1831 committee members table at an event

Why Give?

  1. You’ll have a chance to enjoy exclusive 1831 Fund donor benefits like special invites to 1831 Fund events, NYU swag, food, and more!
  2. You’ll build a community of giving at NYU by showing you care about the classmates that follow you — your future fellow alumni!
  3. By participating in giving, you impact the University’s ranking and therefore, increase the value of the degree you are working so hard to earn.

Donor impact, in numbers:

  • 2,157 Class of 2023 graduates donated during their senior year
  • $54,295.50 raised to support student scholarships
  • 83 students awarded 1831 Fund scholarships in 2022-2023
  • $1,500 average 1831 Fund award

Meet the leadership team!

Melanie Torres

Mary Carolonza (STEINHARDT '24) is pursuing a dual degree in Global Public Health and Applied Psychology. She transferred to NYU in Spring '22 and joined the 1831 Fund because she wanted to be part of the NYU community while developing her leadership skills and making friends. In addition to the 1831 Fund, she has been involved in WNYU, Alpha Phi Omega, the Student Activities Board, and the West 10th Literary Journal. Outside of classes, she enjoys window shopping in Soho, getting matcha lattes at Plantshed, and listening to music.

Tina Panda

Tina Panda (CAS '24) is a senior from Calcutta, India, studying politics on a pre-law track at NYU. She joined the Fund as she was passionate about giving back to the NYU community after getting financial aid to attend the school of her dreams. She is also a Senator at large for International Students and Students facing Basic Needs Insecurity. In her free time, she loves to play with dogs and write poetry.

Schools with 1831 Scholarship Funds:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Gallatin
  • Global Liberal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Silver School of Social Work
  • Steinhardt 
  • Stern
  • Tandon
  • Tisch School of the Arts

The General University 1831 Scholarship Fund supports students in schools not listed above.