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University-Wide Initiatives

1831 Fund

The 1831 Fund creates scholarships for students, by students. Led by the senior class and student members of the 1831 Fund Leadership Committee, NYU students ask their classmates to contribute $18.31 in honor of NYU’s founding year. 100% of the funds raised are used to create scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students. President John Sexton and University Trustee H. Dale Hemmerdinger each direct a match to the 1831 Funds, so a contribution of $18.31 is tripled to become $54.93. Alumni, parents, and faculty and staff can partner with our students in this amazing community-building effort by making their own contributions to the 1831 Fund.

Parents' Fund

Many NYU parents want to provide support that will enhance their child’s NYU experience. The Parents Fund enhances the student experience in ways that tuition alone cannot provide.


Austin Taylor

“I am pushing forward and making my mark, and believe me, it's in part because of your kindness and generosity that I am able to flourish here and make that mark. Maybe one day you'll see my name in the papers, a doctor by then. I might just shout your names as I accept my Nobel Prize. You've just helped out a student whose future will be so bright. Thank you so much.”

— Austin Taylor (CAS ’15)

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