Scholarships help build a superb student body and raise the quality of education at The New School. These gifts foster the optimism and enthusiasm of talented young people, recognize and inspire achievement, and open new opportunities for success. By establishing scholarships and fellowships, you’ll know that you are strengthening the heart of the university and helping students build their future. To learn more about how to establish a scholarship or fellowship, please contact Jami Black.

Scholarship Breakfast

For the past few years, the university's president has hosted a spring Scholarship Breakfast. The annual university-wide event brings together donors and students to celebrate scholarship programs at The New School. Staff and faculty join scholarship recipients to thank donors and members of the volunteer community. The most recent breakfast took place on April 8, 2011, and featured musical performances, a poetry reading, and a display of art by New School students. For more information, contact the stewardship office at 212.229.5662 x3566, or take a look at our photo gallery to view pictures from past events.

Named Scholarships

Expendable Scholarships and Fellowship Funds  
Gifts of expendable scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students offer the most immediate form of financial aid. Named expendable scholarship and fellowship funds can be established with gifts of $25,000 or more. Expendable funds will be awarded to students until all monies in the fund are distributed, usually in a single year.

Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship Funds
An endowed fund consists of principal that will be invested permanently and will earn income that is awarded to students. A named endowed scholarship or fellowship calls for a minimum gift of $100,000. An endowed scholarship or fellowship exists in perpetuity, and can be designated for undergraduate or graduate students throughout the university.

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