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Stanford students volunteer thousands of hours each year through just one of the programs supported by The Stanford Fund. PHOTO: Norbert von der Groeben

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Stanford Fund dollars create innovative public service and academic opportunities.

You may know that The Stanford Fund supports undergraduate financial aid, but did you also know that it's also a driving force behind cutting-edge academic programs?

Gifts made through The Stanford Fund played a key role in the recent launch of Cardinal Service, a new initiative of Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service that is expanding opportunities for students to engage in service—whether it's through coursework or projects, for a single quarter or a full four years, on campus or around the world.

Cardinal Service is just one of many programs and curricular innovations made possible with Stanford Fund gifts. This year, The Stanford Fund is also supporting:

  • Diversity and First-Gen Office, which is helping address the complex needs of first-generation and low-income students at Stanford.
  • Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, a new office that manages Veterans Affairs benefits, coordinates educational opportunities, and celebrates military service as a form of public service.
  • Leland Scholars Program, a rigorous pre-orientation science and math program for incoming freshmen who did not have access to advanced courses in STEM fields in high school.

Explore how Stanford Fund dollars are put to work for undergraduates through need-based financial aid and student life.

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