Mission

The LCU Fund for Women’s Education is a private, secular, non-profit organization with more than 160 years of providing housing support for women pursuing their education. The mission of the LCU Fund is to clear the path for low-income women to complete college by helping them pay their rent.

The LCU Fund awards grants to selected colleges or universities, public or private, that provide undergraduate, graduate and / or professional programs within the five boroughs of New York City. LCU Funds are used solely to help pay the rent of low-income women scholars preparing for careers in the arts, education, social work, public administration, religious leadership, criminal justice or health care.