Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Scholarships

Scholarships are given to continuing Bard students. The John Bard Scholarships are honorary and carry no stipend. All other undergraduate scholarships are given only to students who are eligible for financial aid.

George I. Alden Scholarship  An endowed scholarship providing annual support to deserving students

Alumni/ae Research and Travel Grant  Established by the inaugural class of the Bard Graduate Center to support scholarship and research for BGC students and alumni/ae

Alumni/ae Scholarship  A scholarship given annually by the Bard–St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association to one or more students for excellence in scholarship and citizenship and awarded by the president on the recommendation of the faculty

Amicus Foundation Scholarship  An endowed scholarship awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student in the field of economics

Hannah Arendt Scholarship  A scholarship, in memory of Hannah Arendt, awarded annually for study at Bard to a worthy and qualified first-, second-, or third-year student

Artine Artinian Scholarship for Needy Students  A scholarship established in memory of Artine Artinian, professor of French, and given annually to talented and deserving students

Association of Episcopal Colleges’ Charitable Service Scholarship  Established in the 1980s through the Episcopal Church’s Venture in Mission, this program supports students at Episcopal colleges who are engaged in volunteer service in their campus community and beyond

Milton and Sally Avery Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually to qualified and deserving students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts

John Bard Scholarships  Honorary scholarships awarded annually by the faculty of each division of the College to not more than two students in each division for outstanding academic achievement in the field of major interest

Bettina Baruch Foundation Scholarship  Awarded to an outstanding student in The Bard College Conservatory of Music 

BBL Construction Services Scholarship  A scholarship established through the generosity of the firm of BBL Construction Services and given annually to a deserving student of superior academic achievement

Andrew Jay Bernstein ’68 Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship in memory of Andrew Jay Bernstein ’68, awarded annually to psychology majors who demonstrate a deep commitment to the field of ­psychology

Helen Walter Bernstein ’48 Scholarships  Scholarships established by Helen ’48 and Robert Bernstein to enable two or more students from countries outside the United States to study at Bard

Sybil Brenner Bernstein Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship given annually to a deserving Bard Graduate Center M.A. student who demonstrates exceptional talent for and love of the decorative arts

Heinz and Elizabeth Bertelsmann Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student with a serious interest in either politics or environmental studies

Bitó Scholarships  Awarded to six students from Hungary in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Heinrich Bluecher Scholarship  A scholarship in memory of Heinrich Bluecher, awarded annually for study at Bard to a worthy and qualified first-, second-, or third-year student

John W. Boylan Scholarship in Medicine and Science A scholarship given to a premedicine or science major who maintains an interest in music or literature

Kenneth Bush Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics  A scholarship given annually in memory of distinguished mathematician Kenneth A. Bush ’36 to a junior who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics

John Cage Trust Scholarship  Awarded to an outstanding student of percussion in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Harry J. Carman Scholarship  A scholarship established in memory of Dr. Harry J. Carman and awarded to one or more students for general academic excellence

Bonnie Cashin Endowed Fellowship  Established by the estate of Bonnie Cashin to honor the life and career of this influential fashion designer, this travel fellowship is awarded to Bard Graduate Center students of high promise for the purpose of travel and study abroad in the area of clothing design, textiles, and fashion history.

Class of ’65 Scholarship  A scholarship established by the Class of 1965 in honor of its 35th reunion

Class of 1968 Scholarship  A scholarship established by the Class of 1968 upon the occasion of its 25th reunion and awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the faculty and the dean of the college, best exemplifies the spirit of social activism and community service that distinguished the Class of 1968 during its years at Bard

Class of 2010 Scholarship  A scholarship in memory of James Kirk Bernard ’10, Anna Finkelstein ’10, and Warren Hutcheson ’10, awarded annually to a rising senior who shows a commitment to the social and academic community and who, without financial support, could not otherwise return to the college

Judith L. Cohen and Lawrence R. Klein Scholarship  A scholarship in honor of Judith L. Cohen and Lawrence R. Klein given to a deserving student in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, with preference given to a sculpture student who demonstrates significant talent and financial need

Cowles Fellowship  Awarded to an outstanding M.A. student at the Bard Graduate Center

Davis United World College Scholars  A scholarship established by Shelby M. C. Davis to support graduates of the Davis United World College international schools who demonstrate need and academic excellence

Muriel DeGré Scholarship  A scholarship given annually by family and friends in memory of Muriel DeGré, wife of Gerard DeGré, professor of sociology at Bard College from 1946 to 1968, and awarded to a deserving Upper College woman who exemplifies both scholarship and service to the community

