Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
George I. Alden Scholarship An endowed scholarship providing annual support to deserving studentsAlumni/ae Scholarship A scholarship given annually by the Bard College Alumni/ae Association to one or more students for excellence in scholarship and citizenship and awarded by the president on the recommendation of the facultyAmicus Foundation Scholarship An endowed scholarship awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student in the field of economicsLee B. Anderson Memorial Fellowship Awarded annually to outstanding students with interests in 18th- and 19th-century American or European decorative artsHannah 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 studentArtine Artinian Scholarship A scholarship established by Artine Artinian, professor emeritus of French, and given annually to talented and deserving studentsAssociation 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 Scholarships Awarded to qualified and deserving students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the artsBettina 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 psychologyHelen Walter Bernstein ’48 Scholarships Scholarships established by Helen ’48 and Robert Bernstein to enable two students from countries outside the United States to study at Bard, with preference given to deserving students with an interest in the performing or fine arts, or literatureSybil Brenner Bernstein Endowed Scholarship Given annually to a deserving Bard Graduate Center M.A. student who demonstrates exceptional talent for and love of the decorative artsHeinz and Elizabeth Bertelsmann Scholarship A scholarship awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student with a -serious interest in either politics or environmental studiesBitó Scholarship Awarded to six students from Hungary in the Bard College Conservatory of MusicHeinrich 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 studentJohn W. Boylan Scholarship in Medicine and Science A scholarship given to a premedicine or science major who maintains an interest in literature or music Joe Brainard Writing Fellowship Established in honor of the writer and artist Joe Brainard to fund writing students in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the ArtsKenneth 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 mathematicsJohn Cage Trust Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student of percussion in the Bard College Conservatory of MusicHarry J. Carman Scholarship A scholarship established in memory of Dr. Harry J. Carman and awarded to one or more students for general academic excellenceBonnie Cashin Endowed Fellowship Established by the estate of Bonnie Cashin to honor the life and career of the 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 reunionClass 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 BardClass 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, may not otherwise return to the CollegeJudith 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 needDavis 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 excellenceMuriel 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 communityElaine 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 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 statureDr. 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 distinctionDyson Foundation Scholarship Scholarships for qualified and deserving students from the Mid-Hudson ValleyRalph Ellison Scholarship A scholarship given annually, without regard to racial, ethnic, or other personal background or characteristics, to a deserving student or students who, in the judgment of the faculty and administration, have contributed significantly to Bard CollegeFred L. Emerson Foundation Scholarship An endowed scholarship providing annual support to qualified and deserving studentsNesuhi 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 musicElsie 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 serviceFinisdore 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 testingLouisa E. Fish ’59 Bronx Scholarship Awarded with preference to “a girl from the Bronx,” as she was. Louisa graduated from Bronx High School of Science and Bard College with the help of scholarships, and was a pioneer in the field of market research for more than three decades.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 ArtsLuis Garcia-Renart Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student in the Bard College Conservatory of Music who is actively involved in the Bard communitySeth 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 communityEric Warren Goldman 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 violenceRichard 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 mattersProfessor Jacob Grossberg Studio Arts Scholarship In memory of Professor Jacob Grossberg, established by his wife, Diane Sisson Baldwin ’66, and given to a deserving and promising student who has moderated into the Studio Arts ProgramJoseph J. Hartog Scholarship for Independent Study in Europe A scholarship awarded to a student in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts who has demonstrated significant talent, to enable independent study in Europe and a continuing dialogue with a European artist in his or her fieldWilliam Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship An endowed scholarship awarded to qualified minority students who otherwise might not be able to further their educationWarren Mills Hutcheson Endowed Scholarship in Religion Established by his family in his memory and awarded annually to students moderating in religion who best exemplify Warren’s deep inquisitiveness, aptitude for the analysis of primary sources, and inspired, original thought Walter B. James Fund / New York Community Trust 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 religionStephen 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 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 A scholarship providing support based on need to students of promiseLenore Latimer Scholarship In honor of Lenore Latimer, professor of dance and choreography at Bard College for 33 years, who was told at the age of seven she didn’t have the body to