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NYU students apply the knowledge and skills they have gained at NYU to leadership in storied careers and notable pursuits. NYU alumni are Fulbright, Rhodes and Marshall Scholars and winners of Academy, Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Awards. They are Nobel Laureates across disciplines and inventors of life-changing devices, products and medicines. They serve in the US Congress, run global nonprofit organizations, and have founded companies that are industry leaders. The NYU Leadership Initiative aims to build on this success in preparing students to work across sectors, boundaries and contexts as global citizen leaders.


National Scholarship Competitions

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NYU students have been awarded many of the nation's most prestigious and competitive scholarships, grants and awards.

The NYU Office for National Scholarships guides students to a diverse catalog of prestigious scholarship contests, advises interested students through the application process and can point to other scholarship resources to help students meet their needs.

If you are interested in and eligible to apply for prestigious awards including the J. William Fulbright Grant, Gates Cambridge Trust, Marshall Scholarship and George J. Mitchell Scholarship, please contact the Office for National Scholarships by April 15, 2014. They will answer questions you have and assist you in the application process.

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Coming Soon: Writing the Personal Essay for Scholarship Applications
This is a two-hour workshop designed to end any writer’s block you might have in beginning or drafting a personal essay for scholarship applications. We will be considering the role of the personal essay in your application overall, the question of tone and focus, and through a series of brainstorming exercises, you’ll work on identifying key characteristics and traits of yours, exploring how they might be conveyed to your reader, and considering how these details might build to an essay (with an idea in it) rather than remaining simply a story. You’ll leave the workshop with notes for a complete draft.

This workshop is taught by Jenni Quilter, Director of Scholarship Programsand Senior Language Lecturer at the Expository Writing Program. She is a former Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand.

More details coming soon! Please contact with any questions.


White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Plus, NYU students can study at the NYU Washington DC campus while interning!
Application deadline: September 7, 2014
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