Soaring Together

Raising $50 million in support of women, in honor of 50 years of Lehigh coeducation

Female Lehigh students celebrating at commencement

Investing in the Impact of Lehigh Women

Lehigh University Soaring Together logoAs Lehigh celebrates 50 years of coeducation and its impact, the university is taking action to ensure all Lehigh women — undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — have every opportunity to achieve their goals. To open doors for talented women and support their experience, the university is rallying support for a wide range of initiatives, including:

  • Endowed Scholarships
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Endowed Faculty Chairs
  • Graduate Student Fellowships
  • Research
  • The Lehigh Fund and the Women of Lehigh Scholarship Fund
  • Mentorship and Engagement Opportunities
  • And many more....

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or (610) 758-6748 to speak with a staff member about how you can have the greatest impact with your philanthropy.


"The goal is to open Lehigh’s doors to talented women, to create new learning opportunities, and to remove any barriers they may face so that they can achieve their highest aspirations.” –Joseph J. Helble ’82, President


About the Women of Lehigh Scholarship Fund

Female Hip Hop Theater Students dancing at a rehearsalOne of the ways to support Soaring Together is with a gift of any size to the Women of Lehigh Scholarship Fund. These gifts are put toward scholarships and financial aid, opening doors for more women to attend Lehigh.

Support for the Women of Lehigh Scholarship Fund counts toward the $50 million Soaring Together fundraising goal and participation in the Lehigh Fund. The Lehigh Fund, which brings together thousands of alumni, parents, and friends each year to collectively support the university’s highest priorities, is used to bolster Lehigh’s scholarship and financial aid budget. 


About the Soaring Together Scholarship Program

Female students working on a project in the Health, Science, and Technology BuildingA leadership gift to the Soaring Together Scholarship Program is an investment in the future. This exciting new program, open to all applicants beginning with the Class of 2027, offers full-tuition scholarships complemented by mentorship and experiential learning opportunities for students passionate about advancing gender equity. Through career and professional development, grants for experiential learning, and alumni networking and support, the Soaring Together Scholars will grow, discover, and create change as they honor Lehigh’s first half-century of coeducation and look boldly ahead to the next.

You can make a difference by supporting this innovative program today: Your endowed gift will help make Lehigh’s vision of a cohort of at least 50 Soaring Together Scholars a reality. For information on supporting the Soaring Together scholarship program, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (866) 758-2586 or


A Legacy of Impact

Yearbook photo of women working in a lab on Lehigh's campusSoaring Together celebrates the grit and spirit of the first women who took classes at an all-male Lehigh back in 1902, the first women graduate students accepted in 1918, and the first 169 female undergraduate students, whom the Board of Trustees voted to admit on May 29, 1970.

All of these women arrived on South Mountain ready to break down barriers. Their presence at Lehigh forever transformed the university and contributed to its strength and promise. Beyond campus, their impact — in their careers and in their communities — has been tremendous.

Soaring Together is an exceptional way to recognize the trailblazing women of Lehigh and their impact, while supporting the success of the Lehigh women of today and tomorrow.


Let's GO

Female students working on a construction project in Fritz LabWhen you support Lehigh women now, during the Soaring Together milestone celebration, you are honoring their tenacity and achievements. You are also helping to ensure future generations of women will reach their full potential.

Your generosity is not only a life-changing investment in an individual student or faculty member, it is also an investment in the impact of Lehigh women in our world. Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or (610) 758-6748 to speak with a staff member about how you can have the greatest impact with your philanthropy, or make your gift online today.