The Commons

Reasons to Give

Your experience at the Bennington Writing Seminars was no doubt transformative and deeply personal (some describe it as magical). Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Writing Seminars so other students can experience that same magic.

Each term we award scholarships to incoming students based on a combination of merit and need. Your gifts ensure others will have a similarly transformative experience. All funds are raised from alumni and your generosity demonstrates the collaboration and support that defines the Writing Seminars.

Your gift goes directly toward scholarships.

The Writing Seminars Alumni Fund is used to fund all scholarships, but if you'd like to designate your gift to a specific area of need, here are three important ways to do so: 

  • Scholarships for Poets—A gift of any size will help us attract the best poets to Bennington. 

  • Diversity Scholarship Fund—Scholarships for writers whose voices have been traditionally marginalized, including renewal of the PEN Emerging Voices Scholarship. 

  • Writing Seminars Alumni Fund—Supports scholarships across the genres.

Your gift today has immediate impact. You may designate your gift via the drop down menu. Please join us by giving generously.

Ways to Give


Giving to Bennington Writing Seminars is easy and appreciated.

Make an online gift to Bennington today.

By Phone

Call our office at 800-598-2979.

We look forward to hearing from you and can guide you through the process.

By Mail

Bennington Writing Seminars c/o Bennington College
Institutional Advancement
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

* specify MFA in Writing in the note on your check

Plan your legacy

Planned giving is one way to ensure your philanthropy is in line with your life’s work.

Find out more about the myriad ways you can plan your gift.


Triple the Impact

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Gift of Stock or Wire Transfer

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The Federal Tax ID number for Bennington College is 03-0179414