One of the most valuable aspects of attending a small college is the assurance that you will be receiving individual guidance and encouragement in pursuing your educational goals. At Stern College for Women, this
benefit is manifest both within and beyond the classroom, the beit midrash, the labs and the studios. Student-faculty
interactions inevitably lead to meaningful discussions and creative projects
that can be truly transforming. Below you will find descriptions of some special enrichment program that
have developed over the years, largely in response to student interest and
faculty initiatives. Some are directed
at a particular major interest. Others
are open to all. I encourage you to look
at each of them as one way to explore how you might take advantage of the full
benefits of being at Stern College.
—Karen Bacon, PhD
The Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean
Stern College for Women
The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program
The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program
is built upon the premise that outstanding scholars should be brought together,
challenged and encouraged to excel. The
program nurtures students as it helps them to grow intellectually and
personally in academic and extracurricular outlets. The academic program stresses writing and
critical analysis, research and individual mentoring. In their final three semesters, the honor
students each complete a senior project under the individual guidance of a
faculty mentor. Each semester the Honors
Program calendar includes a speakers series, leadership workshops and an
exciting array of outings to operas, plays, museums and other cultural
destinations. Students completing the
Honors Program have the Honors distinction noted on their transcript and their
Dean’s Scholars Program
Scholars, selected by the Admissions Committee, receive academic scholarships,
are invited to special receptions and lectures, are eligible to take honors
level courses and have the benefit of a specially designated academic advisor
in the Dean’s Office. Students are
chosen for this honor on the basis of past academic achievement and leadership
Henry Kressel Research Scholarship Program offers juniors and seniors the
opportunity for a yearlong intensive research project under the direct
supervision of a senior faculty member. The scholars receive a stipend for the year, along with travel money and
appropriate research-support. Following
their research tenure, Kressel Scholars present their projects to the student
body to simulate a larger intellectual discussion on their topics.
Zahava and Moshael Straus
Center for Torah and Western Thought
the direction of Dr. Meir Soloveichik, the center will offer students
fellowships, tutorials, seminars and travel abroad options to explore the great
moral, philosophical and theological questions of our age and to engage with
leading thinkers both in the United States and in Israel.
Presidential Fellowship in the University and Community Leadership, awarded
competitively, gives recent graduates the opportunity to serve as junior staff
members at the university. Fellows
attend weekly graduate leadership seminars while simultaneously working in
various departments in the university.
Each fellow is closely mentored by a senior university administrator.
Jewish Educators Project
the need for additional talented teachers in the field of Jewish education, the
Legacy Heritage Fund has partnered with Stern College for Women to create the
Jewish Educators Project. Students
dedicated to a career in Jewish education are able to major in Jewish studies
with a concentration in Jewish education. Outstanding students interested in pursuing this three-year track may apply
to become Legacy Heritage Fund Scholars.
Scholars receive full tuition support in the form of grants and
forgivable loans for undergraduate study at Stern College. Additional aspects of the program include one
on one mentoring, professional development, intensive Hebrew language
instruction and substantial fieldwork experience.
Law, Dispute Resolution and Justice
This project is under the direction of Edward Stein, vice dean of YU Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The seminar meets six Fridays during the semester for two hours with members of the Cardozo faculty to explore selected issues related to constitutional law, civil rights, international law, public policy, and other topics. The class explores the way in which the U.S. legal system resolves disputes and addresses fundamental questions of justice in our society through legal reasoning and processes including statutes, litigation, criminal procedures, and alternative dispute resolution processes.
Jewish Foundation for
Education of Women
partners with Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) and offers the
Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Science Fellowships. Recipients of the JFEW Fellowship receive
$10,000 scholarship support for each of three years. Fellows have the opportunity to participate
in summer research internships for which they receive a stipend, attend and present
research at national and international science conferences, receive one-on-one
mentoring by Stern science faculty and participate in lectures and workshops on
topics addressing leadership training, career development and academic success.
Scheiber Scholarship to the Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Benefactor Anne Scheiber believed in the mission of YU: to apply the best of Torah values and Western knowledge to serving the community at large. Before she died in 1995, she established the Anne Scheiber Scholarship Fund for financially and academically deserving Jewish women studying at Stern College for Women and Albert Einstein College of Medicine “who have indicated their desire to assist in the development of humanity, and alleviate pain and suffering.” Scholarships up to full tuition are awarded to graduates of Stern College for Women entering Albert Einstein College of Medicine who require financial assistance. Scholarships will be given out each year to qualified students with the amount based on the student’s need.
Stern Einstein Research Connection Program, created and funded by Stern College
alumnae attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, provides a student
between her sophomore and junior years with an introductory summer research
experience at the medical school. In
addition to arranging for the research experience, the SCW alumnae mentor
advise the SERC Fellow as she acclimates to a major research environment. Selected students receive a stipend and are
eligible for summer housing at the medical school campus.
Roth Scholars Program
program is open to YU undergraduates between their junior and senior years who
are majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, physics or
psychology. Students accepted into the
program conduct basic scientific research during the summer at the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine. In
addition, they participate in lectures and seminars. Roth Scholars receive a stipend of $3,000.
Frontiers in Biomedical Science
Developed in conjunction with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, select first time on campus Dean Scholar undergraduates participate in Friday morning sessions at the medical school during the academic year. These sessions are geared to enhancing their understanding of current issues in medical science and practice. Lecture/discussion topics may include health economics, bioethics and health disparities as well as emerging biomedical research fields.
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