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Dear Friends, Members, Colleagues,

Every year, emerging scholars from around the world are drawn to Bard Graduate Center. They come to study with our accomplished faculty and to immerse themselves in advanced object-based teaching, research, and the curation of decorative arts, design history, and material culture. These scholars will go on from BGC to transform their fields at leading institutions nationally and internationally.

This May, 14 students will receive degrees from BGC; 12 masters and two doctoral degrees. The majority of these students could not have reached this important milestone were it not for the financial aid they received from BGC’s scholarship fund. That support is critical to our students’ success now and in the future.


Recent financial aid recipients have noted how meaningful it is for them to receive support through BGC’s scholarship fund:

          “The MA program has truly been all that I hoped for—rigorous and supportive, focused and expansive. Without the financial support provided by [this] Fellowship, my participation in the BGC Master’s program would not be possible. I cannot express enough how grateful I am.”  -Anna (BGC MA ’23)

           “I will do my best to make the most of this opportunity. I hope that one day I will be in a position to pay it forward and provide the same support and encouragement to others.” -Luli (BGC MA ’23)

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our new graduates and welcoming the class of 2025 with a generous donation today. Your gift provides our emerging scholars with the support they need to reach ever more milestones and meet continued success in all their future endeavors.

Thank you for generously supporting our students and the mission of BGC!