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Bennington College

Bennington College is pleased to partner with the California State Summer School Arts Foundation (CSSSAF) to offer a $10,000 scholarship to an exceptional CSSSA alumnus/a who is accepted to Bennington. This is a renewable award that is in addition to any other merit or need based grants and scholarships the student qualifies for, and is designed to cover a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met.

Quick Facts - Academic Year 2014-15
Campus Size: 755
Campus Setting: Rural
Location: Bennington, VT
Tuition: $48,220
Room/Board: $14,200
Net Price: $31,995
Priority Deadline: January 15
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Majors:
First, graduate-style academic advising allows students to map a territory for study and practice that goes beyond the bounds of a traditional major and serves them at Bennington and after graduation. Students work closely with an advisory committee of three faculty to guide their progress over four years and to ensure that their plan of study is challenging, academically sound, and significant. Areas of study include: Advancement of Public Action, Dance, Drama, Environment, Languages, Literature, Music, Science, Mathematics, Computing, Society, Culture, and Thought, and Visual Arts. 

Philosophy

Bennington College distinguished itself early as a vanguard institution within American higher education. It was the first to include the visual and performing arts in a liberal arts education, and to integrate work in the classroom with work in the field. Bennington graduates are notably confident in their capacity to engage and succeed in the world because, at Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable.

Bennington is a highly engaged community of active makers and practitioners, regardless of their field. The faculty and administration are mentors and peers ready to engage with students’ work in addition to being subject matter experts. The Bennington community extends far beyond the campus, offering connections to alumni, colleagues, and employers around the world.   

Bennington is the only liberal arts college in the country to require an annual internship since its founding. For two months every winter, students work with an organization or institution of their choosing, anywhere in the world, to apply what they have learned on campus and to focus what they study and make at Bennington. Bennington alumni have an outsized impact on the world’s stage. In recent years, Bennington graduates have won two Pulitzer Prizes in literature, three Guggenheim Awards, a National Institute of Mental Health “Innovative New Scientist” grant, and three Emmy Award nominations, among others.

For more information vist, www.bennington.edu. 

Bennington/CSSSA Coordinator 
Libby Hux 
Associate Dean of Admission (CSSSA alumna)
802-440-4316