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Student Access

Give to ensure every student has the chance to create.

Our first priority is making sure all students of talent who share our passion have access to an Emerson education—regardless of their ability to pay. Demand for an Emerson education has never been greater. In 2018, more than 10,000 students applied for just 850 seats in the College's freshman class. More than half of these students rely on scholarship aid to make an Emerson education possible. And while we provide a remarkable array of financial assistance, we are not able to meet the total financial need of all.

Contributing to Student Access at Emerson will not only help open Emerson to exceptionally talented students who have the passion, intelligence, focus, and civic-mindedness to become leaders in their fields—it will ensure they have the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Now, more than ever, we must do more to make an Emerson education accessible to all students of talent. Give to empower every Emersonian to unleash their potential and transform the world.

Give voice to students who deserve the transformative experience of an Emerson education.

You can provide financial means to our diverse, multifaceted community of artists and communicators through new scholarship funding, graduate fellowships, and enrichment opportunities like:

  • Emerson Enhancement Fund: Seeded with a generous gift from Leo and Patti Wheeler Hindery, your contribution to this fund enables undergraduate and graduate students to attend conferences, travel abroad, and otherwise enrich their learning experience—and it’s only open to students from families of limited means.
  • Student Assistance Fund: A gift to the Student Assistance Fund helps students with the indirect costs of attending Emerson. This could include the price of books, print and copy costs, film developing, other required course supplies, transportation, and food.
  • Named Funds & Scholarships: There are a number of ways to support scholarships at Emerson, from contributing to an existing Named Fund to establishing a new Term Scholarship, Endowed Scholarship, or Trustee Diversity Scholarship.