In addition to financial assistance available through HBS, you have access to external sources of funding. We encourage you to explore these potential resources.
If you receive any funding through external sources, you must notify MBA Financial Aid so your financial aid package can be adjusted accordingly.
If you receive an HBS Fellowship, we will reduce your HBS Fellowship only if your total external fellowships exceed $20,000 during the MBA Program. If your total external funding is less than $20,000, we may reduce your loan package in order to lower your graduating debt.
Find information on funding opportunities open to:
A vast amount of scholarship information is available on internet. To help you begin your search, the following sites offer background information and links to other resources. Please note that most of these resources require admission to the MBA Program before you can apply.
American Association of University WomenInternational Fellowships are available to international women students studying in the U.S. Selected Professions Fellowships are available for minority women who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
For further information, contact:AAUW Educational Foundation1111 16th Street NWWashington, D.C. 20046202.728.7602Website: www.aauw.org
Robert A. Toigo FoundationAwarded to minority MBA students interested in careers in financial services. Applicants must be nominated by HBS.
For further information, contact:Robert A. Toigo Foundation1230 Preservation Park WayOakland, CA 94612Phone: 510.763.5771E-mail: info+toigofoundation.orgWebsite: www.toigofoundation.org
National Society of Hispanic MBAs/Hispanic Scholarship FoundationFinancial assistance for outstanding Hispanic students pursuing a graduate degree in management/business. Awards range from $2,500-$5,000 and one $10,000 award.
For further information contact*:NSHMBA - HSF Scholarship Program55 Second StreetSuite 1500San Francisco, CA 94105www.nshmba.org www.hsf.net *For an application, please send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope.
Minorities in Government Finance ScholarshipThe Government Finance Officers Association offers a Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000, awarded to outstanding U.S. and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
For details and application information, contact:Scholarship CommitteeGovernment Finance Officers Association203 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2700Chicago, IL 60601-1210312-977-9700www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml
AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting StudentsOffers scholarship support for minority students with accounting backgrounds. Applications can be downloaded from http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/index.htm.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants1211 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10036212.596.6200www.aicpa.org
British Friends of Harvard Business School Fulbright Scholarships
Eduarda Justo Foundation (Spain)A scholarship program to benefit academically talented, highly motivated MBA students from Spain with a preference for students from Almeria, Spain.
Each scholarship covers the following:
For further information is available on the website.
Fundação EstudarMerit-based scholarship opportunity for Brazilian students with leadership and entrepreneurial profiles.
Further information is available on the website.
Instituto Ling Scholarship ProgramAnnual scholarship program for Brazilian citizens with entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills to contribute to Brazilian economic, social and cultural development.
Further information, contact:Tel: +55 51 3533-5710Tel: +55 51 3533-5712E-Mail: Instituto.Ling@institutoling.org.brWeb: http://www.institutoling.org.br
The Sainsbury Management Fellowship SchemeFellowships are available for EU/EEU citizens normally domiciled in the UK. Students are expected to have a first degree in engineering and can demonstrate how they will be able to contribute to UK engineering and business.
For further information contact:Kevin Brandon, Programme Manager - VP's & CPDThe Royal Academy of Engineering3 Carlton House TerraceLondon SW1Y 5DGTelephone: +44 (0) 207 766 0600Fax: +44 (0) 207 930 1549Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.raeng.org.uk
Harvard Business School Foundation of Germany (HBSF)Grants a scholarship of up to € 20.000 for a German first-year HBS student. Scholarship will be awarded by the Board of the HBSF according to financial need and personal qualification.
For further information, contact:Stefan Eishold, PresidentHarvard Business School Foundation of Germanyc/o ARCUS Capital AGIsmaninger Strasse 67aD- 81675 Muenchen, Germanyeishold+arcus-muc.de
Boustany FoundationGranted to an outstanding candidate every two years. Next award will be for the MBA Class of 2019 entering in fall of 2017. Scholarship will cover $90,000 toward tuition fees ($45,000 USD for the first year and $45,000 USD for the second year). The Foundation will also cover travel and accommodation expenses for the internship. The scholarship will be awarded to candidates of any nation but priority will be given to candidates of Lebanese descent.
