Military Veterans

Fertitta Veterans Scholarship

The Fertitta Veterans MBA Program is an innovative program specifically designed for U.S. military veterans and active duty students to support their transition to business school. Thanks to the generous gift from alumnus Lorenzo (MBA ’93) and brother Frank Fertitta, military students who are accepted into the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program are eligible to receive the Fertitta Veterans Scholarship, which is a partial scholarship. Students who qualify for veterans benefits, including Yellow Ribbon funding, will continue to be eligible to receive those benefits. Please note that not all military veterans and active-duty students who are accepted into the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program will be awarded the Fertitta Scholarship. Learn more about the Fertitta Veterans Program.

Yellow Ribbon Program

NYU Stern is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is available to service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are 100% eligible for the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefit. During the 2023-2024 academic year, Stern will contribute awards of up to $31,600 per academic year to eligible MBA students. The Veterans Administration will match these funds for a total award of up to $63,200 per year. Yellow Ribbon recipients will receive the funds for the duration of their MBA tenure. Please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for additional information on eligibility.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)

Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are given to eligible veterans pursuing full-time and part-time study in a graduate degree-granting institution in New York State. To learn more about eligibility for the program, please visit the New York State HESC program website.

AMVETS Scholarships

AMVETS, also known as American Veterans, is the largest and oldest veterans service organization that is open to and fights for all veterans and their families. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, and merit. The scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance for veterans, service members, and families that have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to further their education. The award determination will be based on the overall quality of the application and the scholarship essay. For more information, please visit the program's website.

Army Women's Foundation Graduate Program Legacy Scholarship

The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. Eligibility requirements, as well as application instructions, can be found on the foundation's website.

Tillman Military Scholars Program

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholarsprogram aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of post-9/11 conflicts. Eligibility requirements as well as application instructions can be found on the foundation's website.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

The Veterans United Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of our nation’s military veterans, as well as their families. The program will be awarding five one-time scholarships of up to $50,000 each to help pay for tuition and books. Eligibility requirements as well as application instructions can be found on the foundation's website.

Students and applicants may reach out to Veteran Certifying Officer, David Gordon with any VA-related questions. His office can be reached by email at

If you are or have served in the military, please review the following information that lists some of the protections and benefits that may be available to you.

  • Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) interest rate cap of no more than 6%
  • 0% interest while receiving hostile pay
  • HEROES Act Waiver that streamlines documentation requirements for certain program benefits
  • Income-Driven Repayment plans that base your monthly payment amount on your income and family size with payments as low as $0
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness after a certain number of loan payments
  • Postpone or defer payments during certain periods of, and immediately following, active duty*
  • All or a portion of loan forgiveness if you are disabled due to a service injury
  • Loan repayment through special Department of Defense repayment program

For details about these programs and federal student loan benefits, view this resource from Federal Student Aid.

The Graduate Division of the Stern School of Business has a School Certifying Official located in the Stern Graduate Office of Records & Registration. Students and applicants may reach out to School Certifying Official David Gordon with any VA-related questions. David may be reached by email at