The NYU Stern Access Initiative: Increasing Full-Need Scholarships

Increasing Access Among High-Achieving/Low-Income Undergraduate Students
NYU Stern’s founders recognized that increasing value for business and society begins when you unlock an individual’s potential through education. Stern is stepping forward to meet the challenge through the Stern Access Initiative by creating more full-need scholarship support for high-achieving and low-income students with the brightest potential, allowing them to make the most of a Stern education without the burden of debt.

Meet Tommy and Tasnuva, two Stern NYC Scholars who are proof of the power of scholarship to transform lives. 

Read the School's announcement of the new initiative here.

Stern Access Initiative Donor Listing
Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the following donors who have been part of the Stern Access Initiative, more high-achieving, low-income students with the brightest potential will receive a NYU Stern education.

Listed alphabetically by scholarship name.
Advancement of Women in Business Scholarship Fund: expendable scholarship for four students.
Established by: Nomi Ghez (PHD GSAS ‘76/ADCRT ‘81) with a gift of $1 million.

American Express Edward P. Gilligan Scholarship: endowed scholarship.
Established by: American Express Foundation in honor of Edward P. Gilligan (BS ‘82), former President of American Express, with a gift of $1.5 million.
Jerry and Adrianne Cohen Scholarship: expendable scholarship for juniors and seniors.
Established by: Jerry Cohen (BS ’53; MBA '59), and Adrianne Cohen with a gift of $200,000.
Ed and Nancy Barr Opportunity Scholarship: expendable scholarship for two New York City students.
Established by: Ed Barr (BS '57) with a gift of $500,000.

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Family Scholarship: expendable scholarship for six students. Read more.
Established by: The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation with a gift of $1.8 million.

Joseph and Mary Landy Scholarship: endowed scholarship
Established by: Joseph P. Landy (MBA '96) and Mary P. Landy with a gift of $5 million.
Philip and Cheryl Milstein Opportunity Scholarship: expendable scholarship for two students.
Established by: Philip L. Milstein (MBA ‘74) and Cheryl  Milstein with a gift of $400,000.

Stern Futures Scholarship: endowed scholarship.    
Established by: Anonymous with a gift of $1.3 million.
Stern New York City Scholarship: expendable scholarship for 40 New York City students. Read more.
Established by: Leonard N. Stern (BS, 1957; MBA, 1959) with a gift of $5.75 million.

William R. Berkley Scholars Fund: endowed scholarship. Read more.
Established by: Larry A. Silverstein (Arts ‘52), Honorary Vice Chair of the NYU Board of Trustees, in honor of William R. Berkley (BS ‘66), Chair of the NYU Board of Trustees with a gift of $1 million.

These full-need scholarships cover as much as possible of tuition, room and board, and additional expenditures related to education for the duration of the four-year undergraduate degree program.
Why Scholarship Support Matters
Read more about the value of scholarship to increase access to a NYU Stern business education.
case Investing in Our Students: A Case for Scholarship Support: Find out why NYU Stern falls below peer schools when it comes to scholarship support.
economics of opp The Economics of Opportunity: Read Dean Henry's economic argument for scholarships.
door Opening the Door to Opportunity: Learn more about the Stern NYU Scholarship and what led Leonard Stern to make his generous gift. 
Pq Stern Gets Big Gift for Low-Income Students: Read how Leonard Stern’s gift provides social mobility through education.
peter Averting Tragedy: Corporate Ethics and the Educational Commons: Read Dean Henry's perspective on higher education access.
p and q final Stern Ups Aid For Low-Income Students: Stern's Access Initiative, including scholarship recipient Tommy, is featured in Poets & Quants. 
cnn NYU Dean Wants to Teach Low-Income Students How to Fish: Dean Henry speaks with CNN about his efforts to increase scholarship funding at Stern.