For further information and specific requirements of this scholarship, please contact:Mrs. Alison PittScholarship Admission OfficerBoustany Foundation1 Avenue des Citronniers98000 MonacoEmail: admissions+boustany-foundation.orgWebsite: http://boustany-foundation.org
Fundacion Mexico en HarvardFunding for Mexican citizens for graduate study at Harvard. Foundation can be helpful to Mexican students researching all funding opportunities in Mexico.
For further information, contact:Fundacion Mexico en Harvard, A.C.Monte Pelvoux No. 220-PHCol. Lomas de Chapultepec11000 Mexico, D.F.www.fundacionharvard.org
7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship Created in 2010 by Seven Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria to commemorate its 50th anniversary, and aligns with the Company's overall vision of creating a greener future for promising Nigerians. Scholarship covers tuition, board and travel expenses for both years of the MBA program.
For further information and specific requirements of this scholarship, please send email with a copy of your admissions letter to hbsscholarship+sevenup.org. Company will contact you with next steps.
UNIQLO HBS Fellowship The UNIQLO HBS Fellowship Program is for Japanese nationals entering Harvard Business School (HBS) with the objective of supporting students who are not already sponsored by a coporation or other organization. This program will start September 2015 and will continue for three years. It will award up to $200,000 over the course of two years to one recipient at Harvard Business School. This program provides promising individuals, regardless of financial circumstances, the opportunity to become the next generation of business leaders on the global stage.
For further information contact:CSR Division, Fast RetailingFR_G_frgcsr@fastretailing.com
LIFE Scholarship (Lebanese International Finance ExecutivesLIFE, an organization channelling the influence of Lebanese Finance Executives worldwide, provides scholarships for Lebanese students (or of Lebanese descent) seeking to pursue their studies at top U.S. universities in the fields of finance/business. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence (at or above 80th percentile) and have financial need. The LIFE scholarship covers up to $12,000.00USD per academic year and is renewable for the recipient's following year of study provided excellent academic standards are maintained. Once the scholarship is granted, LIFE intends to assign a mentor and a source of support and assistance. Application details can be found here.
Olam International Africa Graduate Scholarship Olam International is a global agri-business listed and headquartered in Singapore, growing, sourcing and processing food ingredients and industrial raw materials such as coffee, cocoa, cashew and cotton for over 13,800 customers, including Nestle, Unilever and Mars. The scholarship will cover $58,000 over the two year MBA program from Sub Saharan Africa. Two scholarships are available.
Almost 80 percent of Olam's global footprint is in emerging markets, which includes 24 countries in Africa. Our relations with these countries run deep, as we work closely with small holder farmers and employ many people in our plantations and processing plants. However, this also means that we see first hand the challenges that still need to be overcome. To this end, our vision is to: "Support aspiring and capable students to pursue higher education in a leading international institution so that they can become change catalysts and agents towards ensuring food security and safety in African emerging markets". In order to fulfill our vision we believe the scholarships are best suited to a post-graduate who can express through a personal statement their commitment to catalyzing change in Africa. Olam can provide mentoring throughout the course and beyond.
Applications are currently closed but will reopen in summer 2016.
Yellow Ribbon ProgramFor the 2016-2017 year, HBS will contribute $18,000 to each eligible veteran up to a maximum of 70 veterans. This contribution is matched by the VA.
Post-9/11 GI BillVeterans should fully explore the new GI Bill benefits. Eligible veterans may receive up to the following benefits:
For information on your eligibility, please visit the GIBill website. Students may apply for need-based HBS Fellowships in addition to this benefit.
Please note that enrolling while on active duty no longer increases eligibility.
In addition, the historic GI Bill programs still operate. In most cases the post-9/11 GI Bill is the best deal. Veterans with longer-term service or special circumstances are urged to seek counsel from the Veterans Administration and organization such as IAVA.
