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José Figueroa ’81 and C. Kim Goodwin ’81

C. Kim Goodwin ’81, José Figueroa ’81, and the inspiration of Sonia Sotomayor ’76

June 18th, 2019 / Advancement

More than four decades after Sonia Sotomayor '76 blazed a trail through Princeton, José Figueroa '81, C. Kim Goodwin '81, and a group of alumni have partnered to create the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund to assist first-generation college students who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor '76

Princeton University Establishes Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund

June 11th, 2019 / Advancement

A group of Princeton University alumni has established the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sonia Sotomayor ’76, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to Princeton students from first-generation backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

Robert D’Acquisto ’72 and partner

An Evolving View of Princeton Sparks Plans for Robert D’Acquisto ’72

March 1st, 2019 / Gift Planning

Robert D’Acquisto’s estate plan provides for Princeton, with funds earmarked for initiatives that promote college success. “These programs exemplify how I want to give back,” D’Acquisto says of his decision to join the 1746 Society by including Princeton in his will. “Princeton has evolved and my view of my early experiences at Princeton has evolved. I don’t have biological children, but I want to do something for the next generation.”

SJP students

Exploring the Impact of Princeton’s Summer Journalism Program for High School Students

August 25th, 2017 / Advancement

In 2015, when we participated in the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (SJP) as rising seniors in high school, we did not think we had what it took to come to Princeton; we couldn’t picture ourselves measuring up to our peers, never mind affording the cost of an Ivy League education. But today, we are about to begin our sophomore years at Princeton.

Photo of Peter Yu '83 and his parents, Charles and Marie

Honoring the Past While Helping to Shape the Future

June 14th, 2017 / Advancement

When Charles Yu was a young boy in the 1930s, China was in turmoil. The central government was fighting internal revolutionary forces, poverty and crime were rampant, and imperialist Japanese forces had gained control of the northeastern provinces. Troops were steadily moving south toward Charles’s village when his family fled to Manila.  

Charlie Baker '17 with guest on All-Nighter with Charlie Baker

Watch Out, Stephen Colbert—Here Comes Charlie Baker ’17

June 5th, 2017 / Advancement

Before Charlie Baker ’17 takes the stage as the host of Princeton’s monthly late-night talk show, he frantically runs through his lines, herds the theater’s previous audience out so his crew can set up, and fixes malfunctioning equipment. And he worries. But as the lights come up, he trots onstage to greet his audience, leaving the nerves and chaos behind.

SIFP

SIFP Helps First-gen, Low-income Students Thrive at Princeton

February 21st, 2017 / University Comm...

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) is among various University resources that empower undergraduates, particularly those from first-gen and low-income backgrounds, to thrive at Princeton. The program was launched by the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) in fall 2015 to provide mentorship opportunities, academic enrichment, and a support network of students, faculty and staff.

Freshman seminar

Scholarships: Opening Doors, Transforming Lives

February 10th, 2017 / Advancement

Princeton’s financial aid program is one of the most generous in the country. Approximately 3,100 undergraduates—roughly 60 percent of the student body—receive financial aid assistance, thanks in large part to scholarships created by alumni, parents, and friends. These scholarships are at the heart of the University’s need-blind admission and “no-loan” policies. Need-blind admission means that Princeton students learn with—and from—peers of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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