The Cooper Union will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to inclement weather. Classes are cancelled and offices are closed.

Funding Resources

The Career Center offers an extensive, though not fully comprehensive, list of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for use by the Cooper community.

Cooper Union Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships Bulletin

In addition to this resource, the Career Center has a subscription to the Foundation Center's Grants to Individuals, an online database of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. If interested, please contact the Career Center to make an appointment to utilize this database. The subscription is limited to one user at a time and users need to be logged onto the system in the Career Center at 29 3rd Avenue, 3rd Floor.

The Career Center encourages grantseekers to research grants, fellowships, and scholarships maintained by other institutions. Two rich resources are the Office of Distinguished Scholarships, University of North Carolina, and the Michigan State University Libraries.

Grant applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize the Center for Writing as a resource for developing grant applications.

The Fulbright Program offers a wide variety of programs that are appropriate for students, faculty and staff. To learn more about them, please refer to The Cooper Union Fulbright Web page.

  • 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.