The Starr Foundation
The Starr Foundation’s primary areas of giving have been medicine and healthcare, education, human needs and foreign policy. The Foundation also makes substantial grants in the areas of culture and the environment. While the Foundation funds programs all over the world (more than $3 billion since 1955), more than two-thirds of its giving has been in New York City and New York State. Traditionally education has been one of the largest areas of giving for the Foundation, because of Mr. Starr’s personal interest in providing scholarships to deserving students. The Foundation has endowed C.V. Starr Scholarship Funds at more than 100 colleges and universities and selected secondary schools. The Foundation funds organizations that provide need-based financial aid to students seeking to attend secondary and post-secondary schools. In keeping with Mr. Starr’s international perspective, the Foundation has funded a number of exchange programs over the years to encourage the education of U.S. students abroad and students from foreign countries in the U.S.
Scholarships associated with The Starr Foundation