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Annual Fund Scholars Program

A Special Opportunity

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

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.

The Reward

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