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Simon’s Rock strives to identify talented students who are ready to begin college early, and offer them a top-notch academic experience in an intimate setting. Embedded in this mission of Bard College at Simon’s Rock is a commitment to embodying diversity of all varieties.
The Annual Fund Scholars Program was established to support academically qualified students who could not otherwise afford to attend Simon’s Rock. The program matches donors who contribute $5,000 or more to the Annual Fund with a current student, providing a one-year scholarship named by the donor.
Supporters of the program receive updates from their scholar. Contributors are also invited to Honors Convocation, an annual October ceremony where scholarship recipients are recognized. At the reception, scholarship supporters and students have the opportunity to meet in person.
Since the program’s inception in 2011, dozens of alumni, parents and friends have sponsored an Annual Fund Scholar, and made a lasting difference in the life of a student who belongs at Simon’s Rock.
For more information about the Annual Fund Scholars Program, please call Rich Montone at 413-644-4776 or e-mail Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington MA 01230
While contributing to the Fund for Simon’s Rock has an immediate influence on the ability of the College to support current programs and scholarships, making a gift to the endowment will help secure the College’s financial standing and have an impact on generations of students.
Contact us to discuss giving to the Simon’s Rock endowment.
Elizabeth Blodgett Hall earned the reputation as a capable educational administrator devoted to the betterment of young people and a pioneer who was able to successfully translate her vision into an innovative and sustainable institution with her philanthropy.
Simon’s Rock established The Betty Hall Legacy Society to recognize the devotion and philanthropy of those who make provisions in their estate plans to sustain Simon’s Rock as the unique and innovative institution that allows bright, highly motivated adolescents to fully realize their intellectual and creative potential. You can help ensure the future of Simon’s Rock, while you secure your own finances in ways tailored to your age, your income and assets, and your vision of giving.
Simon’s Rock also accepts gifts in kind, and appreciates the support of all those who choose to contribute.