The mission of the Bard Graduate Center Student Emergency Fund (BGCSEF) is to provide relief from extraordinary financial stress and enable students to maintain engagement in their BGC research and academic careers.

The BGCSEF was created in April 2020 by faculty, staff, alumni, board members, and friends joining together to support Bard Graduate Center students who find themselves in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. At BGC, we are deeply committed to ensuring that students are given every opportunity to succeed, in and out of the classroom, regardless of obstacles presented by unpredicted life events. Funds from the BGCSEF are available to support any current Bard Graduate Center student.

The fund aims to assist students who are experiencing unexpected, significant challenges, despite their efforts to be adequately financially prepared. Unforeseen circumstances may include, but are not limited to, a substantial loss of family income, bereavement or other personal emergency travel, required educational supplies, or urgent personal needs.

Currently matriculated MA and PhD students at BGC who need assistance should email [email protected] or complete the request form. All BGCSEF requests will be reviewed weekly, on a confidential basis, by a committee of BGC faculty, staff, and board members.

Request support from the BGC Student Emergency Fund (for current BGC students only).

BGC Student Emergency Fund Committee Members:
Samantha Baron, Director of Administration
Keith Condon, Director of Admissions and Student Affairs
Brandy Culp (MA ’04), BGC Board Member
Nancy Druckman, BGC Board Chair
Benjamin Krevolin, Chief Advancement Officer
Professor Deborah L. Krohn, Chair of Academic Programs
Professor Peter N. Miller, Dean

[email protected]
Funding Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)