The Cooper Union Announces the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund

October 14, 2011

Marie and Vincent Morrone, EE '67

Marie and Vincent Morrone, EE '67

The Cooper Union warmly welcomes Mrs. Marie Morrone as a member of the Sarah Bedell Cooper Society.  With a thoughtful and generous gift, Mrs. Morrone has established the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband, Vincent, EE’63, who died earlier this year at the age of 84.

Marie met Vincent while he was a student at Cooper.  Upon his graduation in 1963, she -- along with a dozen or so other wives – earned a “Pushing Hubby through School” award!  Times may have changed, but what endures is Peter Cooper’s commitment to “soaring minds,” who will use their education to “secure the greatest good to the greatest number of youth in our City, our country, and the world.”

Mr. Morrone always intended to “give something back” to Cooper so that others would benefit from the same opportunities as the school had afforded to him.  Mrs. Morrone chose to grant his wish now, while she is able to enjoy the rewards of her philanthropy.

Learn more about Marie Morrone's generous gift.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.