Professional MBA DowntownScholarships

Program Scholarship

Consideration will be given for two (2) $7,500 scholarships to the Professional MBA Programs beginning Fall 2018 (Professional MBA Downtown, Professional MBA Flex). This is not a cash incentive. The $7,500 scholarship will be credited to the selected students’ tuition.

Who Can Apply

To be selected as an MBA scholarship recipient from Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School of Business, applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and seek a Professional MBA degree (PMBA Downtown or PMBA Flex) beginning in the Fall 2018, and have an upper-division GPA of 3.45 or higher.

How to Apply

To apply for the Professional MBA scholarship, applicants must have completed an application to the Professional MBA – Flex or Downtown programs. Please note an application is considered complete when our office has received all required materials, including transcripts, test scores, and recommendations.

In addition to the completed application, prospective students must submit a one-page supplemental essay, double-spaced and 12 point font. The essay must address the following question: Describe a process in your current workplace that can be improved upon. What changes would you implement to make the process more efficient?

To submit your scholarship application, please email pmba@fiu.edu and note "MBA Scholarship Application" in the subject line. Please include your full name and panther ID.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship selection committee will be evaluating both the supplemental essay and the MBA application materials for academic and career potential, relevancy of prior work experience and academic preparation.

DeadlineAugust 1st

The recipients of the Professional MBA scholarships will be notified prior to orientation.

Eligibility

To qualify for the Professional MBA scholarship, applicants must have submitted a completed MBA application and the supplemental essay by the established deadline as listed above. Prospective scholarship recipients must be FULLY ADMITTED for eligibility.

The scholarship is not transferable and there shall be no changes or substitutions. All current graduate students and employees of Florida International University are not eligible to apply for the Professional MBA scholarship.

Communications

Within one (1) week after the selection, FIU will make all reasonable attempts to notify the recipient in writing. If the scholarship recipient cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts or fails to confirm the scholarship award within fifteen (15) days of the selection date, another award recipient will be selected and notified. FIU is not responsible for incorrect information submitted during the application process.

By applying for this scholarship, all prospects grant FIU the right to reprint, distribute and/or use their name, picture and/or likeness in any press release, advertisements, promotion and promotional materials.

Additional Scholarships & Funding Resources

There is a number of scholarship opportunities provided through the generosity of both individuals and corporations. Most scholarships are awarded in the summer for the following academic year.

Scholarship award will vary in amount, depending on the scholarship, the qualifications of the recipient, and the number of qualified applicants. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, applicants must be seeking a degree in a program offered within the college.

Crystal Advisors Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate(Senior Level) students
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need per FAFSA form
  • Resident of South Florida
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

Sydney Roslow Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student that meets the following criteria:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Business and Marketing program
  • Must attend or have attended classes on the BBC campus
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Apply at https://fiu.academicworks.com/

American Indian Services Scholarship

  • Up to $2,000
  •  
  • February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st

Four scholarships per year are awarded to degree-seeking students who are at least one-quarter enrolled member of a Native American tribe recognized by the federal government. Applicants may be studying on a part- or full-time basis.

Graduate Scholarships

  • Up to $2,000
  •  
  • April 4th

This scholarship is made available to full- and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in a tribe or have at least one parent who is. Learners must have at least a 2.5 GPA and online courses are not accepted.

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents

Funding for Minority Students

NSHMBA Scholarship
Students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community who have been admitted may be named a National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholar. Scholars receive:

  • a complimentary full conference registration for the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo during their award year
  • recognition on the NSHMBA website and other materials as a University Partnership Program scholar
  • connection with local NSHMBA Chapter(s)

Financial Aid Guide & Scholarships for Minority Students – Resource center provides minority students with information on the various scholarship programs available from organizations that help minority students earn degrees.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 
This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund collaborates with foundations, institutions and other partners in the non-profit sector at every level in order to advance our urgent mission of reversing the pattern of Latino under-education.

American Indian Graduate Center
To be considered for an AIGC fellowship the applicant must be: pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S., able to demonstrate financial need, and an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood).

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
NBMBAA awards outstanding minority students pursuing graduate management/business degrees, while demonstrating strong leadership abilities and a commitment to their communities.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
The Government Finance Officers Association offers a Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000, awarded to outstanding U.S. and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.

Funding for Female Students

American Association of Univeristy Women 
AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000.

Funding for Veterans

Post-9/11 GI Bill 
The new Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. These benefits are tiered based on the number of days served on active duty, creating a benefit package that gives current and previously activated National Guard and Reserve members the same benefits as active duty service members.

Montgomery G.I. Bill
The Montgomery G.I. Bill is intended for veterans who entered the service after July 1, 1985, served two years of continuous active duty, accepted a $100-a-month reduction in their military pay for the first twelve months of service, and received an honorable discharge.

Funding for LGBT Students

Point Foundation 
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

International Students Resources

Institute of International Education (IIE)
IIE, which seeks to foster educational exchange, has great resources for exchange students.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

International Research and Exchanges Board 
IREX administers various fellowships for non-degree studies as well as one- and two-year graduate degree studies in the US for foreign nationals within 11 areas of study.  Their international student loan program is designed to increase the opportunities for international students who wish to study at approved colleges and universities.

International Student Resources – Country Specific

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