This past spring, seven alumni and friends joined together to offer a $62,000 challenge earmarked for student scholarships. Within days of that gift being announced, two friends of York College stepped forward with an additional $62,000 to turn the challenge into a 2-to-1 match opportunity. The $62K Challenge when complete would become $186,000 for YC students. 

By the end of the challenge on June 30, alumni and friends had responded with $88,386.08 (232 donations) in gifts and pledges, exceeding the goal by more than $26,000 and providing a total of $212,386.08 in much needed scholarship funds.

With an average award per student of $6,000, these gifts will underwrite scholarships for about 35 new students this fall. From a new scholar in the classroom to an eager athlete on the playing field to a fresh voice in the concert choir, thank you to all who gave for making their dreams a reality with these scholarship gifts.