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As the academic year comes to a close, we invite you to empower tomorrow’s scholars by supporting BGC today.

At Bard Graduate Center, research thrives and innovation sparks. Our global community of emerging scholars, fueled by immersive learning experiences and supported by our renowned faculty, is shaping the future of decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

This academic year, we supported 38 master’s and 20 PhD students; this month, 18 master’s and 3 PhD students graduated from BGC. For many of these newly minted alumni, their journey to this important milestone was made possible because of the financial aid they received from BGC’s scholarship fund, which is crucial to their success now and in the future.

With over 75% of BGC students relying on financial support, we need your help to fuel their dreams. These bright minds are drawn to our unique object-based approach to teaching, research, and curation. Your donation directly empowers the next generation of thought leaders in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture:

“I found a home for my many passions at Bard Graduate Center. I was thrilled to find a place that encourages interdisciplinary thought and fosters the ability to find new angles to consider how objects are shaped and how they shape the world around us.”
—Lauryn Bolz, MA ’25

“Bard Graduate Center’s unique focus on objects themselves, partnerships with cultural institutions across the city and globe, and small, supportive community are key to my ability to do this work. I have valued and benefited from conversations with my fellow Bard students, professors, and our many distinguished guests, as well as the opportunities to put my research into practice with Bard gallery exhibitions.”
—David Gassett, PhD Candidate

Join us in fueling the passion of emerging scholars. Your contribution today ensures their success tomorrow.

Thank you for investing in the future of research and innovation at Bard Graduate Center.