"I give to the Kenyon Fund because I needed it when I was here." Listen to Maraleen Shields '00 and other alumni describe why they give to the College that shaped them.
A scholarship can be transformative for a student who has the academic potential but not the financial means to make Kenyon a reality. When more students have access to Kenyon, more students can benefit from the intensive liberal arts education that Kenyon has to offer.
If you sang a cappella with the Kokosingers, spent late Wednesday nights in the Collegian office, or met your closest friends through a Greek organization, then you appreciate the value of campus involvement. With more than 150 clubs to choose from—and the freedom to form new ones—the possibilities for today’s students are endless.
At Kenyon, we believe that the smaller the class, the bigger the discussion. Hamlet becomes more powerful, post-Impressionism more vibrant, and Einstein more profound when debated intensely by a handful of classmates under the guidance of one passionate professor.
The beauty of our hilltop campus is integral to the Kenyon experience, thoughtfully woven into the way students and professors live and learn. A pastoral place as stunning as Kenyon cannot shine on its own. It requires plenty of care and attention—and support from the alumni who once called Gambier home.
This scholarship fund has been established by alumni in honor of Jenny Rie Vanderlinden '84, whose perseverance and zest for living and learning exemplify the quintessential Kenyon Lady. May she know how inspirational she is to all Kenyon 80s alumni. Alumni can contribute to this scholarship by noting "Vanderlinden Scholarship" in the comment field on the online gift form. (Photo credit: Jessie Van der Linden)