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Bard College Announces The Marshall & Sterling Scholarship for Undergraduate Economics Majors

Mark Primoff
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Bard College announces a new scholarship for students wishing to study economics. Marshall & Sterling Insurance has given $20,000 to the College in order to fund the first year of the Marshall & Sterling Scholarship for Undergraduate Economics Majors. This scholarship supports Bard’s ongoing commitment to a need-blind admissions policy.

“Scholarship grants from Marshall & Sterling Insurance make it possible for us to maintain this policy, and for that we are extremely grateful,” stated Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Bard’s executive vice president and president of the Levy Economics Institute. “Scholarships are an essential tool in recruiting and retaining excellent students as well as reducing the financial burden of higher education. We thank Marshall & Sterling for the commitment they have made to this scholarship. Their generosity will make a profound difference in the lives of the students who receive their support.”

Bard’s financial aid policy is based on the premise that the College will accept all students who qualify for admission regardless of the amount of financial aid that they require. Many private colleges have discarded their need-blind admissions policies in recent years due to the steady increases in the scholarship funds such policies necessitate. Bard College remains firmly committed to a generous financial aid policy that encourages applications from outstanding students who would otherwise not be able to afford a private liberal arts education. Every student who is accepted by Bard and demonstrates financial need receives scholarship support.



Founded in 1860, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is an independent, nonsectarian, residential, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.A./ B.S. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music—and offers an M.Music in vocal arts and in conducting. Bard also bestows an M.Music degree at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College, a public school with campuses in New York City (Manhattan and Queens) and Newark, New Jersey; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State; M.A. in curatorial studies, M.S. in economic theory and policy, and M.S. in environmental policy and in climate science and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.




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This event was last updated on 01-08-2014