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Office of Institutional Advancement

Champlain College has been building better futures for students for nearly 150 years, continually innovating to meet the needs of its community. Your gift will help the University innovate for the future and open doors for everyone to grow and thrive.

When you invest in the Champlain community, you’re not just giving students the gift of opportunity—you’re supporting them as they DARE to make their dreams a reality.

Your unrestricted gift supports Champlain College’s most pressing needs.

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    What is unrestricted giving? Unrestricted Giving allows the College to put your gift to work immediately and have the greatest impact.

    Why is it important? Unrestricted support provides Champlain the flexibility to prioritize the needs of our  students and enhance our campus community.

    Give an Unrestricted Gift

Scholarship Appeal

In the 2022/23 academic year, 221 donors + 45 endowed scholarships provided tuition assistance to 2,163 students.

  • 16 single parents received support with tuition and targeted programs through the Single Parents Scholarship.
  • 18 veterans received tuition assistance and targeted programming through the Yellow Ribbon and Veterans’ Scholarship.
  • 20 New Americans pursued their dream of higher education through the New American Scholarship.
  • 58 Vermont students became the first in their families to go to college with help from the Vermont First Generation Scholarship.
  • 69% of traditional undergraduate students received scholarships in the 2022/23 academic year with an average award of $25,144.
  • 99% of first-year traditional undergraduate students received grant or scholarship aid in the 2022/23 academic year.

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2030 Strategic Plan Priorities

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Build Innovative, Academic Programs

Expand our leadership in emerging STEAM fields that span technology, design, business and entrepreneurship. Develop new degrees in the biological and life sciences. Invest in new STEAM facilities, transformative student experiences, faculty success, and new learning models.

Be an Engine of Opportunity for Vermont

Create unique employer partnerships in high-opportunity industries. Build diverse talent pipelines into Vermont – through both our residential and online programs – and be a net importer of talent. Expand our best-in-class career center and launch a corporate partnership hub.

Invest in the Champlain Community

Grow scholarships and increase access to a Champlain College education. Support student success and wellbeing as we emerge from the pandemic. Foster a welcoming, supportive and just community. Faculty success fund and staff engagement initiatives.


in scholarships that were given to 18 New American students in 2022.


average Study Abroad scholarship award per student.


students have graduated from the Single Parents Program since 1987.

I am pleased to be an annual donor. I did not have all the answers after graduation, but I learned how to succeed in life and appreciate all that Champlain did for me.
Randy Clark, ’62

Office of Institutional Advancement

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175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
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