Scholarship Giving

named scholarships

What does it take to make a Cooper student’s dreams reality?  
The tuition cost of a Cooper education is currently $44,550 per year. Each student receives at least $22,275 (50%) annually in tuition scholarships from The Cooper Union. Additional financial aid is dependent on the generosity of our donors.

Provided we meet the financial targets of our ten-year plan to reinstate full-tuition scholarships, Cooper will continue increasing scholarship coverage until all students are able to attend tuition-free. As a result of donor giving, The Cooper Union is currently able to cover, on average, 80% of students' tuition based on financial need.  Nearly half of our student body receives full-tuition scholarships as Peter Cooper intended.   
We’re proud of our progress, and with your support we can do even better!

Make a gift today and help us provide more full-tuition scholarships for our students.

A gift of $250,000 or more is required to create a named endowed, unrestricted scholarship fund, and $500,000 for a named endowed, restricted scholarship at The Cooper Union. A minimum of $25,000 is required to create a named current use scholarship. Contact us to learn how you or a loved one can establish a new named scholarship, or support an existing one, today. 

We are deeply grateful for the family of supporters who have contributed to Annual Fund Scholarships over the years as well as those who have established or supported the scholarships listed below. 

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture  

Abhiraj Bhoyar Scholarship 
Estate of Francis Black Endowed Scholarship 
Gus and Helen Condaris Scholarship
Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship 
Robert E. Hawks Scholarship
John Q. Hejduk Scholarship 
Hewitt 80th Birthday Scholarship
Beth Kramberg and Arthur Kramberg Endowed Scholarship
Bill Lacy Scholarship
Mari Souval Architecture Scholarship
Parvaneh Tehrani Scholarship  
Anonymous Scholarship

The School of Art  

2023 Anonymous Donor Scholarship
Danny Arje Memorial Scholarship 
Daniel Arsham A’03 Scholarship
Daniel Arsham and StockX Next Generation Scholarship
Alice Nobel Ball & Francis M. Ball Sr. Scholarship 
Bileck & Nelligan Scholarship
Booth Ferris Scholarship
Ruth Light Braun Scholarship 
William and Mary Jane Brinton Scholarship 
Frank Chesek Memorial Scholarship  
Mary Walter Cooper Scholarship 
Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Scholarship 
James E. Craig Scholarship
Arlene Poling D’Arienzo ’56 Scholarship 
Paul Dandwerth Family 
Jane E. and Donald W. Deed Art School Scholarship 
Pearl Dorn Endowed Art Scholarship 
The Alice T. DuBois Scholarship, in honor of her father, James Trimble 
Antonya Eisen Memorial Scholarship 
Roberta S. Feuerlicht & Herbert A. Feuerlicht Scholarship 
Loring Eutemy Scholarship
Barbara White Fishman Endowment
Grace Diller Gibbs Scholarship
Evelyn Graber Scholarship 
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship 
Abraham Hersh Art Scholarship 
Eleanor G. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship 
Charles Ingraham Student Aid Fund 
Elizabeth D'Hauteville Kean Scholarship 
Richard Knox Scholarship
Mollie Levenstein Scholarship 
Laura Miller Margolius '42 Memorial Scholarship 
Sylvia Drucker Mavis Endowed Scholarship
Alphonse Normandia Scholarship 
Rosemary Okun Scholarship 
Peter Ostuni Scholarship 
Reader’s Digest Foundation Scholarship
Hazel A. Robinson Scholarship 
Louis Roeth Scholarship
Lillyan deCaro Santo Scholarship 
School of Art Tuition Scholarship 
Estate of Harold Sosnow Art Scholarship / Sosnow Family Endowment
Solon E. Summerfield Foundation Scholarship
Russell, Elsie, and Donald Sweet Memorial Scholarship 
Until All are Free Scholarship 
Irma Weiss Tuition Aid Scholarship
Henry Wolf Scholarship 
Women’s Centennial Union Scholarship 

