Currently, only seven percent of the College’s financial support for students comes from endowed scholarships; the rest—93 percent—comes from the annual operating budget. In a changing world with which we must keep pace, this is no longer sustainable. But the good news is this: every gift to the endowment for scholarships frees funds for necessary expenditures. Moreover, every gift to that endowment instills deep and lasting gratitude in those who receive financial assistance, creating alumni more likely to give back to the College, to keep Gettysburg strong for future generations, and to transform other lives in turn. Of course, annual gifts may also be designated specifically for scholarships.