Full-Time MBA Student Scholarships and Fellowships

Graduate School of Management friends and alumni have established several awards for our MBAs who excel inside the classroom and show great leadership and management potential. 

Application Process:

  1. Merit and need are important components and we will certainly consider your academic performance in the program. To make sure we have the most complete information, please submit a current resume and a 1-2 page essay detailing your contributions to the GSM community outside the classroom since joining the UC Davis MBA program. Your name should appear on each essay page.
  2. Some awards have additional criteria that you should address in your essay if you would like to be considered for that award. For scholarships with additional criteria, include an extra paragraph in your essay with specific information on how you meet the criteria. If no additional criteria are listed, use essay guidelines in #1.
  3. If you would like to be considered for these awards, please email your essay and current resume to by Thursday, January 31 at noon. The one deadline exception is the Bob Smiley Wine Executive Program MBA Scholarship that is due January 16.
    Reference the name of the award you are applying for in the email subject line, e.g. “Dolan  Fellowship Award” and  ensure your name is included on every page you submit. Applications submitted without this subject line may be overlooked and may not be considered.
    Late applications will also not be considered.

We look forward to receiving your materials. If you have questions, please contact Inger Maher at (530) 754-7529 or email

We will announce the recipients during winter quarter and awards will post to the recipients’ accounts.


Open to Full-Time, Sacramento and Bay Area MBA Students

All MBA students who are enrolled for Winter 2019 and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply with preference given to students who are closest to graduation. 

Dolan Family Management Education Award
Established by Eamonn and Kathleen Dolan, this award is for students who have overcome a significant personal financial hardship or other obstacle in their lifetime (disability or tragic family circumstance, etc.).

Open to Full-Time, Sacramento, and Bay Area MBA students, the selected recipient may be of any class (first, second, or third year) and be in good academic standing. Academic merit is not a determining factor in selection. Preference will be given to a student who graduated from a high school located in one of the following geographic areas (in order of priority): 1) the City of Oakland; 2) Contra Costa County or Alameda County; or 3) State of California.

HM.CLAUSE Agricultural Business Fellowship
The Fellowship will be used to support a professional student in the MBA program and is open to to Full-Time, Sacramento, and Bay Area MBA students. UC Davis MBA students who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a profession in the agriculture industry will be eligible for the Fellowship. The Fellowship will be awarded to one student who possesses the drive and the leadership potential to be successful in business.

Bob Smiley Wine Executive Program MBA Scholarship
In honor of Dean and Professor Emeritus Bob Smiley, the Graduate School of Management would like to extend this award to two current UC Davis MBA students. The scholarships will be used towards the cost of the 2019 Wine Executive Program (March 24-28).

Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume and a one-paragraph statement on why they want to attend the Wine Executive Program.  Prior experience in the wine industry is not required.

The deadline for the Bob Smiley Wine Executive Program MBA Scholarship is January 16, 2019.

Open to Full-Time MBA Students Only:

William F. & Jean M. Allewelt Award for Management Students
Established by William and Jean Allewelt, this scholarship is one of the first endowed awards at the GSM 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. & 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 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.