Alumni Association Student Fellowships

Alumni Association Student Fellowships

Each year the Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association (GSMAA) awards six fellowships, one to a student from each of the School's programs:

  • Full-Time MBA
  • Sacramento Part-Time MBA
  • Bay Area Part-Time MBA
  • Online MBA
  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Student fellowship winners receive a cash award that is applied toward the cost of their education. These fellowships are funded in part by philanthropic contributions make to the GSM Annual Fund.

Selection Criteria

Fellows are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of first year of study in good academic standing (MBA students)
  • Completion of first quarter of study in good academic standing (MPAc and MSBA students)
  • Demonstration of commitment to academic excellence
  • Leadership as a UC Davis GSM student
  • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • Commitment to give back to fellow students and the School
  • Desire to advance and promote the School's excellence
  • Ability to stand out in the School's community
  • Advocacy of community building and teamwork
  • Enthusiasm, passion and energy

Nomination & Award Process

Student fellows can be nominated by the School’s alumni, students, faculty and staff. Members of the GSMAA Board’s Student Fellowship selection committee choose the winners.

2020 GSMAA Student Fellowship Recipients:

  • Full-Time MBA – Ishita Ghai
  • Sacramento Part-Time MBA – Samantha Contreras 
  • Bay Area Part-Time MBA – Connie Xu
  • MSBA - Ana Parra Vera
  • MPAc - Hediberto De Los Santos

If you are interested in serving on the GSMAA Student Fellowship selection committee, please contact the GSM Development and Alumni Relations at