Many outside sources provide academic scholarships. Some employers may offer scholarship assistance, as do industry associations, foundations, fraternal organizations, clubs, athletic organizations, and ethnic associations. Some useful resources are listed below for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and international students.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Awards scholarships to both U.S. and non U.S. citizens who are dedicated to increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
Michigan Auto Accident Injury Scholarship
A Michigan law firm is offering two $500 scholarships for college students who have overcome car accident injuries and are rebuilding their lives. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and currently attending a U.S. college or university. The application deadline is December 31st.
NSCS-GEICO Graduate School Scholarship
NSCS has partnered with GEICO to offer four $5000 scholarships annually to deserving, talented, and motivated NSCS members who are continuing their education. Additionally, NSCS offers the following other awards/scholarships for NSCS members pursuing graduate studies:
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for
This foundation was founded by Paul and Daisy Soros to support “New Americans”: any individual who is a resident alien (i.e. holds a Green Card), has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The application deadline is in November.
The Richard Metzler Scholarship
The primary bases for selection are scholarship and a commitment to management consulting. Other qualities such as initiative, character, responsibility, and community service are also considered. The applicant must be matriculated and attending an MBA degree program at a leading institution of higher learning.
Rising Farmworker Dream Fund
The Rising Farmworker Dream Fund is proud to announce its second annual Pre-MBA Fellowship program. The award is intended to encourage the sons and daughters of farmworkers to pursue MBA degrees and in turn, develop more leaders who will channel resources to the U.S. farmworking community.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accounts, with a membership of more than 331,000. In addition to the many services offered to members, the AICPA provides a number of programs to students. In particular, the Academic and Career Development Division sponsors several scholarship and fellowship programs.
Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF)
AMCF is the only global organization representing the management consulting industry. AMCF's Foundation for Excellence in Management has established the Richard Metzler Scholarship. Two scholarships are awarded each year to exemplary MBA candidates from around the world in support of their commitment to the profession of management consulting.
Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
GFOA is a professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. There are 5 scholarship opportunities:
Institute of Management Consultants
IMC UCA’s mission is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education, and professional resources. IMC offers two kinds of scholarships available to members who are pursuing careers in Management Accounting, Financial Management, or Information Technology.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship provides awards of up to $50,000 per year to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates (who graduated within the past five years) to achieve their dreams by pursuing graduate degrees at top colleges and universities across the country.
John Gyles Education Award
John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990. Those selected will receive up to $3,000. Several scholarships are awarded directly to students.
Matthew A. Martinez Real Estate Fund
The Matthew A. Martinez Real Estate Fund awards scholarships to promising students studying real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This scholarship was established to help students with the cost of their tuition so they may pursue this field of study.
American Indian Graduate Center
To be considered for an AIGC fellowship the applicant must be: 1) pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S., 2) able to demonstrate financial need, and 3) 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).
American Institute for Certified Public Accountants for Minority Accounting Students
The scholarship program awards up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.
Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
The Association on American Indian Affairs disperses $400 to $1,500 awards from eight scholarship funds to American Indian and Native Alaskan Undergraduate and Graduate applicants. One of the scholarship funds, the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarships, awards $1,500 to American Indian and Native Alaskan students who are members of tribes that are not federally recognized.
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.
Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management Fellowship
The mission of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is to enhance diversity in American business by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both its member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the Consortium’s mission are encouraged to apply to SOM through the Consortium application. Candidates who are accepted to SOM through the Consortium application process are considered for full-tuition fellowships for their two years of full-time MBA study. Additionally, Consortium students benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
GFOA is a professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. They offer a “Minorities in Government” Finance Scholarship ($5,000).
Hispanic College Fund
Dedicated to developing the next generation of Hispanic professionals by awarding $2.4 million to over 600 students nationwide in 2006-2007.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Along with Pfizer, Inc., sponsors students in graduate school. