Sacramento 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 is an important component 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 any of these awards, please email your essay and current resume to by Wednesday, January 17 at noon. Reference the name of the award you are applying for in the email subject line, e.g. “Suran Student 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 nomination. If you have questions, please contact Inger Maher at (530) 754-7529 or email

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


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

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.

Michael Fitzsimons Wine Industry Graduate Award

Established by Michael-David Winery Family Foundation and the Phillips families in honor of long-time friend and mentor Michael Fitzsimons. This award supports a Full-Time MBA or Part-Time MBA student who is interested in pursuing a career in the wine industry, and in good academic standing.

HM.CLAUSE Agricultural Business Fellowship

The Fellowship will be used to support a professional student in the MBA program. 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.

Suran Student Fellowship Award

The Suran Student Fellowship Awards were 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.

All MBA students who are enrolled for Winter 2018 and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply with preference given to students who are closest to graduation.