Montgomery GI BillThe Montgomery GI Bill is intended for veterans who entered the service after July 1, 1985, served two years of continuous active duty, accepted a $100-a-month reduction in their military pay for the first twelve months of service, and received an honorable discharge. The monthly rate depends on the veteran's length of active duty, service in the Selective Reserve, or service in the National Guard. The benefits entitlement period is thirty-six months of full-time enrollment or part-time equivalent in a graduate program.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEAP/REAP) DEAP provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as the result of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree programs.
It is the Veteran's responsibility to make sure their file is transferred to the Boston VRE office. Contact HBS MBA Financial Aid Services for details on how to best do this.
For Active Duty Personnel
Advanced Civilian Schooling (ACS)
HBS has an agreement in place with USMA for four ACS slots. Contact your department head at West Point if you are interested in securing one of the slots if accepted. It is the service member's responsibility to complete a DA-2125 course listing form in cooperation with the HBS Registrar's office. HBS cannot guarantee future course availability or cross registration status. If a service member is selected for ACS, s/he should contact MBA Financial Aid to obtain the required letter. After the ACS agreement is complete, it is the service member's responsibility to set up sponsored billing.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New AmericansFellowships for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. A new American is defined as a resident alien, a naturalized US citizen, or the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Details and an application, contact:The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans400 West 59th StreetNew York, NY 10019Phone: 212.547.6926Fax: 212.548.4623Email: pdsoros_fellows+sorosny.orgWebsite: www.pdsoros.org
Jack Kent Cooke FoundationScholarships to college seniors or recent graduates entering graduate programs. Students must be nominated by their undergraduate institutions.For details contact:Jack Kent Cooke Foundation44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 200Lansdowne, Virginia 20176-5199Phone: Visit the website for contact numbers for specific programsFax: 703.723.8030Email: jkc+jackkentcookefoundation.orgWebsite: www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
George and Mary Knox Graduate ScholarshipFinancial Assistance for Bowdoin College graduates who attend HBS.
George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship$5,000 scholarship available for students of public administration, finance, business administration or a related field. Student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.
More information or to request an application, contact:Scholarship CommitteeGovernment Finance Officer Association203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700Chicago, IL 60601-1210312.977.9700
The McCabe FellowshipAwarded to seniors and graduates of Swarthmore College for a year (normally the initial year) of study at Harvard. Awards are administered by the Committee on Fellowships and Prizes and carry a stipend of $5,000.
Recipients may apply for a second year of funding.
Accountemps/AICPA Student ScholarshipThe Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship is a competitive award of $2,500 for two outstanding AICPA student affiliate members pursuing careers in accounting, finance, or information systems.
Details and application information, contact:Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship ProgramAmerican Institute of CPAs - Team 0461211 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10036-8775www.accountemps.com/AT/AICPAScholarship
The Point FoundationScholarships for LGBT students. Details and application, please contact http://www.pointfoundation.org/.
The Rising Farmworker DreamfundPre-MBA fellowship for students interested in pursing an MBA degree. Mission of RFDF is to leverage the power and resources of business to empower the farmworking community—migrant and seasonal farmworkers and son and daughters of farmworkers. Fellowship supports that mission by giving talented students the opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in management, which will ultimately enable them to become resourceful leaders who give back to their respective communities.For more information:www.risingfarmworkers.org
The Richard Metzler AMCF ScholarshipsThe Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) strives to promote an environment that fosters the success of its member firms and the value they deliver to their clients. The Foundation for Excellence in Management Consulting is a 501(c)(3) established in 1989 to "advance the knowledge and understanding of the art and science of consulting and the practice of management through research, education, and related activities." These activities include educational programs such as the Richard Metzler Scholarship. The Foundation will award four scholarships of $2,500 to exemplary MBA candidates from around the world in support of their commitment to the management consulting profession.
Scholarship application and other relevant information can also be downloaded on our website at www.amcf.org.
of HBS students are eligible for need-based Fellowships