New York University School of Law’s Root-Tilden-Kern Program

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Root-Tilden-Kern Program

Steve Kanzer serves as chairman and CEO of Accredited Ventures, Inc., a venture capital group that focuses on the life science sector. Also active in charitable giving, Steve Kanzer gives to his alma mater, the New York University School of Law, which offers a number of public service scholarships through the Root-Tilden-Kern Program.

The Root-Tilden-Kern Program provides 20 scholarships per year to students who demonstrate academic excellence, dedication to public service, and leadership potential. During the program, scholarship recipients benefit from opportunities that prepare them for careers in public service, including mentoring and networking opportunities.

The scholarship covers full tuition for three years as well as living expenses for those with demonstrated need. The university also prioritizes diversity and strives to include applicants who come from families with socioeconomic disadvantages.

Since its beginning in 1951, the Root-Tilden-Kern Program has produced graduates that have gone on to become some of the most influential public service attorneys. To learn more about the program, visit


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