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Summer Special Programs

Make a Gift to Summer at Skidmore

We invite you to invest in the educational and artistic ventures 
explored through Summer at Skidmore

Support Decoda

Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

A gift to the Decoda │ Skidmore Chamber Music Institute helps foster musicianship, ambassadorship and citizenship in young musicians. Students in this two-week Institute improve their chamber music skills and learn how to share their passion for music with others.



Support Writers

NYS Summer Writers Institute

Each year, the NYS Writers Institute's student body is composed of a wonderfully diverse mix of individuals all sharing a common passion for writing and personal growth. Your gift to the New York State Summer Writers Institute will ensure that the Institute can continue to open its doors to gifted writers who might not otherwise be able to attend.



Support Young Writers

NYS Summer Young Writers Institute

The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute brings top-notch high school writers from all over the United States to Skidmore College for an intense week of literary creativity each year. Gifts from generous donors have enabled us to award scholarships each year to teenage writers who would otherwise not be able to attend the program.



Support PreCollege

Pre-College Program in the Liberal Arts

You can make a difference in a student's life. The Skidmore Pre-College Scholars Fund provides scholarships for talented high school students to attend our Pre-College Program designed to prepare students for college success.



Support Jazz

Skidmore Jazz Institute

Each summer talented young musicians are brought to their next level of musicianship at the Skidmore Jazz Institute. To encourage diversity, the Institute established a scholarship fund to attract students with promise who would otherwise be unable to attend. Your gift today will support the jazz artists and educators of tomorrow.



Support Dance

Summer Dance Workshop

Young dancers in this program have the rare opportunity to study intensely with world-renowned artists and receive top level training in Skidmore's state-of-the art facilities. A gift to the Summer Dance Workshop will ensure we continue to make this workshop available to aspiring young dancers who lack the funds to pay for this life-changing experience. 



Support Special Programs

Special Programs General Fund

We invite you to invest in the teaching and learning that takes place at Skidmore through the Office of Special Programs, a truly innovative unit of the College. The OSP encourages academic innovation and experimentation, and serves as a resource for lifelong learning.