dance. Undaunted, she learned from and danced with a veritable who’s who of modern dance—a lifetime in the pursuit of the expressive beauty and power of the human body. Awarded to a moderated student in any division who best reflects the spirit of Lenore’s dedication and determination in pursuit of a life passion.Clair Leonard Scholarship A scholarship established by the friends of Clair Leonard, professor of music at Bard from 1947 to 1963, in his name and memory, for excellence in the field of musicNancy Leonard Scholarship A scholarship established by Professor Emeritus of English Nancy Leonard and given to a moderated student in Languages and Literature who has done interdisciplinary work of exceptional quality 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 pursuitsMurray Liebowitz Eastern European Scholarship A scholarship established by Murray Liebowitz, Bard College trustee and former overseer of Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, for Eastern European immigrants or the children of these immigrantsArthur 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, Mathe-matics, and Computing, with preference given to a student intending to enter medical schoolGeorge 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 justiceJames 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 CountyEmerald 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 idealsMarie McWilliams and Francis X. McWilliams ’44 Scholarship Established by Marie McWilliams and her brother Francis X. McWilliams ’44 in appreciation of the education and learning imparted to himKatherine 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.Milners Fund Canadian Scholarship A scholarship made possible through the generosity of the Milners Fund and awarded to a student for study during the summer or the junior year at a Canadian universityMilners 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 Jim and Mary Ottaway Scholarships Two scholarships given to students from any part of the world who are participating in the Program in Inter-national Education (PIE)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 compositionCharles 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 programPECO Curatorial Fellowship A yearlong fellowship allowing a student at the Bard Graduate Center to work closely with gallery staff on all aspects of preparations for upcoming exhibitionsPhotography Scholarship An endowed scholarship to benefit a talented and deserving photography studentMark 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 needReader’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 his or her education in the sciences at Bard. The scholarship is 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.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 promiseBetsy 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 artsDavid 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 economicsWilliam 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 LatinMischa Schneider Scholarship Awarded to a gifted young cellist in the Bard College Conservatory of MusicDr. Scholl Foundation Scholarship Awarded to one or more individuals, preferably from the Midwest, who are identified as student leaders because of significant community service Seraphic Doctor Scholarship Established by Johanna Shafer ’67 and Michael Shafer ’66 and awarded annually to a student who shows a 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 CenterMurray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Scholarship Given to a deserving student who demonstrates academic excellence and financial needCooky 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 studiesMarilyn M. Simpson Endowed Scholarship Awarded annually to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate at the Bard Graduate CenterStephen P. Snyder Scholarship Awarded to students in the Division of Social Studies who have not only shown excellence in academics but have also made a significant contribution to the life of the College and its communityMartin and Toni Sosnoff Scholarship A scholarship awarded to an outstanding student in the Bard College Conservatory of Music C. V. Starr Scholarship An endowed scholarship established to provide support for Bard stu-dents from abroad who demonstrate both need and academic excellenceMary 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 bodyI. 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 communityThomas Thompson Trust Scholarship An endowed scholarship established to provide support for students performing community service in Rhinebeck, New YorkFelicitas 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 ministryJoan Tower Composition Scholarship A merit scholarship, funded by a group of generous -donors in honor of faculty member Joan Tower’s 75th birthday and given to a composition student in the Bard College Conservatory of MusicBeth M. Uffner Scholarship Awarded to a student who has shown perseverance in facing the challenges of pursuing a college education and who displays a serious interest in the artsHayden E. Walling Memorial Scholarship A scholarship established by Bartlett Chappell ’37 as a memorial to the kindness and generosity of Hayden E. Walling ’39, who provided similar assistance during his time at BardPatricia Ross Weis ’52 Scholarship Created in honor of longtime trustee Patricia Ross Weis ’52 and awarded annually to a talented student who has excelled in Moderation in the social sciences and who upholds Bard’s values by ensuring a strong communityJonathon Weiss Scholarship in Drama Performance A scholarship given by the parents of Jonathon Weiss ’89, in his name and memory, and awarded annually to students matriculated in the Theater and Performance Program who show promise for a career in acting, directing, set design, or similar fieldsWillowbridge Associates Fellowship Scholarships awarded annually to outstanding students at the Bard Graduate CenterWindgate 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 CenterWerner 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 anthropologyWortham Foundation Scholarship Provides fellowships for the Center for Curatorial Studies graduate programJane 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