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Ways to Give | Your Gift at Work | Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist | Current Scholarships | Give Now!

Each year, more than 75% of Bennington students receive financial assistance from the College. Scholarships established in honor or memory of a member of the Bennington community provide much-needed financial support for this group of talented and deserving students.

Scholarship monies are provided in one of two ways: gifts in which the entire fund is available for immediate use, and endowed gifts in which the principal remains in tact while the interest it generates serves as the source for an award year after year. For more information about establishing a new scholarship fund or contributing to one of our existing scholarships, please contact the Office of External Relations at 800-598-2979 or email Susan Corcoran.

  • “Bennington has allowed me to open my mind and to become connected with the world. Your support of the College is exciting and inspiring.” –Marisa Prefer ’10, 2009 recipient of the Sandra Kesselman Slotnik ’61 Scholarship
  • “Bennington has done wonders for me on an academic and personal level. It has challenged me, enlightened me, strengthened me… Thank you for helping to provide me with the tools necessary to live my dream!” –Sara Lewis ’10, 2009 recipient of the Valerie Reichman Aspinwall ’59 Scholarship
  • “Bennington has taught me that my job as an artist is not the search for answers; rather it is the search for new questions. … With the help of people like yourself, my exploration continues.” –Jason Murphy ’09, 2009 recipient of the Elizabeth Reed Keller ’38 Memorial Scholarship