NYU Stern Creates New Scholarship Dedicated to Advancing Women in Business

MBA scholarship for womenNew York University’s Stern School of Business will establish a new merit-based scholarship called the Advancing Women in Business Scholarship for incoming full-time MBA students, the school has announced.

The scholarships will go to students—female or male—who demonstrate a deep and abiding commitment to advancing women in business and will cover the first year of tuition and mandatory fees.  Stern expects to award $1 million in Advancing Women in Business scholarships to students in the Class of 2019.

The Advancing Women in Business Scholarship is partially funded by alumnae and these members of the Stern School’s Board of Overseers:

  • Tania Ahuja, PhD 2001
  • Mary C. Farrell, MBA 1976
  • Nomi Ghez, GSAS 1976, ADCRT 1981
  • Judy Lee, BS 1988
  • Alison Mass, BS 1980, MBA 1981
  • Ellen J. Schapps Richman, MBA 1979
  • Chandrika Tandon

NYU Stern’s popular and active MBA student club, Stern Women in Business (SWIB), reinforces the vision behind the scholarship.  The club, whose leadership board includes four men, generates a supportive community to address topics significant to women in business and provides forums where diverse experiences, perspectives and resources can be shared.

If you are a woman planning on applying to business school in the future, we here at SBC encourage you to connect with Forte Foundation and Catalyst, two widely respected organizations dedicated to expanding opportunities for women in business. Forte’s mission is to educate women on the value of an MBA degree, and holds events throughout the year to help prepare female applicants to become the best candidate possible.

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