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Why Give?


Your gift will empower the world's most promising students to excel.

Historically, NYU has been a "school of opportunity," welcoming generations of first-in-the-family college graduates and providing immigrant and underprivileged families with a springboard for advancement.

Stern is a place of transformation and has the opportunity to educate the world's most promising students. But to fulfill this mission, the School must offer the resources and opportunity to excel, regardless of economic background. Currently, Stern falls below peer schools in being able to meet full financial need—but with the help from donors who support scholarship the School is working hard to close this gap.

Establish a Scholarship

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Named Scholarships

The generosity of donors make scholarships possible. Gifts starting at $100,000 can establish a named scholarship.
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Contribute to Scholarships through the Stern Fund

The largest allocation from the Stern Fund supports scholarships for Stern students. Since 2010, Stern has increased donor funded scholarship award dollars by 192 percent thanks to support from alumni and friends.
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Breakthrough Scholars

The Breakthrough Scholars Leadership Program creates full-tuition scholarships for high-achieving students with significant financial need.

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Why Give?

"This experience, this gift has been one of the biggest transformations of my life."

- Tommy (BS '19), Breakthrough Scholar