The Transylvania Fund

The Transylvania Fund, our annual giving program, supports scholarships for outstanding students who could not otherwise afford to come to Transy and provides for the greatest needs of Pioneers, all while bolstering the university's national reputation.


Aissata Sackho ’21 lived in Senegal from the age of three until middle school. The first in her family to attend college, she surpassed many cultural expectations in her pursuit of something larger than herself. After a summer of research funded by the Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment, Sackho now dreams of helping every child receive a quality education. She knows the challenges, but sees all that’s ready to be accomplished.