Events for Student Scholarships

What is Events for Student Scholarships?

The Events for Student Scholarships Program is a series of events benefiting the Sidwell Friends School Financial Aid Program.

For more than 40 years, Sidwell Friends has provided need based financial aid and called on members of the community to participate in making these philanthropic events a success.  Look for information on these events throughout the year in the weekly Parents Association newsletters, there are volunteer opportunities available to fit every schedule!

Sponsorship Opportunities: September 2013 – June 2014

In addition to giving and volunteering, you are invited to consider becoming a program sponsor. Sponsorship is open to individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations.  Overall program sponsorship levels begin at $1,000,specific event sponsorship begins at $500.

By sponsoring the Event for Student Scholarships Program, you are directly supporting the Financial Aid Program.  Sidwell Friends is a leader in financial aid,dedicating 16% of the School’s operating budget to the program.  The average grant is two thirds of tuition and currently one in five students receives some assistance.  The Events for Student Scholarships Program contributes over $500,000 to the student financial aid budget annually.

In addition to overall sponsorship of the program, there are four events planned for the 2013-2014 school year:

1) Next-To-New Sale: October 17 - 19, 2013

2) Book Club & Lecture Series: October 2013 – May 2014

3) Online Auction: March 30 - April 4, 2014

4) Live & Silent Auction: April 5, 2014

5) Tennis Event: May 17, 2014


To begin the dialogue or to learn more, please contact please contact Jessie Jacobson, Director of Special Events, at


Facts about Student Financial Aid

  • Financial aid includes tuition and non-tuition assistance (e.g., tutoring, after-school care, books, and transportation).
  • The average tuition grant is 2/3 of the tuition.
  • Currently 1 in 5 students receives financial aid assistance.
  • SFS is a leader in dedicating 16% of the tuition income to financial aid.

Contact Events for Student Scholarships

To learn more about Events for Student Scholarships and how you can support these important fundraisers, please contact the Special Events office, 202-537-8110 or