Admitting students from every part of society based on who they might become rather than on what they can afford to pay is critical to developing individuals who, together, can take on tomorrow’s challenges. The diversity of the student body is essential to the kind of interactions that are the hallmark of a Williams liberal arts education, and financial aid is the engine that drives such diversity. Today we have a landmark opportunity to shape the student body for generations, as we intensify our efforts to bring to the college the best students from every walk of lifeā€”to the profound benefit of our students, of Williams, and of the world.