Endowed & Sponsored Graduate Scholarships

Regina Arnold Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship established by an anonymous donor in honor of Professor Regina Arnold to support the neediest students accepted into the Graduate Art of Teaching Program.

Louise Stevens Bryant Fellowship
An endowed fund established by a bequest to aid a woman graduate student from a traditionally underrepresented population.

Andrea Berger Kalodner Fund
An endowed fund established by a bequest from Andrea Berger Kalodner ’72 to provide scholarships to needy students age 28 years or older.

Gerda Lerner Scholarship Fund
An endowed fund established by former students, colleagues, and friends of Gerda Lerner, faculty member from 1968-1980 and founder of the Women’s History program, to provide financial aid to graduate students in Women’s History.

Thomas Lux Scholarship Fund
The Thomas Lux Scholarship Fund was founded to support poets in the Graduate Writing Program and to inspire writers and teachers of poetry. The establishment of this endowed fund has created a fundraising archetype for our graduate alumni. More than 200 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College have donated to the Thomas Lux Scholarship Fund. Each year this scholarship encourages new poets while honoring the many ways in which Thomas Lux’s work as a writer and teacher have enriched our community.

Joan H. Marks ’51 Endowed Fellowship Program in Human Genetics
Established in 2017 by Joan H. Marks ’51 and her husband Paul A. Marks, this endowed fellowship will be awarded annually to two students with demonstrated financial need entering the Human Genetics program, to support their tuition costs and provide clinical placement transportation stipends. This two-year fellowship will be awarded with preference to students who are US citizens from underrepresented populations.

Joan H. Marks ’51 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by the students and graduates of the Human Genetics Master of Science program to honor the tenure of Joan H. Marks ’51, program director from 1972 through 1998, for her extraordinary contributions to Sarah Lawrence and the profession of genetics counseling. To be awarded annually to one or more students entering the program.

Michele Tolela Myers Graduate Fellowship in Writing
The endowed fund was established in 2015 to honor President Emerita of the College Michele Myers, who retired in 2007. To be awarded annually to one first-year and one second-year student in Sarah Lawrence’s MFA Program in Writing.

Erica Musen Sanborn MS ’03 Graduate Scholarship in Human Genetics
A scholarship established by Kenneth and Janice Musen in memory of their daughter Erica Musen Sanborn MS ’03, to support outstanding students with financial need in the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics who share Erica’s commitment to disability awareness and/or pediatric genetic counseling; and to encourage diversity in the genetic counseling field.

Bessie Schönberg Scholarship Fund
A fund established by Mr. And Mrs. Dimitry V. Varley and former students of Bessie Schönberg to provide scholarship assistance for graduate dance students who intend to teach.

Schultz Foundation Human Genetics Fellowship Fund
An endowed fund established by the Schultz Foundation, providing financial aid to graduate students who could not otherwise afford to enroll in the Human Genetics program.

Vijay Seshadri Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Writing
This endowed fund was established by a group of alumni to celebrate Sarah Lawrence faculty member Vijay Seshadri, recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. It will provide tuition assistance to an exceptional MFA student with demonstrated financial need, studying poetry or creative non-fiction in Sarah Lawrence’s MFA Program in Writing.