Endow a Scholarship

Building a Legacy

Help Barnard meet its commitment to providing financial aid to all qualified applicants by endowing a scholarship in your name or to commemorate or honor a graduating daughter, a family legacy, or another important individual.

These funds are permanently invested in Barnard’s endowment. Each year, an amount equal to approximately five percent of the fund’s value is made available in the College’s operating budget for financial aid, providing much-needed student support.

You will receive an endowment report each year that includes a financial update on your scholarship fund and biographical information about each student chosen to receive the award. You will also have the opportunity to meet your student recipient at Barnard’s annual Scholarship Celebration or, if you prefer, through a private meeting at your convenience.

Endowed scholarships start at $125,000 and are payable over a period of up to five years.


Provides a full Barnard grant to a student of greatest need. Yields an estimated $62,500 annually.


Yields an estimated $25,000 annually.


Yields an estimated $12,500 annually.


For your scholarship to have immediate impact, $100,000 will be designated for endowment and $25,000 for current-use until your Fund reaches the full amount. Yields an estimated $5,000 annually.

To learn more about making an endowed gift for student support, contact Beth Mauro, Executive Director of Principal Giving, at 212.870.2535 or bethmauro@barnard.edu.

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