Baruch Scholars Program Offers Full Tuition for Students

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Baruch Scholars

Steve Kanzer possesses more than two decades of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical development and serves as the chairman and CEO of Accredited Ventures in New York, New York. Prior to the launch of his career, Steve Kanzer graduated from Baruch College with a bachelor of business administration in accounting. He also was a Baruch Scholar.

The Baruch Scholars Program admits students entering into their first-year of college and supplies generous scholarships for in-state and out-of-state students. Designed to deliver supportive advisement and extensive academic opportunities, the program mitigates the financial burdens of college in order to help students focus on pursing their intellectual interests and career goals. Baruch Scholars participate in a wide range of activities, from studying abroad and conducting independent research to engaging the New York Community through civic responsibility and central issues. Furthermore, program advisors keep students informed about opportunities for professional development and additional scholarships.

In-state students will receive a full-tuition scholarship over a four-year period, while amounts for out-of-state students may vary. The program does not cover tuition for summer semesters. In order to graduate with honors from the program, students must also meet a number of general requirements, including enrollment as a full-time student and the completion of a minimum of 10 honor courses. Scholars must also commit to at least 15 hours of community service and attend one cultural event per semester.

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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

Zicklin School of Business

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Zicklin School of Business

Prior to beginning a career as a biotech venture capitalist, Steve H. Kanzer attended the New York University School of Law in New York City, New York where he received a JD in 1988. Steve Kanzer also attended Baruch College in New York City, New York, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting in 1985.

Baruch College is a part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system and features the Zicklin School of Business. The Zicklin School of Business offers an executive MBA and MS program to help business students along with business professionals and potential executives who are looking to improve their skills and business potential.

The Zicklin School of Business’ offerings include an executive MS in Finance that is designed to help students think strategically while making financial decisions and knowing how to communicate persuasively and effectively. Many alumni have gone on to achieve positions at major companies such as Barclay’s, Neuberger Berman, Citigroup, and JP Morgan Chase.

Centers of the New York University School of Law


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New York University School of Law

The founder of Synthetic Biologics, Inc., and the chief executive officer and chairman of Accredited Ventures, Inc., Steve Kanzer has more than two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Steve Kanzer was previously a member of a New York City-based law firm that focused on mergers and acquisitions. He earned his juris doctor from the New York University School of Law.

The oldest law school in the city, the New York University School of Law was founded in 1835 and offers students the opportunity to focus on a range of study areas, from cities and land use to taxation, among others. In addition to its conferences and symposia, the school also offers more than 30 centers and institutes to bring students and faculty together, including the Center on Civil Justice and the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights.

Established in 2014, the Center on Civil Justice is dedicated to the study and practice of aggregate litigation and civil procedure. It is a place for judges, scholars, law professors, and practitioners to come together to study and discuss possible civil justice reforms. Not only does the center sponsor conferences on that topic, it also supports original research on a variety of complex legal issues.

Created to focus research on the topics of human rights advocacy, education, and scholarship, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights has been in operation for more than 15 years. Its most notable initiative is the China and International Human Rights Law Research Program, which partners the institute with Human Rights in China to help students build skills related to Internet freedom and international human rights advocacy.