Elaine de Kooning Memorial Scholarship  A graduate scholarship given annually in memory of Elaine de Kooning to deserving female students who show promise in painting, to enable them to study at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts; created by her family, friends, and former students to perpetuate the memory of a great teacher and an inspiring role model

Gonzalo de Las Heras Scholarship  Awarded to a student of exceptional ability in The Bard College Conservatory of Music  

Gonzalo and Kathy de Las Heras Scholarship  Awarded to a student in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program of The Bard College Conservatory of Music 

Berta and Harold J. Drescher Scholarship  A scholarship established to honor David E. Schwab II ’52, chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and awarded to a deserving student of high moral and intellectual stature

Dr. Marian Eisenberg Rudnick Dunn Scholarship  A scholarship named in honor of Dr. Marian Eisenberg Rudnick Dunn ’60 and awarded annually to a black or Hispanic student or a student from Brazil with a record of academic distinction

Dyson Foundation Scholarship  Scholarships for qualified and deserving students from the Mid Hudson Valley

Ralph Ellison Scholarship  A scholarship given annually, without regard to racial, ethnic, or other personal background or characteristics, to one or more deserving students who, in the judgment of the faculty and administration, have contributed significantly to the Bard College

Fred L. Emerson Foundation Scholarship  An endowed scholarship providing annual support to qualified and deserving students

Nesuhi Ertegun Scholarships in Music  Scholarships established in memory of Nesuhi Ertegun, who made a great contribution to American music and to jazz in particular, and awarded annually to qualified and deserving students with a serious interest in music, especially jazz and black American music

SLR Ertegun Foundation Scholarship  Scholarships given to students from Cambodia who participate in the Program in International Education (PIE)

Elsie and Otto Faerber Scholarship  A scholarship awarded in the name of Otto Faerber ’27, upon the nomination of the dean of students, to an individual with determination, a passion for exploration, and a willingness to perform community public service

Finisdore Family Scholarship  A scholarship established by Marcia Finisdore, mother of Elizabeth Ann Finisdore Rejonis ’89, to provide financial assistance to talented and deserving students who have a hearing loss as measured by professional audiological testing

Richard B. Fisher Fellowship  A fellowship given annually in memory of trustee Richard B. Fisher to a student of writing in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

Luis Garcia-Renart Scholarship  Awarded to an outstanding student in The Bard College Conservatory of Music who is actively involved in the Bard community

Seth Goldfine Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship given annually in memory of Seth Goldfine, who founded the Rugby Club at Bard, recognizing a student who displays outstanding leadership in academic work and athletics for the benefit of the entire Bard community

Eric Warren Goldman Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually to qualified and deserving students in the undergraduate program at Bard, preferably in economics or another field of social studies

Philip H. Gordon Family Moral Leadership Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually to students who have demonstrated moral leadership by actively opposing prejudice, discrimination, and violence

Richard D. and Nancy M. Griffiths Scholarship  A scholarship established by longtime Director of Buildings and Grounds Dick Griffiths and his wife, Nancy, for a talented and deserving student who has shown a deep appreciation for the Bard campus and an interest in environmental matters

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Minority Students  An endowed scholarship awarded to qualified minority students who otherwise might not be able to further their education

Warren Mills Hutchenson Endowed Scholarship in Religion  Awarded annually to students moderating in religion, established by his family in his memory for students who best exemplify Warren’s deep inquisitiveness, aptitude for the analysis of primary sources, and inspired, original thought

Walter B. James/New York Community Trust Scholarship  A scholarship given annually to one or more qualified students

Clinton R. and Harriette M. Jones Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student of the College, preferably in the field of religion

Stephen and Belinda Kaye Scholarship  Awarded to an outstanding piano student in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Paul J. Kellner Scholarships  Five scholarships awarded to students with limited resources, to enable them to attend Bard under the Excellence and Equal Cost (EEC) scholarship program

Kellner Hungarian Scholarships Three scholarships given to students from Hungary who are participating in the Program in International Education (PIE)

Stanley Landsman Fellowship  The Stanley Landsman Fund, established by the family and friends of Stanley Landsman, provides for a limited number of full and partial fellowships for students who are eligible for financial aid and are candidates for the master of fine arts degree from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

Stanley Landsman Scholarship  The Stanley Landsman Fund, established by the family and friends of Stanley Landsman, provides for two undergraduate scholarships to be awarded annually, on recommendation of the faculty, to a junior and a senior majoring in the visual arts.

