Schultz Veteran Fellowship

Shultz Veteran Fellowship

The Schultz Veteran Fellowship aims to support an underserved population of Veterans and their families by developing a strong cadre of social workers with exceptional military cultural competence. Each Fellow will be provided with financial assistance and professional development support to foster their success.


There are an estimated 2.5 million veterans who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which has placed enormous pressure on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and community organizations to provide adequate mental health care. As a result, there has been an increase in demand for social workers who possess a deep understanding of the military in a wide range of environments, including hospitals, educational settings, and community-based agencies.

Program Goals

  • Recruit and admit 300 undergraduate and graduate social work students to The Schultz Veterans Fellowship program over a three-year period.
  • Develop social workers well-versed in military culture and practices through learning experiences and interactions for undergraduate and graduate social work students.
  • Share best practices with veterans’ service institutions, community partners, and other universities.

Who Should Apply

Veterans, military family members, and students who are interested in working with veterans who otherwise would not be able to pursue an NYU social work education.

New York University participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Yellow Ribbon is a scholarship designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits. NYU’s program covers both full and part-time students. Students at NYU Silver may be awarded a scholarship in addition to their tuition benefits.