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Legacy Gifts & Scholarships

Legacy gifts help grow the endowment, guaranteeing support for The School for Field Studies (SFS) into the future. These restricted funds help meet capital and endowment needs. Opportunities exist to create named endowment funds for scholarships, professorships and programs, or to name spaces and facilities at our field stations.

Planned Gifts: A Matter of Will Power

The School for Field Studies has made a difference in so many lives over the last quarter century. You can help ensure the future work of SFS by including us in your estate plans. Join the Dwayne and Inez Andreas Planned Giving Society today.

Your commitment will open new doors for our students and faculty, help us expand our horizons, and enable us to keep pace with the educational and programmatic needs of the future. Is SFS already in your plans? Please let us recognize your generosity. Download the form from the sidebar at right.

Memorial Gifts

You can make a gift in memory of a loved one, contribute to an existing memorial scholarship fund, or establish a new one. For more information, email

Endowed Scholarships

Stephen F. Lee Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Stephen F. Lee, an SFS alumnus (FL ‘86), intern (HI ’87, ’88) and faculty member (HI ’89), this scholarship gives preference to applicants seeking a marine program (Turks & Caicos or Panama).

Heather Jo Leibowitz Memorial Scholarship
Honoring the memory of Heather Jo (KY ’04), this scholarship is awarded on the basis of need to applicants of the East Africa program.  Preference is given to those who have a commitment, as Heather Jo did, to making a difference in the lives of resource-dependent communities in East Africa.

McKee Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Charles D. McKee, a member of the SFS Board of Trustees and father of two SFS alumnae. It is awarded on an annual basis to a financially deserving student.

Tozer Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was made possible through the generosity of former Trustee W. James Tozer Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth. The Tozer Scholarship is awarded on the basis of need.

Fountain Scholarship
The Fountain Scholarship was established by the film director of The Fountain, The Wrestler and Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky (KY ’85; AK ’86). It provides tuition assistance to those SFS applicants who (a) have spent most of their lives in an urban environment whether in the US or abroad; (b) demonstrate financial need; and (c) demonstrate a commitment to and concern for environmental issues.