Outstanding MBA Scholarship

Friends of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management have established several scholarships for MBA students who excel both inside and outside the classroom and show great potential in their future endeavors. We congratulate this year’s recipients:

Award / Scholarship


Nilisha S. Agrawal Award

Established by alumna Nilisha Agrawal ’08, the Nilisha S. Agrawal Award supports an MBA student in strong academic standing who has an interest in pursuing their degree with a concentration in accounting and/or finance (story page 44).

Bryan Jacobi, Full-Time MBA student

William F. and Jean M. Allewelt Award

William and Jean Allewelt established this scholarship, one of the first endowed awards at the GSM, to support a Full-Time MBA student in good academic standing.

Sarah Dolnick, Full-Time MBA student

California Wine Industry Management Education Award

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

Michael Thomas, Full-Time MBA student

Kenneth E. and Joanne M. Nitzberg Scholarship

In appreciation for what the University of California, Davis, has meant for them, Ken and Joanne Nitzberg made this gift especially to benefit re-entry women students in the MBA program. The two-year endowed fellowship honors Ken’s mother, who returned to finish her college education after raising her family.

Alexandra Landa, Full-Time MBA student

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 potential and encouraging her early in her career, this scholarship supports an MBA student who plans to pursue a career or who has an interest in not-for-profit organizations and management.

Elin Kjoelseth, Full-Time MBA student

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 is awarded to an outstanding MBA student who is judged to have motivation, potential and passion for succeeding in the entrepreneurial world.

Jason Brown, Full-Time MBA student

Jerome J. and Helen S. Suran Fellowships

Established by GSM Senior Lecturer Emeritus Jerry Suran and his wife, Helen, these fellowships recognize and support students in good academic standing across the School’s three MBA programs.

Jennie Eckardt, Bay Area Working Professional MBA student

Eve Goldstein-Siegel, Full-Time MBA student

Mark Smith, Sacramento Working Professional MBA student



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