MBA Student Scholarships and Fellowships

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

Application Process

  1. Merit and need are important components, and we certainly consider your academic performance in the program. Please submit your resume and a 1-2 page essay detailing your contributions to the GSM community outside the classroom since joining the UC Davis MBA program. Please submit as a PDF and include your name 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 that details how you meet the criteria. If no additional criteria are listed, use essay guidelines in #1.
  3. To be considered, please email your essay and resume to by Sunday, February 9, at 11:59 p.m.

    Reference the name of the award you are applying for in the email subject line (e.g. “Dolan  Fellowship Award”) and  include your name on every page you submit.

    Applications submitted without this subject line may be overlooked and may not be considered.

    Late applications will 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 2020 and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply with preference given to students who are closest to graduation. 

HM·CLAUSE Agricultural Business Fellowship (Recently Added)

Application Due Date: March 11

Calling all MBA students who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a profession in the agriculture industry are eligible for this award.

The award recipient will be one student who possesses the drive and the the leadership potential to be successful in business.

Jerome and Helen Suran Student Fellowship Award
The Jerome and Helen Suran student fellowship award recognizes and supports students who have overcome a physical disability or financial difficulty.  If for some reason we can’t find a student who meets the criteria, the award will be given to a student in good academic standing. One award is given to a student in each of the three MBA programs.