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The Alumni Fund

Benefiting Students through Scholarship Programs

Alumni FundScholarship Alumni of the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York often say receiving a scholarship made a real difference in pursuing their dreams! Since the establishment of our scholarship programs in 1979, we have supported students in academic and vocational study programs throughout the US and Switzerland. In the past 10 years alone, we have awarded more than 500 students with scholarship grants of over $2 million. 

To continue these programs, we call upon your generosity to help sustain our scholarship activities for future generations of Swiss and American students.

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The Swiss Benevolent Society of New York is a New York State not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All contributions and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Student Testimonials:

I want to thank the Swiss Benevolent Society from the bottom of my heart for its many years of support for my academic studies in Egyptian Archaeology, throughout my undergraduate career and now as a PhD student. I truly wish I was able to attend the luncheon today to thank everyone in person. However, I am happy to announce that my absence is due to my current residence in Basel, Switzerland! With the help of the Swiss Benevolent Society's Medicus Scholarship, I have just recently moved from New Jersey to Switzerland, for the first year of a 3-year long PhD project at the University of Basel. After my PhD I plan to continue my residence in Switzerland. To be reunited with my Swiss family, friends, and heritage is honestly a dream come true. I can tell that the rigor and high academic standards of Swiss academia will greatly benefit my career as well. Even my Schwiizertüütsch is improving! I cannot thank the Swiss Benevolent Society enough for its huge role in this life-changing decision. Thank you again, with all of my heart.

– Jacqueline H.


„The Swiss Benevolent Society (SBS) of New York has allowed me to attend Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs SIPA to obtain my MPA. I encourage you to donate to the Swiss Benevolent Society scholarship fund to allow future students to receive opportunities to pursue their academic and career goals“.

– Andreas M.
Columbia University