Class of 2023 - thank you for your interest in the Stern Senior Honors Program! 
The Honors Program consists of a year-long research project completed with the mentorship of a top faculty member and culminates in the spring with your presentation of a completed thesis. In addition to this great accomplishment, students in the honors program gain access to top faculty and their research subjects through an intensive year-long seminar. As an honors program participant, you are also eligible to take up to 6 credits of MBA coursework throughout your senior year. A strong candidate is someone who has challenged themselves academically and has demonstrated the capability to conduct research as evidenced through prior experience and/or expressed interest.

In order to participate in this program, you must be enrolled in classes on the Washington Square campus in both the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters (however students can be part-time in their final semester if eligible). Students who plan to study abroad in the fall 2022 or spring 2023 semesters or to graduate in January 2023 are not eligible to apply.

Click here to view the video recording of the Information Session held on February 18, 2022.

 Apply by completing the following application components by Sunday, March 27th: 

Submit your student information and short answer questions via the Honors Application Form. This will include uploading a transcript, resume, and optional scholarship* essay.
Upon receipt of a completed application, you might be invited to an interview to be conducted with a Stern Honors Program Committee, consisting of administrators and faculty members, during April 2022. If selected, you will receive further information regarding interviews.
Find a faculty member who can complete the faculty evaluation form on your behalf. Preferably, students who have done SPUR should ask their SPUR professor.
Save the date: If selected to be part of the Honors Program, you will be required to attend the orientation on Mon, May 2. 
Prepare to free up your schedule: the Honors seminar will be held on Fridays from 9am-12pm each week in both the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters. 
Scholarship Opportunities*

Scholarships will be awarded to select admitted students into the Honors Program class of 2023 who demonstrate financial need* and who show great promise in their thesis research and scholarship. Interested applicants will be asked to submit a word document through the application google form containing a brief statement explaining your financial need and how you would benefit from this scholarship. 

*Eligible students must have financial need as defined by:
U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident: a FAFSA for the 2021-2022 year must be on file with the NYU Financial Aid Office and a student must file a FAFSA for the 2021-2022 year as well. Click here for more information on submitting the FAFSA.
International Students: a CSS profile for the 2021-2021 year must be on file with the NYU Financial Aid Office and a student must file a CSS profile for the 2022-2023 year as well. Click here for more information on submitting the CSS profile.
All students must maintain NYU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards to receive and retain these scholarships. 
Honors Thesis Index
Curious to see what previous Honors Program students chose to write about? Review the collection of alumni theses below. 
Email Mariya Pugacheva ( or Jessie Rosenzweig (