain hands-on experience at one of our Centers of Excellence, with other departments on campus, or in local, national and even international positions

Your Gifts

Encourage a diverse community

Encourage a diverse community. You can help students from all backgrounds attain a Champlain education. Learning environments that include students from differing racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses and nationalities contribute directly to the scholarship of all students.

Your Gifts

Foster an inclusive and engaged campus

Foster an inclusive and engaged campus. You make it possible for our Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Women's & Gender Center and Center for Service & Sustainability to provide special programs that help expose our community to new ways of thinking, as well as help them feel welcomed, empowered and supported.

Your Gifts

Support opportunities for life-changing travel

Support opportunities for life-changing travel. With your helping hand, over 50% of Champlain undergraduate students are able to participate in transformative study abroad and service learning trips—which can open their eyes to new perspectives and broaden their horizons.

Your Gifts

Provide a cutting-edge learning environment

Provide a cutting-edge learning environment. We aim to graduate the next generation of leaders. Your support will ensure that our classrooms stay relevant and up-to-date, and our faculty will be provided essential opportunities for professional development and training to stay current in their fields.

Giving is Easy

Our Advancement Team welcomes the chance to talk with you about the many ways you can make a meaningful impact with your gift, including:

Cash gifts to the Champlain Fund

Cash gifts to the Champlain Fund make an immediate impact on the lives of our students. These gifts can be set up as a one-time donation, recurring gift or as multi-year pledges. Many companies also offer matching gift programs that can make your gift go even further. Learn More ->

Fundraising Priorities

Gifts of Stock/Appreciated Securities

Some donors choose to give stock or appreciated securities to Champlain College, which allows us to provide our students with scholarship assistance, as well as opportunities for experiential learning, professional development and study abroad. These gifts are an easy way to make a difference while providing you with both short- and long-term tax benefits. Learn More ->

Stock Gifts

Planned Gifts

Dedicating a financial asset to Champlain College can have a huge benefit to you AND the College. Depending on your personal objectives, we can work with you or your financial advisor on a planned gift that:

  • Does not impact your current cash flow
  • Pays you (or a loved one) income for life or a set amount of time
  • Gives you tax benefits (income tax, estate tax, capital gains tax) in the current year
  • Are as simple as naming Champlain as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or in your will or estate plan

Read more about these strategies here, or contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at or (802) 383-6620 to discuss a personalized giving plan.

Planned Gifts


There's a reason we've been named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report—our students, faculty and staff think BIG! But they often need some assistance to bring their ideas to life. We are excited to unveil our new crowdfunding platform!

Make a Gift Today