Donor Awards

​Through the generous support of alumni and friends of NYU Stern, students have several opportunities to receive funding for their degree. Donor awards are scholarships and fellowships funded by Stern supporters and awarded by NYU Stern Graduate Financial Aid to eligible students. All donor awards at NYU Stern are merit-based and are awarded based on the criteria established by donors.

Harvey Beker Scholarship 
The Harvey Beker Scholarship program was established in 2005 by Harvey Beker, MBA 1975. The scholarship program intends to foster an interest in philanthropy and create a group of like-minded Stern alumni who understand the importance of giving back to the School. Within five years of graduation, the Beker Scholars ideally will begin to share their success and start giving back to Stern. Thus, they will enable future students to excel and succeed.

Students are invited to apply for the scholarship by submitting a one page resume and an essay via email to fin-aid@stern.nyu.edu. The essay should be no longer than two pages, double-spaced and should answer the following questions:
  • Why would you like to be considered for the scholarship?
  • How have you helped others succeed through your contributions?
  • How do you intend to contribute to Stern as an alumnus/a?
  • How will you enable future students to excel at Stern?
The 2020-2021 application deadline is Monday, September 21st, 2020.

For a list of prior year Beker Scholarship recipients, please click here

Catalyst Foundation Scholarship 
The Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education is awarding a $50,000 scholarship to an entering MBA student.  The scholarship will provide two years of funding ($25,000 each year) to be used for living expenses while the student is enrolled at the NYU Stern School of Business.

This opportunity is open to students who have a deep and abiding interest in doing business in Nepal.  Priority will be given to students who currently reside in Nepal.    

Admitted students are invited to apply for the scholarship by submitting a one-page resume and an essay via email to fin-aid@stern.nyu.edu. The essay should be no longer than two pages, double-spaced and should answer the following questions:
 
·Why would you like to be considered for the scholarship?
·How do you plan to address the most pressing business issues in Nepal?
 
The 2021-2022 application deadline is Friday, June 4, 2021.


Charles C.Y. Chen Scholarship Fund
The Charles C.Y. Chen Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 by Taiwanese Stern alum Charles C.Y. Chen (MBA ’91), Chairman of Eyon Holding Group. In addition to establishing this fund, Charles Chen also serves on the Stern Executive Board. This scholarship fund provides significant tuition assistance for students in the MBA program who demonstrate academic merit, with a preference for students who have previously attended school in Taiwan and have a deep and abiding interest in doing business in Taiwan.

Elizabeth Elting Advancing Women's Leadership Fellowship
The Elizabeth Elting Advancing Women's Leadership Fellowship was established in 2019 by Stern alumna, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Elizabeth Elting (MBA ’92). Ms. Elting is the Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation, a charitable endeavor dedicated to breaking down the barriers that hold back women and marginalized people. She also serves as a member of the Stern Executive Board. Each year, the Elizabeth Elting Advancing Women's Leadership Fellowship is awarded to two two-year Full-time MBA students and two one-year Andre Koo Tech MBA students. The Fellowship covers $50,000 per academic year for the two-year Full-time MBA and $50,000 for the one-year Andre Koo Tech MBA.

Recipients of this award display extraordinary academic merit, an impressive record of leadership experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to advancing women in business. Stern designates Elizabeth Elting Fellows at the time of admission to exceptional candidates. 

Howard Gilman Foundation Scholarship
With the generous support of the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to graduate students who have careers in the performing arts, and who now seek to become trained in business. Students will be selected by the Financial Aid office and no separate application is necessary.

Ilene Kaplan Memorial Insights Association Scholarship
The Marketing Research Association in collaboration with the NYU Stern School of Business has created this scholarship to award a student who illustrates a deep and abiding interest in Marketing or Market Research. Students should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above and must submit a 500-1000 word essay describing their interest in Marketing/Market Research and their desire to participate in the Program. Students will be expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA or better at Stern, complete a 30 minute presentation at an educational event for either the New York chapter of the Marketing Research Association or the NY/PA Joint Conference. They will also be required to complete 1 blog entry for the New York Marketing Research Association Chapter Blog. To apply, a current resume and your 500-1000 word essay should be submitted via email to fin-aid@stern.nyu.edu. Both Full-Time and Focused MBA students are invited to apply. 

The 2020-2021 application deadline is Monday, September 21st, 2020.

Kenshin Oshima Scholarship
The Kenshin Oshima Scholarship will provide up to $25,000 in scholarship support to the most promising first-year MBA student with a deep and abiding interest in Asian culture. All admitted students will be considered for the Oshima Scholarship, which is typically awarded in the late summer after students are admitted in the program. The Kenshin Oshima Prize will also award $100,000 to second year MBA students achieving the School's most distinguished academic record. No application is necessary.

Mr. Kenshin Oshima is a prominent business leader in Japan and a friend and supporter of the NYU Stern School of Business.

Moral Contract Scholarship
The Moral Contract Scholarship program was established in 2010 by an anonymous donor. It is awarded annually to two first-year, full-time and/or focused MBA students. The scholarship intends to foster an interest in philanthropy and create a group of like-minded Stern alumni who understand the importance of giving back to the School. Within five years of graduation, the recipient will ideally begin to share their success and start giving back to Stern. Thus, they will enable future students to excel and succeed.

Students are invited to apply for the scholarship by submitting a one page resume and an essay via email to fin-aid@stern.nyu.edu. The essay should be no longer than two pages, double-spaced and should answer the following questions:
  • Why would you like to be considered for the scholarship?
  • How have you helped others succeed through your contributions?
  • How do you intend to contribute to Stern as an alumnus/a?
  • How will you enable future students to excel at Stern?
The 2020-2021 application deadline is Monday, September 21st, 2020.