“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens
The mission of the Bard Student Emergency Fund (BSEF) is to provide relief from undue financial stress so that students and their families can remain engaged in their college careers at Bard College in Annandale.
The Bard Student Emergency Fund (BSEF) was created in March 2020 as a result of faculty and staff joining together to support students in need at Bard College in Annandale, and as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. At Bard, we are committed to ensuring students are given every opportunity to succeed in and out of the classroom without the stress of unpredicted life challenges. The BSEF is available to any matriculated Bard student at the Annandale campus.
The fund aims to assist students who are experiencing unforeseen challenges throughout their semester, despite their effort to be adequately prepared financially. Unforeseen circumstances may include but are not limited to: the loss of an immediate family member, an unexpected but emergent trip home, required educational supplies, or urgent personal needs. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who need assistance should email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the request form here. All BSEF requests are reviewed on a weekly basis by a committee of Bard faculty and staff.