Eugene M. Lang Scholarship Fund  A fund providing scholarship support based on need to students of promise, with preference given to minority students

Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation Scholarship  Awarded to a student of exceptional ability in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Clair Leonard Scholarship  A scholarship established by the friends of Clair Leonard, professor of music at Bard College from 1947 to 1963, in his name and memory, for excellence in the field of music

Mimi Levitt Scholarship  Awarded to a student in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program of The Bard College Conservatory of Music 

Levy Economics Institute Scholarships  Two full-tuition scholarships awarded each year to academically outstanding high school seniors committed to majoring in economics and renewable on condition of maintaining a B+ or higher grade point average

Leon Levy Scholarships  Scholarships based on superior academic and artistic achievement and awarded to second- or third-year students who demonstrate exceptional merit in written and oral expression, independent thinking and intellectual leadership, and breadth of interest in intellectual and artistic pursuits

M.A. Fellowship in Craft  Through a generous grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation, awarded to an outstanding M.A. student studying the history of American craft at the Bard Graduate Center

Arthur F. Martin Jr. Scholarship  A scholarship established in memory of Arthur F. Martin Jr. ’56 and awarded annually by his former classmates, friends, and teachers to a qualified and deserving student in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, with preference given to a student intending to enter medical school

George Martin/Hans Thatcher Clarke Scholarship  Awarded to an outstanding cellist in The Bard College Conservatory of Music who combines a love of music with concern for social justice

Math for America Fellowship  A fellowship awarded annually by Math for America to qualified students in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who demonstrate a commitment to working in the New York City public schools for four years

James J. McCann Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually, through the generosity of the James J. McCann Charitable Trust, to a qualified student or students from Dutchess County

Emerald Rose McKenzie ’52 Scholarship  A scholarship awarded in memory of Emerald Rose McKenzie ’52 to a female student who is committed to anthropology or sociology and gender studies and who demonstrates a strong commitment to humanitarian ideals

Katherine Lynne Mester Memorial Scholarship in Humanities  Awarded to students who carry on her spirit of generosity, her kindness, and her genuine love of learning. This scholarship has been established in her memory by her loving husband, Professor Joseph Luzzi, and her parents, Lynne and Fred Mester.

M.F.A. Alumni/ae Scholarship  Scholarships, created from contributions by Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts alumni/ae, awarded annually to one or more students in the M.F.A. program who have demonstrated financial need

Milners Fund Fellowship in Population Studies  A fellowship given to one or more graduate students in the Bard Center for Environmental Policy who demonstrate outstanding ability and serious commitment to the study of aspects of human population growth

The National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA) Fellowship  Awarded to an outstanding Bard Graduate Center student with a scholarly interest in art and antiques

New Albion Scholarship  Awarded to a composition student in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Open Society Institute Scholarships  Scholarships funded by the Open Society Institute as part of its Undergraduate Exchange Program, which enables students from countries of the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia to attend a college or university in the United States for one year

Jim and Mary Ottaway Scholarships  Awarded to two students of exceptional ability in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Jim and Mary Ottaway Scholarships  Two scholarships given to students from Russia who are participating in the Program in Inter­national Education (PIE)

Ottaway Student Exchange Fellowship  Occasional fellowships given to students at Bard or Bard’s partner universities to foster ­student exchange within the network

Paul J. Pacini Music Scholarship  A scholarship established by Paul J. Pacini and given annually to a deserving student majoring in classical music, preferably voice or composition

Charles and June Patrick Scholarship  A scholarship awarded annually to one or more qualified and deserving juniors who have contributed most to the general welfare of the College through participation in the athletic program

Petrie Fellowship  A scholarship awarded annually by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation to qualified students in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who demonstrate a commitment to working in the New York City public schools for at least five years

Photography Advisory Board Scholarship  A two-year scholarship given annually to one or more moderated Photog­raphy Program majors to cover the material costs associated with Upper College photo­graphic work

D. Miles Price Scholarship  Awarded to an ­outstanding student in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Mark Purlia Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship given by the parents of Mark Purlia ’71, in his name and memory, and awarded annually to a student who, in the judgment of the Division of Languages and Literature, best fulfills conditions of ability, character, and need

Reader’s Digest Foundation Scholarship  An endowed scholarship awarded to one or more Upper College students who have distinguished themselves in academic work

Stanley and Elaine Reichel Science Scholarship  A scholarship awarded to an outstanding and deserving student to complete an education in the sciences at Bard; provided as an offshoot of the Stanley and Elaine Reichel Fund for the Future of Science at Bard, which was created in 1989 by Stanley Reichel ’65 and Elaine Reichel to recognize the excellence of Bard’s Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Resnick Family Foundation Fellowship  A fellowship awarded annually to qualified students in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program who demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a high-needs school in the Central Valley of California for three years 

