The GSAS Annual Fund provides flexible support for students enrolled at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The fund comprises the Dean’s Discretionary Fund and the Annual Fund. It is spent down each year to support current graduate students, and is fundamental to the vibrancy of intellectual and student life at Columbia.
The generosity of GSAS alumni has always been vital to the fulfillment of the school’s responsibility to take Columbia graduate education and graduate student life to new heights. Please make a gift to GSAS to support graduate education today. GSAS is committed to providing our students and faculty with every resource possible to perform groundbreaking work in their chosen fields.
GSAS Giving Opportunities
- GSAS Annual Fund – Any Amount
Provide critical funding for financial aid and other areas of the greatest immediate need.
- Dean’s Discretionary Fund – Any Amount
Provide the Dean with the flexibility to respond quickly to emerging needs at GSAS, through both new initiatives and ongoing projects.
- Fellowship Fund for International Students – Any Amount
Provide funding for summer research for international students who are not eligible for US federal funding.
- Fellowships in Academic Administration (current use) – $5,000
Fund internships for advanced doctoral students in administrative offices across Columbia’s campuses and New York City, enhancing their career preparation by introducing them to the day-to-day operations of the university and the private sector.
- Master’s Degree Fund (Current Use) – $25,000
Create a fund to support master’s students each year, allowing GSAS to attract the best students regardless of their financial circumstances.
- Endowed Partial GSAS Fellowship – $250,000
Establish a fellowship to invest in and train future generations of professors, scholars, artists, and scientists. Fellowship support allows our students to focus on their areas of research and realize their full potential, and increases the number of students who will have the opportunity to study at one of the nation’s most distinguished graduate schools.
- Full Graduate Fellowship – Minimum $1 Million
Establish an endowed, named full graduate fellowship to ensure that GSAS continues to attract the world’s best students. A full graduate fellowship will support an academic field of the donor’s choosing while providing lasting and permanent support for a talented scholar to pursue his or her research.
For more information on giving to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, please contact Talya Westbrook at tw2419 [at] columbia.edu or (212) 851-9927.