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NYU Opportunities

Gallatin encourages its students to develop their intellectual abilities, engage in their community, and prepare for their professional lives, and NYU offers numerous opportunities to aid in that development. Below is a selection of NYU or NYU-affiliated opportunities for which Gallatin students may be eligible.

DC Global Leadership Scholars Program

DC Global Leadership Scholars Program is a competitive semester-long program for sophomores and juniors from all three of NYU’s degree campuses in Washington DC that fosters the practice of ethical and inclusive leadership and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors. Program components include a four-credit course that meets weekly, an internship, monthly co-curricular events and alumni mentoring.

Please visit the Global Leadership Scholars Program page for more information.


Global Leadership Summit

The NYU Global Leadership Summit is a three-day summit inviting sophomores and juniors from across NYU’s global network to think critically about a complex real-world issue (such as the European refugee crisis or police reform in the U.S.) and develop the leadership skills needed to take action. Students work collaboratively with peers, leaders and community organizations. This program has been hosted in collaboration with other university partners including NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Prague, Global Programs, Global Spiritual Life, the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, and currently John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Mark and Ruti Bell Public Service Scholarship

New York University invites current second- and third-year undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career that advances the public good to apply for the Bell Public Service Scholarship. This program seeks to enable students to pursue careers in the public service sector by providing them with increased financial freedom. The annual scholarships of up to $8,000 will be renewable until graduation.

Please visit the Mark and Ruti Bell Public Service Scholarship page for more information.


NYU Leadership Fellows Program

NYU Leadership Fellows Program is a yearlong program that prepares rising sophomores and juniors to build leadership skills and become changemakers both at NYU and beyond. Program offerings include workshops, a weekend retreat, leadership assessments, individual development, one-on-one coaching and a team challenge. Through such diverse offerings, students discover their strengths, build new skills, engage with peers across NYU, expand their network and design a project where everyone leads collectively.


President’s Service Awards

The purpose of the President’s Service Award is to recognize the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their commitment to civic engagement and service in local communities across the University's global network or for their promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life at New York University.


The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge, hosted annually by the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs at the NYU Stern School of Business, is one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs and startup competitions in the world. It is an 8-month program involving more than 750 students, alumni, faculty and researchers from 16 schools across NYU’s global campuses, all of whom compete for a total of $300,000 in cash prizes and pro bono startup services. You’ll experience how-to workshops, hands-on boot camps and one-on-one coaching sessions—all designed to guide you step-by-step through the startup process, from idea to launch.

The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge comprises three individual competitions:  New Venture Competition, Social Venture Competition, and the Technology Venture Competition.


Wasserman Center Internship Grant

The Wasserman Center Internship Grant was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships within not-for-profits, the arts, education, public service and other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. The Wasserman Center is able to offer approximately 150 $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. This number is subject to change based on available funds. Applications are reviewed by the Wasserman Center Internship Grant Committee and representatives from various NYU academic departments.

Please visit the Wasserman Internship Grant FAQ for more information.


YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (YMA-FSF)

Founded in 1937, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national non-profit association made up of influential members of the fashion community, dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships, and career programs. YMA-FSF's goal is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing, and business so the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable, and creative individuals.

This is not an NYU-run scholarship fund, but Gallatin students are eligible to compete for a $5,000 award, which also presents winners with the opportunity to be mentored by and work with industry professionals. Scholarship awards are based entirely on merit, and take into account the applicant’s GPA and the completion of a case study project. Students can complete the case study through the lens of design, marketing, analytics or supply chain.

For more information, please contact Yevgeniya Traps (