A Worthy Investment

Why Give to Berea

Our mission is to offer a high-quality liberal arts education to students who have great promise but limited economic resources. Every student admitted to Berea receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship.

Help us make a real difference by investing in students of great promise with a gift to Berea.

What Your Gift Supports

Your gift to Berea College is an investment in lives of great promise, helping to fund the education of bright young men and women from Appalachia and beyond.


“Donors who give to Berea, really do change lives. It changed mine, and one day I could change the world.” -Bria Williams, ’17


Tuition Promise Scholarships and Berea Fund

No Berea student is charged for tuition. Unlike other colleges where tuition supplies most of the funding, Berea depends on the endowment return for 75% of its operating costs. Another 16% of our annual budget comes from federal and state funding and miscellaneous income, while the final 9% comes from loyal alumni and friends who support Tuition Promise Scholarships through the Berea Fund.

Student Tuition Education Partners (STEP)

Loyal alumni and friends who give $3,000 annually to the Berea Fund are our Student Tuition Education Partners. STEP gifts ($3,000 or more) provide the remainder of the amount needed to complete the Tuition Promise Scholarship for one student.

Give $3,000 or more to help Berea students take the next STEP.