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering  

Jerome L. Ablon Scholarship
Arcement Family Fund Scholarship
Bank of N.Y. Minority Scholarship
Edward J. Barlow Scholarship 
Robert W. Bassemir Scholarship
Dean Eleanor Baum Scholarship 
H. Carl Bauman Scholarship 
Meredith B. Blaustein Memorial Scholarship 
Helen Janet Bliss Scholarship
Kenneth Bridbord and Maryanne Lachat Endowed Scholarship  
Catherine E. Campbell Scholarship
Leon Chernick Scholarship 
Tunny Chin Memorial Scholarship 
John and Fedora Chironna Memorial Scholarship 
Class of 1995 Engineering Scholarship
Horacio Cundari Scholarship 
Walter J. Dauksher EE’51 Scholarship
Jane E. and Donald W. Deed Engineering School Scholarship 
Dr. Franklin W. Diederich Memorial Scholarship 
Frank J. Donovan Scholarship 
Margaret and Frederick Dornheim Scholarship
Herbert E. Ennis Engineering Scholarship 
Alan Fortier CHE'79 Scholarship 
Margaret Lappin Fich Scholarship 
Mary Jane and Frederick W. Gettler, Jr. Scholarship 
Roger Gilmont Scholarship 
Robert Greenwald Memorial Scholarship 
William Grimshaw Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering 
Dr. Michael S. Gross Scholarship 
Elizabeth and Robert Hammond Engineering Scholarship 
Paul Heller ME’51 Scholarship
Julian Hirsch Scholarship
Irving Karp Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
Fanny & Irving Katz Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering 
Laudy Scholarships 
Ilan Levi ’65 Endowed Scholarship
Raymond Luke Endowment
Henry & Gertrude Mankin Mechanical Engineering Scholarship 
Enio F. Minervini ME 1960 Scholarship
Robert P. Muhlsteff Scholarship 
Pio Nardone Scholarship 
John O’Rourke Scholarship 
William H. Okun Scholarship
Emil J. Pansky Engineering Scholarship 
Emil Parente Scholarship 
Oscar Parr CHE’43 Memorial Scholarship
William F. Partridge Scholarship 
John F. & Olga Petrowsky Memorial Scholarship 
Radio Club Scholarship
Rafal Chemical Engineering Scholarship 
Carmin R. and Adrienne Rosato Endowment
Jack and Lewis Rudin Endowed Scholarship
Emanuel Salma Memorial Scholarship
William H. Sandholm Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Walter L. Schwartz Scholarship
Richard Slember Engineering Scholarship
Dr. Max Solomon Shapiro Scholarship
The Spater Family Endowed Scholarship
Sol Tanne Scholarship 
Arlene and Irving Tashlick Endowed Scholarship
Jesse & Nina Tegethoff Scholarship 
Peter Torraco Biomedical Engineering Scholarship 
Ralph Torraco Student Aid Fund 
Martin Trust ME’56 Scholarship 
Frederick Urban Memorial Scholarship 
Clyde H. Walker Family Scholarship
Dale Zand Family Endowment Scholarship
Dale & Charlotte Zand Scholarship 


David D. Ackerman Scholarship 
Irwin & Lillian Appel Endowment for Financial Aid 
Henry Arnold Scholarship
Abdul Azimi Memorial Scholarship
Leonard W. Beck Endowed Scholarship 
Jacqueline Bernstein and Marvin Weiner Scholarship
Frances & Max Birnbaum Scholarship 
Robert C. Bosch Scholarship 
Robert Byrd Scholarship
Catherine E. Campbell & Maria L. Campbell Scholarship 
Grace, Bruna, Lutfi Celkupa, and Marie Hudak Celkupa Scholarship 
The Chubb Corporation Scholarship 
Myron Coe Scholarship
William Cordiano Scholarship
CV Starr Endowed Scholarship
CV Starr Financial Aid Endowment
CV Starr Scholarship
Ismar David Architecture and Art Scholarship 
Julius Dingenthal Scholarship 
Abraham Drabkin Student Aid Fund 
Edward Durbin Scholarship 
Estate of Kathleen Gerla Scholarship 
Samuel & Sally Gilman Scholarship 
Estate of Joseph N. Golding Scholarship 
Jeffrey & Paula Gural Scholarship 
Salvatore & Tina Guzzardi Scholarship 
Marilyn Hoffner Scholarship
IDC Foundation Innovation Fellowship
Samuel J. Jaffe Scholarship 
Benedict A. Joffe 1912 Memorial Scholarship 
Dr. Peter Kabasakalian Scholarship 
Maurice Kanbar Scholarship
Alice Keteltas Scholarship 
George and Selma Klett Architecture and Art Scholarships
Seymour D. Lester Memorial Scholarship
John Marion Liptay Scholarship 
Arthur F. Loewe Trust Scholarship 
Estate of Charles E. Luffman Endowed Scholarship 
Leonard R. Luke Scholarship
Estelle & Daniel Maggin Scholarship 
John and Mary Manuck Scholarship
Benjamin Menschel Multidisciplinary Scholarship
Michael A. Rampino Financial Aid
Leo Raywid Memorial scholarship
Benjamin Reich Memorial Scholarship
Charles Lowry Robertson Student Aid
Michael F. Roberti Scholarship 
Charles Ruby Scholarship Fund 
Jack and Lewis Rudin Endowed Scholarship
Jacob Schiller, Dorothy Cohen Schiller, and Selma Cohen Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Underrepresented Groups
Rudolph H. Schultz Scholarship
Marvin A. Schwam Memorial Scholarship
Emil Schweinberg Scholarship
Sheridan Family Fund
Charles Stumpp Scholarship
Leonard E. Trentin Student Aid Fund 
Clifford A. Warren Scholarship 
Bert Weinstein Memorial Scholarship 
Irma Giustino Weiss '45 Scholarship Fund 

  • 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.