Fertitta Veterans Program

An innovative program specifically designed for U.S. military veterans and active duty students to support their transition to business school – financially, academically and professionally.

NYU Stern recognizes the significant transition our veterans face in going from the military to business school.  And, thanks to the generous $15 million endowment from alumnus Lorenzo (MBA ’93) and brother Frank J. Fertitta III, we established the Fertitta Veterans Program in 2016 to support that transition.

Approximately 20 incoming full-time two-year MBA military students who are accepted into the Fertitta Veterans Program will receive scholarship support that reduces their tuition to a flat $30,000 per year. Students who qualify for veterans benefits, including Yellow Ribbon funding, will continue to be eligible to receive those benefits. U.S. Military veterans and active duty students who are admitted to Stern but not awarded the Fertitta Veterans scholarship, can also request to participate in the Fertitta Veterans Program. 

The uniquely designed summer session will include an early start on selected coursework; career programming with access to corporations and alumni; engagement with veteran alumni mentors; and social activities.

The program begins in July and concludes just before LAUNCH orientation in August. 

Read more about the program in STERNBUSINESS Magazine: NYU Stern Welcomes Its First Fertitta Veterans Program Scholars.

Consideration for the Fertitta Veterans program

Interested U.S. military veterans and active duty Full-time MBA applicants who are admitted will be informed if they are selected for the Fertitta scholarship, participation in the Fertitta Veterans program, or the regular fall start for the Full-time MBA program.

We understand that not every applicant will be able to participate in the Fertitta Veterans program. Therefore, if a student is unable to participate in the Fertitta program, they will be allowed to join the regular the MBA program and begin in the fall. While they will not receive the Feritta Veterans scholarship, they will be eligible for other merit-based scholarships.

For students who commit to the Fertitta Veterans program, participation is mandatory. It is an academic program, and all of our academic programs require attendance and participation.

Meet Members of our Military Veterans Community

[FTMBA] Fertitta_Jamie [FTMBA] Fertitta_Sohnwa

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Program Content

Students will participate in a six-week summer term during which they earn six credits and participate in a variety of academic, leadership and career development activities. Students will take the core course Statistics & Data Analysis, as well as Accounting. Students may not waive these core courses.

There will also be career workshops to introduce participants to career paths and opportunities, as well as sessions with alumni and current students who are part of the military veterans community at Stern. In addition, cultural and social activities will be offered to ensure that students get to know each other and New York City.

The content and structure of the Fertitta Veterans program are subject to change.

Cost and Financial Aid

Students who receive the Fertitta Veterans scholarship are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to reserve a place in the program. The Fertitta Veterans scholarship will reduce their tuition to a flat $30,000 per year.

Health Insurance and Housing

NYU Health insurance is available during the summer. Limited ­on-campus housing is also typically available.

LAUNCH Orientation and Fall Semester

At the end of the term, Fertitta students join their Full-time MBA entering classmates for the mandatory LAUNCH (orientation) and then begin the fall semester.