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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:

  • Stern Military Summit: an 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Post 9/11 VA Benefits. Stern will contribute awards of up to $30,000 per academic year to each eligible MBA student who elects to use Yellow Ribbon benefits. The Veterans Administration will match these funds for a total award of up to $60,000 per year per student. Learn more about Veterans Benefits at Stern. 

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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stephanie noyes

Stephanie Noyes, MBA 2018

"With NYU's unparalleled location in the middle of New York City, experiential learning programs that enabled me to get real world experience as a student, and incredible faculty, it was an easy decision to attend NYU."

Meet Stephanie
jeff b

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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sohnhwa lee

Sohnhwa Lee, MBA 2018

“Stern is one of the [most] prestigious business schools in the country and around the world. I also liked the location of the school - I had always wanted to live in the Big Apple."

Meet Sohnhwa

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
Thanks to a transformative gift from alumnus Lorenzo Fertitta (MBA ’93) and brother Frank Fertitta, active-duty and veteran students are eligible to be considered for the Fertitta Veterans MBA Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that reduces tuition to a flat-rate of $30,000 per academic year. Learn more about the Fertitta Veterans Program.

Yellow Ribbon + Fertitta Veterans Living Stipend
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 Post 9/11 VA Benefits. Thanks to the generous support of the Fertitta brothers, Stern will contribute awards of up to $30,000 per academic year to each eligible MBA student who elects to use Yellow Ribbon benefits. The Veterans Administration will match these funds for a total award of up to $60,000 per year per student. NYU Stern will also provide a $20,000 Ferttta Veterans Living Stipend to two-year Full-time MBA students who elect to use Yellow Ribbon benefits. Students cannot receive both the Fertitta Living Stipend and the Fertitta Veterans MBA Scholarship.
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.