Explore some of these popular funds below that provide support and opportunities for current and future students. Whether equipment, study abroad opportunities, meal swipes, project funds, or the chance to take an unpaid internship, these funds help to define the Emerson experience and would not be possible without your generosity.

If you don’t see the fund you’re looking for, make sure to use the search function on our giving form!

Areas of Greatest Need

Our Giving Priorities

Our top priorities are to provide our students with the financial aid they need to continue their education. A gift to the COVID-19 Impact Fund, One Emerson Scholarship Fund, Empower Fund, or Momentum Scholarships will make an immediate impact on Emerson students and help us get closer to our $10 million goal.

Student Assistance Fund

The Student Assistance Fund makes small awards to help eligible students with indirect costs of attendance such as books, printing and copying, film, developing, other required course supplies, personal items, transportation, and food. This fund was established primarily through the generous support of Emerson staff and faculty members, demonstrating their commitment to the success of Emerson students inside and outside the classroom.

Student Assistance Fund (SAF) award amounts generally range in value from $10 to a few hundred dollars. Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students may apply. Applicants submit their requests to the Office of Student Success and must indicate the specific purpose(s) of their request, including item(s) and estimated costs, in the short online application.

Give to the Student Assistance Fund

Mary Burrill Diversity Scholarship

The Mary Burrill Scholarship was established in 2002 to honor Mary Burrill, the first woman of color to graduate from Emerson, and to promote and support diversity at the College. The scholarship is awarded to students in the incoming freshmen class from a diverse and/or economically disadvantaged background, and is renewable all four years.

Give to the Mary Burrill Diversity Scholarship 

The Lion's Fund (Athletics)

The Lion’s Fund supports the Athletic Department in areas of greatest need as determined by the Director of Athletics.*

*Donors can also support specific athletic teams by searching on giving.emerson.edu

Give to the Lion's Fund

School of the Arts Dean’s Fund

This fund was established to help the Dean meet the emerging needs of the School of the Arts at Emerson College. Funds are spent by the Dean of the School of the Arts at their discretion.

Give to the School of the Arts Dean’s Fund

School of Communication Dean’s Fund

This fund was established to help the Dean meet the emerging needs of the School of Communication at Emerson College. Funds are spent by the Dean of the School of Communication at their discretion.

Give to the School of Communication Dean’s Fund

The Marlboro Institute Fund

This fund was established to help the Dean meet the emerging needs of the Marlboro Institute at Emerson College. Funds are spent by the Dean of the Institute at their discretion.

Give to the Marlboro Institute Fund