Endowed Scholarships

Scholarship Funds

With a gift of at least $100,000, you may name an endowed scholarship fund. These funds provide financial assistance to Cooper Union students. In perpetuity, Cooper Union will award the fund’s earnings in the form of a named scholarship based on student merit and financial need. The support from your endowed scholarship fund will enable a student to cover the high cost of living in New York City.

Faculty and Student Fellowships

In addition to endowed scholarships, you may also establish endowed faculty and student fellowships with a minimum gift of $25,000.  Fellowships support research projects, thesis work and travel and study abroad.

Click here to view a list of endowed scholarships and fellowships as well as other funds recently established by The Cooper Union’s generous supporters.

To discuss your gift and other funding opportunities, please contact Jeanne Lunin, Director of Development, at (212) 353-4107 or jlunin@cooper.edu.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.