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MBA Scholarships

Your MBA represents a significant investment in your future. A variety of financial aid programs are available.

The Graduate School of Management offers among the most extensive financial assistance of any top MBA program: 82% of our recent incoming MBA students received a scholarship or fellowship.

All candidates are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on their admissions application. Criteria include academic record (undergraduate record, GMAT/GRE), professional promise and focus. Details regarding scholarships are included in the official admissions offer letter.

Scholarships for UC Davis Employees

As part of our investment in talent development at UC Davis, the Graduate School of Management offers up to five staff scholarships at the UC Davis main campus, the UC Davis San Ramon campus and at UC Davis Health. Scholarships can be used for either the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program or the Bay Area Part-Time MBA program. Ideal candidates are accomplished professionals with high leadership potential. These awards are competitive and are awarded on the basis of intellectual curiosity and strength, demonstrated leadership, professional effectiveness, and strong teamwork and communication skills.

Details for each award are hyperlinked below. To be eligible you must  be employed in a career position with one of the following partners:

Scholarships for Current Students

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and alumni, the Graduate School of Management is proud to offer several scholarships and awards to our students who excel inside the classroom and show great leadership and management potential. Each donor scholarship and fellowship has specific criteria that will need to be addressed in the application,

What scholarships and awards are available?

The following donor-funded scholarships are available to our MBA students:

William and Jean M. Allewelt Award for Management Students

Established by William and Jean Allewelt, this scholarship is one of the first endowed awards at the Graduate School of Management and supports a full-time MBA student in good academic standing.

Brad Atwood Scholarship

Established by Virginia and Greg Kelsch to honor the pivotal role that Brad Atwood, former vice-chancellor at UC Irvine, played in recognizing Virginia’s career potential. This scholarship supports an MBA student who plans to pursue a career or who has an interest in not-for-profit organizations and management.

California Wine Industry Management Education Award

Established to honor the strong partnership the California wine industry has with Professor Dean Emeritus Robert H. Smiley, this fellowship supports an outstanding MBA student who is interested in becoming a wine industry professional.

James R. and Georgia K. Corbett Fellowship for Student Entrepreneurs

Established by James and Georgia Corbett, passionate mentors and long-time supporters of the school, this fellowship supports an outstanding MBA student who is judged to have the motivation, potential and passion for succeeding in the entrepreneurial world.

Robert and Miriam Glock Graduate Award

Established by Robert and Miriam Glock for an incoming and current full-time MBA student who is interested in finance and in good academic standing.