Barnard Bound provides a taste of both Barnard College and New York City for promising young women who are high school seniors and self-identity as students of color (defined as individuals from Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, bi- and multi-racial backgrounds), especially those students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit.
Not only will students get a feel for student life at Barnard and the admissions and financial aid processes with an Open House on Monday, but they’re spending the weekend in New York City! They’ll spend the first two days touring parts of Manhattan. If they’ve never been, it’s a great way for them to experience the city and get an idea of what college life in a big city has to offer.
Students must complete the online Barnard Bound Student Application. Please note that students will be unable to save and return to this application before submission, so they should be prepared to complete and submit their application in one sitting. Have your students review and draft answers for the short answer/essay prompts below before starting the application.
1) In a well-developed paragraph, explain why you are considering Barnard College. (Limit your response to 200 words or less.)
2) Write a response to ONE of the following questions:
a.) Describe a circumstance or situation that challenged you and how you resolved the situation
b.) Tell us about how you try to make an impact in your community. What are the problems or obstacles that you see and how have you tried to influence change? (limit your response to 500 words or less).
In addition to the application, the student’s guidance counselor or mentor at a college access organization must submit the Barnard Bound Adviser Recommendation to nominate a student.
Note: Please encourage your advisees to write their responses in a word document and paste them into the application when ready to complete and submit.
Finally, a transcript must be sent with the nomination form (this may be an unofficial transcript). Transcripts and forms may be scanned and emailed or faxed. Please do not send forms or transcripts via postal mail.
The deadline for the student application and all supporting materials is Friday, June 12th, 2015. Applications should be submitted online and transcripts and supporting documents should be sent by e-mail (preferred) or by fax (to 212-854-6220).
Travel grants are made available for students outside of the New York City metro area who demonstrate significant financial need and meet Barnard Bound admission criteria (this includes the potential to succeed at Barnard). Advisers and students will be asked for basic financial information at the time of application to determine qualifications. Travel grant recipients will be notified at the time of program admission.
Expenses for program-related events, subway passes, and meals will be covered by Barnard College for all attendees.
Admitted students will be notified via email by mid-August so that travel arrangements can be made in advance.