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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.


[FTMBA] Berkley_Layan [FTMBA] Berkley Melody

“I chose Stern because of its high focus on the practical application of theoretical knowledge taught in classes..." read more

“I pursued my MBA directly from undergrad because I would like to sharpen my soft skills, broaden my perspective...” read more 
[FTMBA] Berkley_Max.2 [FTMBA] Berkley_Crystal

“I decided to come to Stern for its unparalleled access to NYC and the various opportunities for experiential learning..." read more

“During my undergraduate education, I was able to build my quantitative, analytical and reasoning skills. However, I still saw the need..." read more
[FTMBA] Berkley_Laura  

“I chose Stern because the school offers an extensive and flexible curriculum that would allow me to specialize...” read more

Learn more about the Class of 2017 scholarship recipients.

FTMBA_BScholar6 FTMBA_BScholar1

"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

"I was certain that an MBA at this time would be the ideal way for me to hone my leadership capabilities..." read more
FTMBA_BScholar3 FTMBA_BScholar4

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

"When I came to Stern during a semester exchange program, I was really impressed by the faculty who taught here..." read more
FTMBA_BScholar5 FTMBA_BScholar2

"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

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

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.”