School of Education
Fontana Family Graduate Tuition Scholarship
UD alumna Donna Fontana established the Fontana Family Graduate Tuition Scholarship to support graduate students in the School of Education. The scholarship recognizes graduate students whose work aims to improve educational outcomes for students, especially those living in poverty.
“Teaching is a profoundly difficult and extraordinarily important career,” said Fontana. “And although it is not practical for me to go back to school and become a teacher, I wanted to do more to impact education.”
Looking to her alma mater, Fontana saw a chance to make a difference. In 2011, she made a $100,000 gift to the University of Delaware to establish the Fontana Family Education Scholarship to support undergraduate teacher education majors. In 2013, she pledged $500,000 to create the Fontana Family Graduate Tuition Scholarship in Education.
Read more about the 2016 scholarship recipient, John Strong.