The Breakthrough Scholars Leadership Program exemplifies Stern's dual commitments to make college accessible to students and cultivate on-campus leaders from underrepresented backgrounds. The scholars are from all over the country and have a wide range of interests. Some Scholars are first-generation, and all of the Scholars exhibit a commitment to leadership and community service. With the help of a strong support network of peers, mentors, and sponsors, Breakthrough Scholars can discover their interests and realize their full potential at NYU.
During the program, Scholars will:
Develop their sense of purpose;
Cultivate diverse networks of meaningful relationships that advance their capacity to create impact;
Engage in academic, service, and/or professional activities that align with their purpose; and
Articulate compelling narratives about their purpose, impact, and ambitions that enable them to gain support for their leadership work