UC Davis Staff MBA Scholarship Program
We are dedicated to investing in UC Davis campus leaders

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is dedicated to investing in UC Davis campus leadership potential. We have established a scholarship program for UC Davis employees who want to pursue their MBA at UC Davis (in the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program or the Bay Area Part-Time MBA program) and have demonstrated exceptional management and leadership potential.

This scholarship program is open to new students ONLY, applying to start the program in fall 2020.

Scholarship Criteria

Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Working at UC Davis in a 75% or higher career appointment.
  • Admitted to the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Strong academic background and potential.
  • Able to enrich the management education of the MBA program.

Scholarship Application

To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following to

  • 1-2-page essay describing the positive impact you have already made on the community here at UC Davis, and how as an employee you would contribute to the richness of the UC Davis MBA learning environment. 
  • A letter of endorsement from your current UC Davis direct manager. (Scholarship Committee will consider the letter of recommendation submitted with your MBA application, if it was from your direct UC Davis manager).

Award Amounts

Selected candidates will receive between $3,000-$12,000 per academic year (for up to 3 years) – up to $36,000 total. The award amounts are the same for either program and are based on demonstrated academic, management and leadership potential.

Read more about Bay Area MBA program costs here and Sacramento MBA program costs here.


2020 Application Deadline: JUly 13, 2020

Both your MBA application and scholarship essay must be submitted by JULY 13, 2020, to be considered by the Admissions Committee.

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