Our goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the incoming students' tuition bills for one year while a long term solution is developed to sustain the Cooper Union's promise of free education. — One Year Fund
Cooper Union students establish the 'One Year Fund' in an attempt to preserve the full-tuition scholarship policy at the historically free New York City school.
The students of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, recognize that the institution faces a serious financial crisis that has prompted the administration to introduce tuition. Tuition compromises the meritocratic foundation of the school and undermines the social contract amongst students and faculty.
This campaign is a student initiative from within the School of Architecture. The objective of the students involved is to provide the incoming undergraduate students with the equivalent financial support that the current students received upon their acceptance to the School in the form of merit based full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students.
The campaign runs until January 6th, 2014. http://www.oneyearfund.com/