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Scholarships for MBA Studies in the United States

Browse scholarships you can apply for if you'd like to get an MBA in the United States as an international student.

Oct 20, 2023
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MBA scholarships in the US

Scholarships are a great way to make your studies more affordable, enabling you to concentrate on your academic program without the added stress of tuition and living expenses.

Here's a list of scholarships you can apply for if you'd like to get an MBA in the US as an international student:

University scholarships

Harvard Business School MBA Scholarships

  • Duration: Two-year full-time MBA program
  • Scholarship Award: The average scholarship is approximately $46,000 per year, or $92,000 total. Students with the greatest financial need receive full-tuition scholarships.
  • Scholarship Requirements: Based on gross income from the prior three years, assets, socioeconomic background, and undergraduate debt. The financial aid team uses a standardized formula for all students to determine scholarship eligibility.
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA

Columbia Business School MBA Scholarships

  • Duration: Varies, ranging from 1-2 years.
  • Scholarship Award: Offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships to international students.
  • Scholarship Requirements: Partial-tuition scholarships where amounts range from $10,000–$30,000 for qualified candidates.
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA, M.S Financial Economics, M.S Marketing Science, M.S Accounting and Fundamental Analysis, Executive MBA, MBA-Finance.

Tuck School of Business MBA Scholarships

  • Duration: Two-year full-time MBA program
  • Scholarship Award: Ranges from $10,000 to full tuition fee waiver, with additional fellowships and sponsorships available.
  • Scholarship Requirements: Determined through bank statements, tax returns filed in the home country, assets, socio-economic background, and country of residence.
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA

NYU Full-Time MBA Scholarships

  • Duration: Applies to any full-time MBA program at NYU.
  • Scholarship Award: Up to full tuition.
  • Scholarship Requirements: vary depending on the scholarship

Governmental scholarships

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

  • Scholarship Award: $5,000–$15,000 (numbers vary)
  • Scholarship Requirements: Available for full-time and part-time students interested in government finance.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

  • Duration: 2-year master's program
  • Scholarship Award: Up to $37,000 annually
  • Scholarship Requirements: Available to students enrolled in a two-year master's program related to the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Highly competitive.
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA

Major-specific scholarships

Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship Award: $1,500
  • Scholarship Requirements: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, participate in extracurricular activities, and be enrolled in an insurance- or business-related field.
  • Courses or Subjects: [Details not provided]

Orbis Investment Fellowship

  • Scholarship Award: $15,000
  • Scholarship Requirements: For students entering their first year of business school with a passion for investment management.

Scholarship for Women of Color Pursuing MBAs

  • Scholarship Award: $5,000–$18,000
  • Scholarship Requirements: This scholarship supports women of color pursuing MBA degrees, promoting diversity in business education and professional leadership roles.

Privately funded scholarships

Go Global MBA Scholarship

  • Duration: Covers one year of studies
  • Scholarship Award: $7,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled in a program as an international student.
    • You should have no more than 5 years of relevant professional work experience.
    • Fill out an application and submit an essay on an assigned topic.
  • Courses or Subjects: Any MBA degrees.

Forté Fellows Program

  • Duration: Two-year full-time MBA program
  • Scholarship Award: Varies
  • Scholarship Requirements: This scholarship supports women enrolled in an MBA program. Application needed.
  • Courses or Subjects: Any MBA degrees.

National Founder’s Graduate Business Student Scholarship

  • Duration: Any MBA program
  • Scholarship Award: $500
  • Scholarship Requirements: This scholarship supports aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders who are currently pursuing their MBA degrees. Awarded to current full-time MBA students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Courses or Subjects: Any MBA program

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