Unlike law school, which in recent years has left graduates with increasing debt burdens, the median debt load of MBA students has stuck to about $40,000 in recent years. This may seem like a lot, but for a program that will boost your earning power for the rest of your life, and compared to other professional degrees, is actually quite reasonable. With almost every type of school’s tuition on the rise, this also hints at the availability of aid for MBA students.
There are literally thousands of MBA scholarships out there. If you’re an accepted student, or have a few schools that you are looking at, a good starting point is always your school’s financial aid page. Many scholarships are dependent upon the school you attend. While going into the offerings of every individual school would extend this list indefinitely, there are many scholarships available to future MBA students regardless of the individual school they attend. Those are the scholarships we’ve chosen to focus on in this particular list. Check out our best MBA scholarships for 2014.
- Richard A. Freund International Scholarships: This $5,000 yearly scholarship is for graduate study of the theory and application of quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, and totl quality management.
- Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship: This merit-based, full-tuition fellowship is available for highly capable students from background under-represented in MBA programs.
- Julia Kiene Fellowship: This $2,000 yearly scholarship iis for graduate students engaging in study related to future employment in the utility industry, including Business/Consumer Services students.
- Golden Key Graduate Scholarship Award: This $10,000 award is for graduate students who impress Golden Key’s selection committe with a description of previous academic work, plans for future graduate or professional school work, and a description of they belive they can enact change in the future.
- Golden Key Business Achievement Award: Applicants for this $1,000 award (lower awards for 2nd and 3rd place) will be posed a problem by an honorary member within the discipline and respond with a professional business report.
- AACE International Competitive Scholarships: This award ranges from $2,000-$8,000 and is for currently enrolled full-time students studying a field related to cost engineering/cost management. For future graduate students, students must already be enrolled in a graduate level program and in their final year of undergraduate study.
- Mark Duda Scholarship: This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students studying data and targeting strategies in direct and interactive marketing.
- Tribal Business Management Program: This scholarship is for students who are 1/4th or greater American Indian who plan to study business, finance, management, conomics, banking, hotel management, or related fields, and who plan to work in economic development for tribes.
- ABA Diversity Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship focuses on broadening under represented groups in management and operation ranks of transportation, travel and tourism industries.
- George Nicholson Student Paper Competition: This $600 award (less for other ranking papers) is available for those willing to submit outstanding papers in the field of operations research and management sciences.
- Denton Graduate Scholarship: For members of Sigma Chi, this $1,000 scholarship offers support to graduate students studying the field of international affairs, word trade, economics, business, or political science.
- Goldman Sachs/Matsuo Takabuki Commermorative Scholarship: This $2,500-$20,000 scholarship is for students pursuing graduate degrees in business or financial services with preference given to applicatns who are from Hawaii or who demonstrate financial need.
- Cornaro Scholarship: Ths $5,000 yearly scholarship is available to members of Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate HOnor Society, and can be applied to graduate or professional school.
- National Society of Hispanic MBA Scholarship: This $2,500-$10,000 scholarship is for qualified Hispanic MBA students willing to serve as an officer of a local NSHMBA chapter, help raise funds, and thrive as a hispanic MBA leader.
- Robert Yourzak Scholarship Award: This $2,000 scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students from anywhere in the world studying project management or related fields.
- IMA Scholarship Program: This scholarship ranges from $1,000-$2,500 for undergraduate or graduate students interested in management accounting, financial management, or information technology.
- IAAO Academic Partnership Program: This $2,500-$5,000 grant is available to graduate/postgraduate students who are willing to submit a satisfactory report for publication on property appraisal, assessment, administration or property tax collection.
- Holstein Associates/ Robert H. Rumler Scholarship: This $3,000 award is for undergraduate and graduate students with an interested in dairy production and who are currently studying agribusiness, business, or consumer services.
- Government Finance Officer’s Association Scholarships: Ranging from $6,000-$11,000 these awards reward students of various criteria who are completing graduate work on government finance.
- AAUW International Fellowships: This $18,000-$30,000 fellowship is available to outstanding women who are non-US citizens and who wish to study at graduate or postgraduate levels in the United States.
- Elizabeth Tuckerman Scholarship Foundation: This $40,000 grant is for students domiciled in Wales who desire further postgraduate education in the United States. Applicants must apply through the financial aid office of the school where they will enroll.
- Fellowships and Grants for Advanced Study or Research in the USA: This $2,000-$20,000 Fellowship is granted for graduate and postgraduate research in the United States and available to citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
- Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco Scholarship: This scholarship offers $10,000 yearly for graduate students. To be eligible you must be a Bay Area female enrolled in a Bay Area college or university studying to advance a career in Finance.
- PMI Central Florida Chapter Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarships is available to a resident of Florida attending or planning to attend an institution in Central Florida, or a resident of Central Florida attending any instution who plans to study project management.
- Wayne K Latham Project Management Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship is available for students studying project management or a related discipline with preference to students from Dallas/Fort Worth or Texas.
- Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship is available for students studying project management or related fields with preferance to students from the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, or the mid-Atlantic region.
- Li Foundation Scholarship: This $17,500-$20,000 scholarship is available at a number of institutions for Chinese graduate and postgraduate students and covers 1-2 year graduate programs in the United States.
- Georgia Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship for residents of the state of Georgia attending a univeristy in Georgia rewards oustanding study of public finance at the undergraduate or graduate level.
- DAAD Study Scholarship: This scholarship ranges from $11,400-$22,300 and allows graduate students to extend their study for one year while studying at select German Universities. Scholarship includes stipend, health insurance, and one-time travel stipend.
- NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships: This $7,500 scholarship is for NCAA student athletes who intend to continue with graduate level or professional school study, and who have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Students must be nominated in their final season of NCAA play.