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Berkley Scholars

NYU Stern's William R. Berkley Scholarship supports exceptional college seniors who would like to pursue their Full-time MBA at NYU Stern directly following graduation.  

Established in 2013, The William R. Berkley Scholarship Program supports exceptional college seniors who wish to pursue their Full-time MBA at NYU Stern directly following graduation. The scholarship covers the full two-year tuition and fees, provides a housing stipend of $18,000/year, and includes a $10,000/year stipend for books and other expenses.

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Class of 2017 Berkley Scholars

To be considered for the Fall 2017 scholarship, interested college seniors must:
  • Be graduating between December 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017
  • Submit a Full-time MBA application to NYU Stern during their senior year (by any Stern application deadline)
Domestic and international students are eligible to apply. There is a check box on the Stern application for candidates to indicate their interest in the scholarship.

Candidates applying for The William R. Berkley Scholarship Program are not eligible to apply through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, to any NYU dual degree, or for the Summer Start program.

Learn more about our newest cohort of scholarship recipients.
 

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Tefiro

"I chose Stern because I believe that the school...presented me with a unique opportunity to join a network of current students and alumni that share my passion..." read more
Anjali

"I was certain that an MBA at this time would be the ideal way for me to hone my leadership capabilities..." read more
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Jonathan

"I was excited to return to New York City and have the opportunitiy to learn business skills, strategies, and frameworks..." read more
Xinshi

"When I came to Stern during a semester exchange program, I was really impressed by the faculty who taught here..." read more
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Sabrina

"I chose Stern because of the incredible opportunity offered by the Berkley Scholarship, but also because of Stern's wonderful Entertainment, Media & Technology program..." read more
Rishi

"Stern has offered me the perfect opportunity to accelerate my career development and grow both personally and professionally..."   read more


 

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Caroline

“Getting an MBA out of undergrad gave me the opportunity to understand the 'big picture' before I started working..." read more
Ron


“Because I knew for sure that I needed this to further my career, and I didn’t want to wait.” read more 
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Jim

“Stern is an incredible place to learn and grow. I’ve received a tremendous amount of support..." read more
Samantha

“Pursuing an MBA directly after undergrad is a challenging undertaking, one that takes a significant amount of self-awareness and humility..." read more
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Erik

“I felt it was an amazing way to strengthen my business understanding and develop a roadmap before I start my career...” read more
Read more about the first recipients of the William R. Berkley Scholarship

About William R. Berkley

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William R. Berkley (BS 1966), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the W.R. Berkley Company, Chairman of the NYU Stern Board of Overseers, and Vice Chairman of the NYU Board of Trustees, donated $10 million to create the program.

Immediately after graduating from NYU with a Bachelor of Science in 1966, Mr. Berkley pursued his MBA at Harvard. Through this scholarship program, he aspires to create opportunities for talented seniors who want to pursue a similar path. “At 22 years old, I had big ideas and I was incredibly eager to get started. I knew the tools of an MBA would be essential, and I had no time to lose,” says Berkley. “I had the rare opportunity to pursue my passion at a young age, and we want to bring to Stern the brightest students in the world who are ready to do the same.”