Scholarships 2015

Barnard’s Summer Pre-College Program will be offering a number of partial scholarship awards as well as one full scholarship for each program to residents and commuters. All scholarships are based on financial need. 

(A discount is available for daughters of Barnard College faculty and staff. Please check with BC HR for more information. )


DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 10, 2015 


To be considered for a scholarship, we must receive the following:

1) your completed Summer Program Application including transcript , letters of recommendation, and required application fee;

2) the Need-Based Scholarship Application Form

3) a signed copy of the parents’ and student’s 2013 federal income tax (including all pages and schedules) or 2014 if you have received it;

4) if using your 2013 return: a cover letter stating any significant changes in circumstances for your 2014 tax return, such as a loss of job, move to a new residence, or new job;

5) all applicable W-2(s)

Completed scholarship applications may be emailed to, faxed to 212-854-8867, or mailed to The Office of Pre-College Programs, Barnard College, Room 017 Milbank Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Decisions regarding partial scholarships will be released on a rolling basis with your admissions decision. Full scholarship decisions will be released on May 4, 2015. Should you be considered for a full-scholarship, we will notify you with your admissions decision, as well as inform you of a partial scholarship amount should you not receive the full scholarship.

Please note that you must check the box on your program application notifying us that you will apply for a scholarship. We will not accept any scholarship applications if a student has not notified our office on their program application.  If you have indicated that you are applying for a scholarship, we will  wait to review your program application until we have received your scholarship application.

You must be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen to apply for a scholarship. If you are working with and/or receiving additional aid from a community-based organization (CBO), please note this on your application form where indicated.  We do not offer fee waivers to any other applicants.

Barnard's policy for determining the financial need of students from divorced or separated families is based on the general principle that parents are responsible for the post-secondary education of their children to the extent that they are financially able. Divorce or separation of the natural parents does not absolve either parent from this obligation. If a parent is remarried, the financial circumstances of the entire new family unit are considered pertinent to the natural parent's ability to contribute to the cost of a Barnard education.

You should also speak with your high school guidance counselor about other sources of financial support that may be available.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 10, 2015