Fertitta Veterans Program
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 attract the most talented veterans in the country seeking a full-time business education. The uniquely designed summer session begins in July and concludes just before LAUNCH in August. This program allows veterans to complete two core courses before the Fall semester and participate in career programming with access to various industries and alumni.
The School projects that approximately 25 incoming full-time 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 for 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.
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 they will be allowed to join the regular MBA program that begins 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.
The GI Bill is one of the educational benefits that you can receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs for serving more than 90 days in the military. The majority of candidates are eligible for the post 9-11 GI Bill which pays for a portion of their schooling and provides a monthly housing stipend. Click on the following links for additional information on the Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training opportunities and the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
NYU Stern also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is only available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Stern contributed $10,000, an amount that was matched by the Department Veterans Affairs, for a total award of $20,000 per year.
We encourage everyone to attend the NYU Stern's Military Veterans' Event in the Fall. It will give you a chance to network with current student veterans, meet members of the Admissions Committee, sit in on a class, and get a feel for the culture of the Stern community.
If you cannot make this event, please do not hesitate to reach out to our MVC Admissions Officers. We will set up meetings with members of the Admissions Committee and connect you with student veterans that recruited into your desired career path.