Minerva has established a robust financial assistance program, funded by generous donations to the Institute, helping our students attain their potential. We recognize the worldwide need for financial support is significant even with our tuition cost at a fraction of peer institutions. In our most recent class of students, more than 80 percent required some form of aid to attend.
We are actively seeking the generous support of philanthropists who share our vision for improving both the access to and quality of higher education. Every dollar in the scholarship fund is directed to student scholarships. Additionally, we offer the ability to sponsor entire colleges, key leadership roles, and signature Minerva experiences through named gifts. This is an option for those wishing to leave a lasting personal or family legacy at this innovative place of higher learning.
As the value of the scholarship fund and endowed funds grow, they will generate continued benefit for our students. Minerva is a U.S. institution with global reach. The nature of our reach is far greater than that of peer universities in three fundamental ways. First, more than 80 percent of our student body comes from outside the United States. Second, our students live and learn in seven world cities during their four years of study. Third, our curriculum is centered on understanding and addressing complex global challenges.
Our need is unique. So is our impact. We invite you to join us in supporting these remarkable young learners.
Contact Ari Betof, Managing Director for Advancement, to become a supporter.