Scholarships 2018

Barnard’s Summer Pre-College Program offers 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 and are made on a rolling basis. 

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

Please note that we are offering a reduced application fee of $30 for students who complete their online application prior to January 20. After January 20, the application fee returns to $80.


Completed scholarship applications may be emailed to, faxed to 212-280-8796, 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 in early May. 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. Full scholarship decisions will be released on April 13, 2018. 

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.

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.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 23, 2018

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

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 (this form is a writable pdf - please type your responses into the form);

3) a signed copy of the parents’ and guardian's 2016 federal income tax (including all pages and schedules) or 2017 if you have received it;

4) a cover letter stating any significant changes in circumstances for your 2017 tax return, such as a loss of job, move to a new residence, or new job;

5) all applicable W-2(s).


If you are a staff member of a Community Based Organization and have questions about summer partnerships, please contact us by December 15th, 2017.