All candidates are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on their admissions application. Criteria includes academic record, professional promise, and focus. You will be notified by Student Affairs if you have been selected for a GSM scholarship.

UC Native American Opportunity Plan

The University of California Native American Opportunity Plan ensures that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Services Fees are fully covered for California students in state supported academic programs who are also enrolled in federally recognized Native American, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. 

The MPAc program is not state supported. However, the Graduate School of Management has committed to provide an equivalent financial aid program. Eligible MPAc students will receive at minimum a combined financial aid scholarship of $14,040 to be allocated over the course of their program. Students must submit the eligibility affidavit and documentation on the UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships to confirm eligibility. For more information and eligibility requirements, please speak with your admissions counselor.

To learn more about the cost of professional degree programs, visit the UC Davis Financial Aid website.

Military Applicants

We are committed to making merit scholarship and financial aid available to qualified military personnel. We offer the following to U.S. military and former U.S. military personnel:

Awards up to $6,000 for tuition expenses not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill to up to two eligible UC Davis Graduate School of Management students; with this Veterans Affairs (VA) will match that amount dollar for dollar. For more information, please visit the Military Applicants webpage.

Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) Program Alumni Applicants

SIEML alumni, who have completed the program within the past 7 years, are eligible for this award if they are admitted into the Master of Professional Accountancy program. Total 48 units fees* for the MPAc program will be covered by the Graduate School of Management for SIEML alumni. Credit will be implemented over the course of the program. There is no application process. SIEML graduates should identify yourself on their admissions application. The admissions committee will verify your eligibility. If admitted, scholarship details will be included on your admissions offer letter. Financial awards will not be added if a student has an existing scholarship package that exceeds the SIEML commitment. 

*Subject to change

UC Davis Staff Immediate Family Scholarship Program

In recognition of the service given to the people of California, the Graduate School of Management is piloting the following scholarship program available to UC Davis immediate family members (spouse, legal domestic partner, biological or adopted child, stepchild).

The Graduate School of Management offers scholarships to immediate family members of a 75% FTE or higher career employee working at any of the following campuses: UC Davis’ main campus, the San Ramon campus, and the Sacramento campus (UC Davis Health and Aggie Square).

For MPAc, if selected, scholarship awards range between $20,000 and $27,000. In addition, MPAc provides a robust teaching assistantship offering, with salary and tuition remission benefits.

Learn more about UC Davis Staff Immediate Family Scholarships.

California Leadership Institute (CaLI) Program Alumni Applicants

CaLI alumni are eligible for this award if they are admitted into the Master of Professional Accountancy program. Eligible MPAc students will receive $10,000 in scholarship funding.

External Scholarships

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has compiled the following list of external scholarship opportunities as a service to the community. Students should work directly with each agency to verify their processes and eligibility—and should verify the legitimacy of any organization they provide personal information to.