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Corsair Fund

Support UMassD by giving to the Corsair Fund

Annual gifts to the Corsair Fund support student financial aid and help UMassD meet its greatest needs

Our students have a determination to succeed. But they need your help. Giving to the Corsair Fund is your opportunity to help pave the way for students with critical support for financial aid and scholarships that make their education possible.

The Corsair Fund ensures that UMass Dartmouth students have access to the high-quality academics and experiences that drives them to continue to ask and answer the questions that propel them and the world forward. Currently, 43 percent of financial aid packages awarded to students include funds raised through the Corsair Fund.

As a supporter of the Corsair Fund, you help sustain the academic programming and student experience that makes UMassD a top tier research institution. You'll help meet UMassD’s greatest needs and enhance areas across the university, including internships, student programs, and activities.

When you donate to the Corsair Fund, you are making an investment in the future of our students, offering vital support as they prepare for their chosen careers in industries where they will make an impact in our world.

Support the Corsair Fund

Designate your gift

You may choose to designate your gift to the Corsair Fund to support the area of UMassD that inspires you most to give.

Access to Excellence

This year, the Corsair Fund focuses its attention on a most urgent need—ensuring that students have the financial support to return to study at UMassD this fall. Today’s economic situation puts the futures of many UMass Dartmouth students at risk in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with difficult decisions to make about their educational futures.

The Access to Excellence campaign seeks to raise money for financial aid Access to Excellence will help meet the increased financial aid needs of our students, which will ensure that as many of them as possible will be able to continue their educations at UMass Dartmouth.

UMassD’s Greatest Needs

A gift to UMassD’s greatest needs allows the university to direct your donation to where it will make the most immediate impact.

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing unexpected financial need. Recently, the fund directed support to students with unanticipated needs related to COVID-19.

A college of your choice

Give to of one of UMassD’s seven colleges and schools to support its greatest needs—from financial aid to internship opportunities to laboratory upgrades.

A student program, organization, or athletics team

If you were a dedicated athlete or active in a student organization and want to ensure future UMassD students are able to share in that experience, you can choose to support any area of UMassD that you wish. Examples include any team, the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality, the Frederick Douglass Unity House and more.