The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

This new fund, created by a generous donor, has two main purposes:  to assist students who wish to enroll in courses in the humanities* at Baruch but lack the financial means to do so; and to enable classes in the humanities at Baruch to participate in extra-curricular activities that enrich students’ intellectual experience and understanding of their coursework. 

Funds are allocated by a committee lodged in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that meets several times a year to review applications (see attached) by members of the Baruch community.  Student applications for tuition support in the fall or spring semester should be made as early as possible in the registration process, preferably before the due date for tuition payment.  Applications from faculty for course activity support should be made as early as possible, but worthy applications will be accepted until the last month of the semester in question.

Members of the committee for the academic year 2015-16 are Paula Berggren, Professor Emeritus of English; Susan Tenneriello, Associate Professor of Theater; and Boo Choi, Director of Administrative and Financial Services for the Weissman School.

Student grants will be credited directly to the Bursar to cover the funded cost of tuition, not to exceed $750.  Funding for extra-curricular class activities will cover visits to museums, theaters, concerts, or other approved events; students will be expected to contribute a modest sum toward the costs of admission.  Funding does not cover transportation or food and will be capped at approximately $40 per student. 

*“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

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