Undergraduate Scholar Profiles

Gifts to the Stern Fund of all amounts add up, and thanks to your generosity, $515,000 in scholarship funds were awarded across 30 deserving undergraduate students with financial needs this academic year. The scholarships are funded exclusively by the Stern Fund, and have a transformative impact on students' lives. 

Stern scholarship recipients are incredibly grateful for the financial support and thrive knowing that a scholarship means someone believes in their potential. Learn more about the impact of your gift as students share messages of thanks and experiences below.

Sydney Farmer

Sydney Farmer Circle

Class of 2017

What are some of your favorite NYU events/extracurricular activities?
My favorite NYU extracurricular activity is Smart Woman Securities, a women's financial literacy/investment education organization, which I have been a part of since my first year at NYU. The organization has greatly influenced my experience here.

Hometown: Hammondsport, NY
Major/Minor: Accounting/Global Business

Quotation Mark
Since a little Girl Scout I have been excited to learn more about marketing, finance, and management. Stern has been a dream of mine because of its resources and its prime location in Manhattan. I would just love to say how grateful I am for your generosity. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to attend my dream school.

Katherine Perez

Class of 2021

Hometown: Los Angeles
Major: Business

Hanwen Liu

Hanwen Liu Circle

Class of 2017

Why did you choose Stern?
I always knew that I wanted to have a career in business. Where better to be than Stern, right in the middle of New York City? I chose Stern for its close relationships with top corporations, outstanding academic faculty, and location.

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major/Minor: Actuarial Science/Finance

Quotation Mark
From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for the opportunities this scholarship has given me. To me, scholarship is going above the bare minimum to stand out and show your merit. By receiving scholarships to NYU and Stern, I was able to push myself in an environment that nurtured hard work and motivation.

Zachary Cintron

Class of 2017

Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Major: Marketing/Business Entertainment, Media, and Technology
Minor: Management

Chakshu Madhok

Chakshu Madhok Circle

Class of 2017

What advice would you give to new Stern students?
Be very open to new ideas and learnings. Learning how to build working models and understand the industry structure of Finance is definitely very important, hard skills to have. But college is also about building your soft skills and leaning how to think - branch out, value every human being you meet.

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Major/Minor: Finance/Economics

Quotation Mark
At Stern, I am involved with USWIB (Undergraduate Stern Women in Business) which has given me confidence and the tools to succeed as a businesswoman. I am also a part of the Stern Judiciary committee and StuCo. I also work as a tax intern at Nasdaq during the week. I love being at Stern & NYU!

Advika Nambisan

Class of 2018

Hometown: Redlands, CA
Major: Accounting
Minor: Computing & Data Science

India Mayo

India Mayo circle

Class of 2017

What has surprised you most about your Stern experience?
What has surprised me most about my Stern experience is how willing people are to step in and help. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for every person on faculty, my classmates, and upperclassmen who have all contributed to my growth.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major/Minor: Management/Psychology and Accounting