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, 78% of students' tuition based on financial need.  Over 40% of our student body still 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 minimum of $25,000 is required to create a named current use scholarship at The Cooper Union.

A minimum gift of $250,000 is required to create a named endowed, unrestricted scholarship fund, and $500,000 for a named endowed, restricted scholarship at The Cooper Union.

We are deeply grateful for existing scholarships listed below that our family of donors have provided over the years. Contact us to learn how you or a loved one can establish a new named scholarship, or support an existing one, today. 

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture  

Abhiraj Bhoyar Fund 
Estate of Francis Black Endowed Scholarship 
Helen & Gus J. Condaris Scholarship 
Manuel & Flora Fernandez Scholarship 
Booth Ferris Scholarship 
Grace Diller Gibbs Scholarship 
Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship 
John Q. Hejduk Scholarship 
IDCA Foundation Architecture Scholarship 
George and Selma Klett Architecture Scholarship 
Fred Metzger Scholarship 
Parvaneh Tehrani Scholarship  

The School of Art  

Danny Arje Memorial Scholarship 
Daniel Arsham A’03 Scholarship
Alice Nobel Ball & Francis M. Ball Sr. 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 
Paul Dandwerth Family 
Lillyan deCaro Santo Scholarship 
Jane E. and Donald W. Deed Art School Scholarship 
Pearl Dorn Art Scholarship 
The Alice T. DuBois Scholarship, in honor of Alice T. DuBois and Father, James Trimble 
Antonya Eisen Memorial Scholarship 
Joyce T. Feinsilber Scholarship Fund 
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht & Herbert A. Feuerlicht Scholarship 
Evelyn Graber Scholarship 
Amy Hewitt Green 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 
George and Selma Klett Scholarship 
Mollie Levenstein Scholarship 
The Laura Miller Margolius '42 Memorial Scholarship 
Alphonse Normandia Scholarship 
Rosemary Okun Scholarship 
Peter Ostuni Scholarship 
Hazel A. Robinson Scholarship 
School of Art Tuition Fund 
Marvin A. Schwam Memorial Scholarship 
Estate of Harold Sosnow Art Scholarship 
Russell, Elsie, and Donald Sweet Memorial Scholarship 
Until All are Free Scholarship 
Henry Wolf Foundation Scholarship 

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering  

Abdul Azimi Memorial Scholarship 
Edward J. Barlow Scholarship 
Robert W. Bassemir Scholarship 
H. Carl Bauman Scholarship 
Meredith B. Blaustein Memorial Scholarship 
Kenneth Bridbord and Maryanne Lachat Endowed Scholarship  
Leon Chernick Scholarship 
Tunny Chin Memorial Scholarship 
Myron Coe Scholarship 
John and Fedora Chironna Memorial Scholarship 
Horacio Cundari Scholarship 
Jane E. and Donald W. Deed Scholarship 
Dr. Franklin W. Diederich Memorial Scholarship 
Frank J. Donovan Scholarship 
Herbert E. Ennis 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 
The Edward I. Hawthorne, EE'43, PhD, Electrical Engineering Tuition Scholarship 
The Hewitt Eightieth Birthday Scholarship
Warren Hoffman CHE’61, Elihu Turetsky CHE’61, and Professor Robert L. Steinberger Memorial Scholarship 
IDCE Foundation Civil Engineering Scholarship 
Maurice Kanbar Scholarship 
Fanny & Irving Katz Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering 
Laudy Scholarships 
Seymour D. Lester Memorial Scholarship 
Leonard R. Luke Scholarship 
Henry & Gertrude Mankin Mechanical Engineering Scholarship 
Abraham Miller Chemical Engineering Scholarship 
Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship 
Robert P. Muhlsteff Scholarship 
Pio Nardone Scholarship 
John O’Rourke Scholarship 
Emil J. Pansky Engineering Scholarship 
Emil Parente Scholarship 
William F. Partridge Scholarship 
John F. & Olga Petrowsky Memorial Scholarship 
Rafal Chemical Engineering Scholarship 
Michael F. Roberti Scholarship 
Dr. Walter L. Schwartz Scholarship 
Etta and Meryl Spater Endowed Scholarship  
C.V. Starr Endowed Scholarship 
Sol Tanne Scholarship 
Jesse & Nina Tegethoff Scholarship 
Peter Torraco Biomedical Engineering Scholarship 
Ralph Torraco Student Aid Fund 
Martin Trust ME'56 Scholarship 
Frederick Urban Memorial Scholarship 
Dale & Charlotte Zand Scholarship 


David D. Ackerman Scholarship 
Irwin & Lillian Appel Endowment for Financial Aid 
Arcement Family Fund Scholarship 
Stephen P. Baker Scholarship for Student Athletes 
Bank of New York Minority Scholarship 
Leonard Beck Scholarship 
Frances & Max Birnbaum Scholarship 
Robert C. Bosch Scholarship 
Louis Brooks ME'41 Memorial Scholarship 
Catherine E. Campbell & Maria L. Campbell Scholarship 
Grace, Bruna, Lutfi Celkupa, and Marie Hudak Celkupa Scholarship 
The Chubb Corporation 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 
Robert Hawks Scholarship 
Julian Hirsch Engineering Scholarship 
Samuel J. Jaffe Scholarship 
Benedict A. Joffe 1912 Memorial Scholarship 
Dr. Peter Kabasakalian Scholarship 
Alice Keteltas Scholarship 
Bill Lacy Scholarship Fund 
John Marion Liptay Scholarship 
Frances & John Loeb Foundation Architecture and Art Scholarship 
Arthur Loewe Trust Scholarship 
Estate of Charles E. Luffman Scholarship 
Estelle & Daniel Maggin Scholarship 
Derek and Corinne Musa Financial Aid Scholarship 
William H. Okun Scholarship 
Michael A. Rampino Financial Aid Fund 
Benjamin Reich Memorial Scholarship 
Jack and Lewis Rudin Endowed Scholarship Fund 
Charles Lowery Robertson Student Aid Fund 
Charles Ruby Scholarship Fund 
William H. Sandholm Scholarship 
Emil Schweinberg Student Prize 
C.V. Starr Financial Aid Endowment 
Solon E. Summerfield Foundation Scholarship 
Arlene & Irving Tashlick Scholarship 
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Scholarship 
Leonard E. Trentin Student Aid Fund 
Clyde H. Walker Family Scholarship 
Clifford A. Warren Scholarship 
Bert Weinstein Memorial Scholarship 
Irma Giustino Weiss '45 Scholarship Fund 
Jacqueline Bernstein and Marvin Weiner Scholarship 

  • 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.