You Can Sponsor-A-Student and Open the Door to Success One Student at a Time

In today’s complex society and evolving workplace, an education is more important than ever. It is increasingly difficult for many students and their families to afford the costs of college. Too many students have to rely on loans that later undermine their ability to pursue careers in the helping professions – like education and social work – and still service their debt load. At Bridgewater, we want deserving students to have access to all the opportunities we offer – and we want them to have access now when they need it most.

Donors who support scholarships are crucial to our mission, enabling us to address an urgent need and make higher education more obtainable for more deserving students.

You can support scholarships by giving a gift of any size to the Bridgewater Fund

Give to the Bridgewater Fund

You may also Sponsor-A-Student directly with a leadership gift of $1,000.

Your gift of $1,000 or more will be awarded in its entirety as a scholarship to an individual student (like Haley) in the following fiscal year – and the award can be named after yourself or anyone else of your choosing. You can sponsor the same student during each of his or her years at BSU with a multi-year pledge to the program.

As a sponsor, you will receive a packet of information about the student who receives your scholarship award. More importantly, you are invited back to campus for a celebration event that brings donors and their sponsored students together. This is a great opportunity to see the tremendous positive impact of your generosity. 

Too many students are at risk of not finishing college because they don’t have enough money. These students are working – sometimes multiple jobs – but it’s not enough. They apply for financial aid and they still struggle. You can be part of the solution by Sponsoring-A-Student today. Your gift can be an outright gift of $1,000 or a monthly or quarterly pledge.

Contact Betsy Dubuque at 508.531.2100 or with questions.

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You may also endow a scholarship to make a lasting impact.

An endowed scholarship is an enduring way to perpetuate your values for generations to come. With a gift of $25,000 or more, you can specify criteria for your gift, and the income it generates is then used to provide annual scholarship support for students who meet your criteria – in perpetuity. The gift can be endowed in your name or in the name of someone you would like to honor – and BSU will provide annual financial statements and information about your scholarship recipients.

Call Mary Abbott at 508.531.1288 or contact her by email at to learn more about endowing a scholarship.