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Many students don't realize that the vast majority of those who apply to private colleges receive some form of grant or scholarship (and this doesn't include loans!). But much of this aid goes unused because students fail to complete their applications.

In 2016 alone, Bridgewater awarded more than $40,000,000 in academic scholarships and institutional grants.

Are you missing out?

Two clicks away from $20,000

Our research shows that almost one third of college applications are started but never completed. Beyond that, the largest pool of incomplete applications are only missing test scores (like the SAT or ACT) and high school transcripts.

Students are usually only "two clicks" away from finishing their applications and becoming eligible for financial aid and scholarship awards.

Simply visiting the College Board or ACT website and requesting that your test scores be sent to the College and then sending an email to your high school registrar is often all that stands in the way of significantly lightening the financial burden of attending college.

In fact, 99% of Bridgewater students receive some form of financial aid - and 95% of students received more than $20,000 in aid for the 2016-2017 academic year. Last year, the average institutional grant (not including any loans) was $24,053.

Next Steps

If you have applied to Bridgewater (or any college for that matter!) check to make sure you have completed your application and had your test scores and transcripts sent to the College.

If you have not yet sent your SAT or ACT scores to the school, then contact them and have your scores forwarded to us. You can log in to your College Board account here. You can find your ACT account login here. Bridgewater's SAT College Code is 005069. Our ACT College Code is 4342.

Some students and their families are overwhelmed by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We are happy to help walk you through all of the steps and can answer any questions you might have. To contact us, simply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to help.

Click here to access your application at any time

Don't "leave money on the table" when it comes to your college education! Bridgewater's goal has always been to help students and their families experience a rewarding and affordable college education.

Photo of Money

Many parents don't realize that the vast majority of students who apply to private colleges receive some form of grant or scholarship (and this doesn't include loans!). But much of this aid goes unused because students fail to complete their applications.

In 2016 alone, Bridgewater awarded more than $40,000,000 in academic scholarships and institutional grants.

Will your son or daughter miss out?

Two clicks away from $20,000

Our research shows that almost one third of college applications are started but never completed. Beyond that, the largest pool of incomplete applications are only missing test scores (like the SAT or ACT) and high school transcripts.

Students are usually only "two clicks" away from finishing their applications and becoming eligible for financial aid and scholarship awards.

Simply visiting the College Board or ACT website and requesting that their test scores be sent to the College and then sending an email to their high school registrar is often all that stands in the way of significantly lightening the financial burden of attending college.

In fact, 99% of Bridgewater students receive some form of financial aid - and 95% of students received more than $20,000 in aid for the 2016-2017 academic year. Last year, the average institutional grant (not including any loans) was $24,053.

Next Steps

If your son or daughter has applied to Bridgewater (or any college for that matter!) find out if they have completed their application and had test scores and transcripts sent to the College.

If they have not yet sent their SAT and ACT scores to the school, encourage them to do so. Bridgewater's SAT College Code is 005069. Our ACT College Code is 4342.

Some students and their families are overwhelmed by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We are happy to help walk you through all of the steps and can answer any questions you might have. To contact us, simply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to help.

Your student can access their application here at any time

Don't "leave money on the table" when it comes to your child's college education. Bridgewater's goal has always been to help students and their families experience a rewarding and affordable college education.

Jennifer Midgette ’08 Photo of Alum

Jennifer Midgette came to Bridgewater College because Bridgewater gave her a chance to succeed. She struggled initially and did not complete her first semester. Thanks to the encouragement of caring faculty, she came back for Interterm and spring and found her place in the Department of Communication Studies. She learned how to hold her own in class and to participate in class discussions, actively learning and sharing with those around her. She said her Bridgewater education “shaped the person I am today.”

After graduating in 2008 with her degree in communication studies, Midgette earned a second bachelor’s degree from Full Sail University in film and television production in 2010. Her desire to pursue a career in the news and entertainment industry led her to a career at NBC News. Following two promotions, she now holds the title of Technical Media Manager. She provides technical support for the editors and producers of shows including NBC Nightly News and the Today Show and other programs on channels such as MSNBC and Telemundo. Midgette said the communication skills she gained at Bridgewater “laid the groundwork for my current career.”

She comes back to campus as often as she can, attending Homecoming, reuniting with the communication studies faculty, interacting with current students and speaking to classes, and attending special events. “Bridgewater is a special place for me. Whenever I come back, a smile crosses my face when I see the campus entrance.”

Andrew Summers ’16 Photo of Alum

“The history professors at Bridgewater really made history come alive for me, and I strive to have that same influence with my students,” Andrew Summers ’16 said of his Bridgewater College experience. Andrew is beginning his second year as a history teacher at Harrisonburg High School, and he continues to reflect on the ways he was inspired during his time at Bridgewater.

He made the decision to come to Bridgewater based on the community he felt, and he cherishes the relationships he developed over the four years he spent at the College. “The relationships I created with professors and staff are what I think will have the longest impact on me. What they taught me outside of the classroom has really stuck with me,” he said.

As a student seeking secondary licensure to teach in grades 6-12, Andrew also completed multiple field experiences and student teaching through the College’s Teacher Education Program. This experience not only gave him valuable experience in the classroom, but also provided him with the connections in the local school systems that he would need as he searched for his first job.

Andrew is enthusiastic about coming back to BC and is excited to attend Homecoming, reconnect with faculty and classmates, and represent his class on the BC Alumni Association Board of Directors, which he joined this summer.

The College's Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator is Kristy Rhea (540-828-5741, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The Coordinator has the primary responsibility for managing the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under federal and state law regarding the accessibility of electronic information technology to individuals with disabilities.  The Coordinator leads the College’s IT Accessibility Task Force whose charge is to plan and execute a collaborative effort to promote IT accessibility and best practices campus-wide.   

Following is a list of current taskforce members:

  • Kristy Rhea, Director of Information Technology, Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Dr. Raymond "Chip" Studwell, Director of Academic Support and Disability Services (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Emily Goodwin, Instructional Designer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Cori Strickler, Learning Services Librarian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Tyler Weisman, Web Developer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Stephen Hockman, Digital Marketing Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • James McCumber,  Director of Athletic Media Relations (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Moshe Khurgel, Associate Professor of Biology (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Michele Strano, Associate Professor of Communications Studies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)