Creating Access to Opportunities

It can be seen in the gleam of someone’s eye every time it happens. An opening. An opportunity. A chance. That is all it really takes to change a life forever.

By offering more endowed scholarship funding we will attract outstanding students who will help shape our campus culture and elevate Drake to even greater heights.

Attracting more of America’s best and brightest students, whether they have the financial means to attend or not, is imperative to being one of the best universities in America. By investing more in endowed scholarship funding, we will open doors of opportunity to students who have earned it and who can change the world with their talents and abilities. Ours is an exceptional learning experience, and financial barriers should never stand in the way of students who can strengthen our 130-year legacy.

A Solid Foundation
The Opperman Scholar Program, made possible thanks to a gift from Law School alumnus Dwight D. Opperman, provides full-tuition merit scholarships to top Law School applicants from across the country. The Longfield Scholarship Program, made possible thanks to the generosity of alumni William P. and Nancy Longfield, provides eight scholarships at the undergraduate level. These outstanding initiatives have been highly successful, and provide an excellent foundation upon which to build.

A Better Drake
Throughout our history, the learning community at Drake has been characterized by excellence. A major reason for this is the quality of our students. By positioning ourselves to bring in even more of the nation’s top students and by giving those students the opportunity to attend Drake through financial support, we will continue to show prospective students, their families and the world our commitment to being the best.

A Better World
The world needs more sharp minds that can bring new ways of thinking and solve some of its most vexing problems. By providing financial support to top students who demonstrate financial need, they can develop their talents in ways that ultimately will help improve lives. With the luxury of financial freedom in their first years out of college, these individuals can pursue their dreams and not just a paycheck.


Last Modified: 05/15/2014 08:04


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