How Our Grants Work

The LCU Fund for Women’s Education does not make grants to individual scholars. Rather, funds are awarded to partner schools who in turn disburse grants to selected scholars based on the LCU Fund’s eligibility criteria. Grants are made to select accredited institutions to provide housing support to high performing, low-income women scholars so that they may focus on their studies and complete their degree.

Funding Priorities

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.

2023 grantee schools include:

  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • New York Studio School
  • Mannes School of Music at the New School
  • City College of New York
  • Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Lehman College
  • New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • New York Academy of Arts
  • Baruch College, Marxe School of International and Public Affairs
  • The Juilliard School
  • Jewish Theological Seminary

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Institutional Partners

Funded Scholars