Military Veterans

We support U.S. military veterans and active duty students academically and professionally in their transition to business school.

Military Veterans

Resources for Military Students and Applicants:

  • 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 Veterans and Military Resource Center: the SPS-based center serves as a single, essential hub for coordinating services, assistance, and connections for NYU veterans both within and outside the University.
  • Stern Military Summit: a day-long admissions event hosted each fall for active duty and military veteran prospective students. The event is a partnership with the Military Veterans Club and gives prospective students a chance to experience the Stern military community first-hand.
  • Military Veterans Club (MVC): provides networking opportunities to military veterans and exposes other students to military-style leadership. Club event highlights include: career panels for first-year MBA students, a speaker series featuring prominent military veteran business leaders, a charity fund-raising event for injured veterans at the New York Mercantile Exchange, and an international skills workshop for students who served in foreign militaries
  • Veterans Benefits: for more information on VA benefits, visit the NYU page.

Meet Members of Our Military Veterans Community

Steven Convery

Steven Convery, MBA 2020

In this special Vets Week episode of Stern Chats, MBA2 Steven Convery shares his experience becoming an army pilot and the journey that eventually brought him to NYU Stern.

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Jeff Battipaglia, MBA 2020

"I was transitioning out of the Marine Corps, and [a few military veterans on campus] were major factors in my decision to attend business school here and join the collegial, supportive, and community-focused student body at NYU Stern."

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Evelyn Zhang, MBA 2016

"I have always been passionate about all things pop culture. I knew I wanted to turn this hobby into a career after the Army, but I did not know how to get there ... NYU Stern's world-famous entertainment media specialization offers entertainment business courses taught by industry professionals. Plus, nothing beats going to school in New York City where the top media companies are just a subway ride away!"

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Greg Vadala, MBA 2016

"I served in the Army for seven years as a Military Intelligence Officer including two deployments to Afghanistan. I saw business school as the bridge between my career in the Army and my future in the business world. Stern's finance pedigree, unrivaled location, and military-friendly environment position it as an exceptional launch-pad for military veterans looking to transition."

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Military Application Fee Waivers
Fertitta Veterans Scholarship
Yellow Ribbon Program
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)

Military Application Fee Waivers
 U.S. military members and U.S. military veterans who have served on active duty are eligible for an application fee waiver. Just prior to submitting your application, email your request for a fee waiver to admchair@stern.nyu.edu and include documentation of service.

Fertitta Veterans Scholarship
The Fertitta Veterans 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, the Fertitta Veterans Program participants 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. 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 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are 100% eligible for the new Post 9/11 GI Bill. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Stern will contribute awards of up to $10,000 per academic year to eligible MBA students. The Veterans Administration will match these funds for a total award of up to $20,000 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.

Admissions Contact

Diversity Recruiting

Erica Hartsfield, Associate Director; ehartsfi@stern.nyu.edu