Outside Scholarship Resources
Scholarships from outside the school are available from many sources. Private scholarships may be based on various selection criteria: academic achievement, religious affiliation, ethnicity, memberships, civic activities, hobbies, or special talents. There is some effort involved in securing outside funds. We encourage all students to seek outside scholarships and recommend that you begin your search as early as possible. Below is information we have gathered to get you started.
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Scholarship Search Engines
We recommend using only one national search engine and using a separate email address only for this search.
General Sites – U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
AICPA Scholarships – American Institute of CPAs
Scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers.
AIGC Fellowship – American Indian Graduate Center
Graduate fellowship available for American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized U.S. tribes pursuing a graduate or professional degree. In addition to their own scholarships, they also offer extensive information about other available scholarship resources.
American Indian Education Fund Scholarship – Partnership with Native Americans
The mission of the Scholarship service is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed.
Career Development Grants – American Association of University Women
Awarded to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance their career, change careers, or re-enter the workforce. Special consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree. Awards range from $2,000 to $12,000.
Cobell Scholarship Program
The Cobell Scholarship is available to any full-time and degree-seeking American Indian or Alaska Native student pursuing a number of different degree options (including Master’s level degrees).
College Scholarship Program – Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage who are a U.S. citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA) and have a minimum G.P.A of 2.5/4.0.
Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship – Government Finance Officers Association
The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship, funded by the Goldberg Miller Foundation, is awarded to a graduate student who is enrolled in a full-time master’s study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Citizen or permanent resident of US or Canada. Also listed as the Goldberg-Miller Finance Scholarship.
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
Graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences. Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens.
Education for Sustainable Energy Development – Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
This program supports outstanding students, from developing countries, pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject. Up to $23,000 per year, two-year max.
Emerging MBA Scholars – McKinsey & Company
McKinsey will be gathering a select group of pre-MBA students and awarded these individuals with scholarships, as well as the chance to start building a remarkable network.
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA)
FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children–rewarding hard workers through their merit-based program.
GDMF Scholarships – Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
Provides current and former special operations professionals, from all branches of the government, the means necessary to transition and succeed in civilian life.
Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship – Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship is awarded to recognize outstanding students and their achievements. Fellowship recipients must be first-year MBA students; pursuing a Summer Associate position at Goldman Sachs; Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or women. Recipients will receive a $35,000 award in addition to the Summer Associate salary. Upon successful completion of the summer internship and acceptance of a full-time offer, Fellowship recipients will be awarded an additional $40,000, plus any full-time Associate signing bonus, as applicable.
Graduate Research Fellowship Awards – National Science Foundation
The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. This program seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the U.S. and to reinforce its diversity.
Graduate Women International
Education is key to gender equality, economic promotion, better health and much more. The fellowships and grants offered by GWI and its national affiliates support the research, study and training needed to open doors to higher and continuing education for women throughout the world.
International Fellowships – American Association of University Women
International fellowships are awarded to women at graduate and postgraduate level. Awards range $18,000-$30,000.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship – Zonta International
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
KASF provides scholarships to Korean American students, encourage community, civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
LunaCap Foundation assists well deserved Active Military, U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, and students of Mexican descent with the cost of Top-Tier MBA programs.
MBA Scholarship Program – National Black MBA Association, Inc.
Awarded to outstanding minority students pursuing graduate management/business degrees, while demonstrating strong leadership abilities, and commitment to their communities, ranging from $2,500 to $15,000.
Military Scholarships – Affordable Colleges
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Military and Veterans.
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship – Government Finance Officers Association
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to a graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship – National Federation of the Blind
The federation grants thirty scholarships annually to legally blind persons in higher education ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000.
National Italian American Scholarships – National Italian American Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year.
National Society of Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA) Scholarship Program – National Society of Hispanic MBA
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship program provides funding to assist Hispanics pursuing Master’s Degrees in management/business. Awards range from $2,500–$10,000. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of Hispanic background and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a MBA program by fall of the application year. Applicants must also be NSHMBA members and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Awards are renewable for up to one year or until a Master’s Degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000. US citizen or legal permanent resident.
Orbis Investment Management MBA Fellowship – Orbis Investment Management
This is an award that students passionate about investment management can use towards their tuition and/or course-related expenses. There are no demographic criteria or previous work experience requirements.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Each year The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the U.S.
Point Foundation – The National LGBT Scholarship Fund
The Point Foundation provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship – Reaching Out MBA
The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are outstanding opportunities for out LGBT young professionals and their active allies to build their careers.
Robert A. Toigo Foundation
The Toigo Fellowship is the only MBA graduate-level fellowship for minority professionals committed to careers in finance. Fellows join a network of 800+ Toigo Alumni which includes finance industry leaders at every level and in a broad mix of finance sectors.
A new scholarship for future leaders and changemakers, Samvid Scholars was established in 2021 by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society.