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Fellowship  Awarded to outstanding students in the Bard Graduate Center M.A. program

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Scholarship  A scholarship established by the parents of Ilene Resnick ’87 and given annually to a deserving student from either California or Pennsylvania who demonstrates exceptional academic promise

Betsy Richards Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship given by the parents and friends of Betsy Richards ’91, in her name and memory, and awarded annually to a student who is a music major and demonstrates a strong interest in the liberal arts

Rose and Kiernan Scholarship  Awarded to accomplished and deserving students

David and Rosalie Rose Scholarship  A scholarship awarded by the president of the College, upon the recommendation of the faculty, for academic excellence and commitment to high ideals in scholarship in the field of economics

William F. Rueger Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship named for William F. Rueger ’40, a devoted alumnus who served Bard College as chairman of the Board of Trustees and as a life trustee, and awarded to a student of the classics who demonstrates excellence in Greek or Latin

Daniel I. Sargent Memorial Fellowship  Awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate at the Bard Graduate Center. Established by Elaine Sargent in memory of her husband.

Mischa Schneider Scholarship  Awarded to a gifted young cellist in The Bard College Conservatory of Music

Dr. Scholl Foundation Scholarship  An endowed scholarship awarded annually to one or more individuals, preferably from the Midwest, who are identified as student leaders because of significant community service

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation Scholarship  A scholarship given to outstanding female Ph.D. candidates at the Bard Graduate Center

Seraphic Doctor Scholarship  A scholarship established by Johanna Shafer ’67 and Michael Shafer ’66 and awarded annually to a student who shows commitment to faith in God and to simplicity of lifestyle as exemplified by Saint Francis

Peter Jay Sharp Endowed Scholarship  Awarded annually to outstanding Ph.D. candidates at the Bard Graduate Center

Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Scholarship  A scholarship to a deserving student who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need

Shreiber Family Scholarships  Scholarships offered annually to deserving Russian students at Smolny College based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. The scholarships are named for Nicholas Shreiber (1910–1980), originally from St. Petersburg, and are given by his wife and children to support liberal arts education in that city.

Cooky Heiferman Signet Scholarship  A scholarship given by the parents of Esther Heiferman Signet ’56, in her name and memory, and awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student in the field of social studies

Marilyn M. Simpson Endowed Scholarship  Awarded annually to outstanding Ph.D. candidates at the Bard Graduate Center

Stephen P. Snyder Scholarship  A scholarship awarded to a student in the Division of Social Studies who has not only shown excellence in academics but also made a significant contribution to the life of the College and its community

C. V. Starr Scholarship  An endowed scholarship established to provide support for Bard students from abroad who demonstrate both need and academic excellence

Mary and Richard Sugatt Scholarship  A scholarship for students who have distinguished themselves in both the academic life of the College and the leadership of the student body

I. Brewster Terry III Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship established and endowed in 1987 by the classmates, friends, and family of I. Brewster Terry III ’38, in his name and memory, and awarded to students in the Upper College whose commitment to liberal learning manifests itself in distinguished work in both the classroom and the College community

Thomas Thompson Trust Scholarship  An endowed scholarship established to provide support for students performing community service in Rhinebeck, New York

Felicitas S. Thorne Scholarship  A scholarship given to a student from Smolny College, Russia, who is participating in the Program in International Education (PIE)

William E. Thorne Scholarship  A scholarship named for its donor and awarded to a student who intends to enter the ministry

Beth M. Uffner Scholarship  A scholarship awarded to a student who has shown perseverance toward facing the challenges of pursuing a college education and who displays serious interest in the arts

Hayden E. Walling Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship established by Bartlett Chappell ’37 as a memorial to the kindness and generosity of Hayden E. Walling ’39. Awarded to a senior or rising senior with at least a 3.0 grade point average and who is in danger of not finishing his or her course of study due to financial hardship.

Jonathon Weiss Scholarship in Drama Performance  A scholarship given by the parents of Jonathon Weiss ’89, in his name and memory, awarded annually to students matriculated in the Theater and Performance Program who show promise for a career in acting, directing, set design, or similar fields 

Werner Wolff Scholarship  A scholarship given annually in memory of Dr. Werner Wolff, professor of psychology at Bard from 1942 to 1957, by his former students and awarded to a deserving student for excellence in the field of psychology or anthropology

Wortham Foundation Scholarship  Provides fellowships for the Center for Curatorial Studies graduate program

Jane Fromm Yacenda Scholarship in the Arts  A scholarship given annually to a deserving student or students of painting whose work combines innovation with a love of craft