Selected Professions Fellowships – American Association of University Women
Awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time MBA. Awards range from $5,000 to $12,000. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship – The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.
The Versitas Education Scholarship – Versitas
Offering a scholarship to outstanding students pursuing majors in the business world.
General Sites – U.S. and/or International
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
In addition to providing research grants to U.S. faculty & scholars, Fulbright runs scholarship programs for international students in over 140 countries, for any field of graduate study. Program administration is through CIES, but students should apply through the Fulbright Commission in their country or through a local U.S. Embassy. Funding, through the U.S. Department of State covers partial tuition, stipend allowance, and insurance. Students must leave the U.S. for a minimum of two years after graduation, preferably returning to their home country.
The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.
Institute of International Education
Information page on corporate and foundation programs, e.g., Ford Foundation; Regional Program of Graduate Fellowships in the Social Sciences, supported by the Ford, Hewlett, and MacArthur foundations, and assists social scientists from Mexico and Central America to complete graduate study in the country of their choice and return to their home country.
International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX administers various fellowships for non-degree study, one-year and two-year graduate study in the U.S. for foreign nationals within 11 areas of study: Business Administration, Economics, Education, Environmental Management, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Library and Information Science, Public Administration, Public Health and Public Policy. The host university must make application to receive scholars. Funding covers partial tuition, monthly stipend, materials allowance, insurance, J-1 visa support, test fees (for finalists).
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
International Scholarships Online
International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid and scholarship resource for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad. There are several scholarships in this database for students of all backgrounds and areas of interest.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program
Under additional scholarship resources there is a comprehensive listing of scholarships available to minority students.
Thomson Peterson’s Financial Aid Information
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General Sites – International
Australia to US Fellowship – American Australian Association
The association awards individual Fellowships of up to $40,000USD for advanced study in the US. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the US and Australia.
Belgian American Educational Foundation Conditional Grants
Awards for tuition and living expenses for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree, who have been accepted to an approved U.S. university.
Funds scholarships for MBA programs outside Brazil, with partner schools only.
The Project START offers partial scholarships to Brazilian MBA students attending full-time MBA programs in the United States and Europe.
Canadian Scholarships – lists of hundreds of scholarships for Canadian citizens at all levels of education and in all fields.
Chilean Government: Agencia de Cooperación Internacional (ACGI)
Credito CORFU offers line of credit, obtained through banks to cover expenses for graduate study abroad.
Colfuturo Scholarship Program – Colfuturo
This scholarship allows Colombian students into a world undergoing globalization through undergraduate and graduate educational programs. Students must return to Colombia within one year of finishing their programs in order to qualify for a scholarship comprising a 50% waiver of the loan.
Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program
The OCI Foundation provides scholarships for extraordinary Egyptian graduate students interested in studying at prestigious universities in the United States or Europe in fields that will enhance the economic prosperity of Egypt.
FANTEL Scholarships for Higher Education
This scholarship provides academic and professional opportunities to Salvadoran citizens who show outstanding ability in their areas of academic specialization.
BRED Grand’Ze – BRED
Bred is the most important regional bank of the Group Banque Populaire and offers student loans to French students.
Serge Bellanger French-American Student Scholarship – French-American Chamber of Commerce
This scholarship is for French nationals accepted to a study abroad MBA program in the US.
Deutscher Akademischer Autauschdienst – German Academic Exchange Service
The DAAD is the national information centre for Germans interested in study programs and funding opportunities abroad.
The Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Fund (HAESF)
HAESF’s objective is to promote free enterprise and development in Hungary and to continue to strengthen ties between the United States and Hungary.
Becas Magdalena O. Vda. de Brockman (MOB) Scholarship
Grants support for foreign master’s class universities to a prominent Mexican with great humanity, who are committed to our country and to the Association.
Government funded scholarships. Requires that student go back to Mexico upon graduation.
FIDERH – Banco de Mexico
The Fund for Development of Human Resources offers loans to Mexican students to finance their graduate studies either in Mexico or abroad.
FUNED’s mission is “To help Mexican young college graduates, develop their potential to become the leaders of a better tomorrow for their Country.”
Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships – Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
The scholarship was launched in 2010 and gives New Zealand’s senior managers, business owners and executives an opportunity to attend a world-class business school.
Banc de Credito Peru – Loan Program
For graduate studies outside Peru. Will finance up to total cost of program, up to 48 months total, plus room & board. Company or individual guarantor required.
Fundacion Rafael del Pino
The foundation provides scholarships for Spanish students interested in studying the areas of business, economics, law or competitive market analysis.
The Swedish Government provides loans and grants for Swedish students studying abroad.
Sainsbury Management Fellows’ Society
For engineers seeking MBA degree, funds one year of study.
Career Development Loans
CDLs are a longstanding program, available within Great Britain, intended to help remove the financial barrier to learning.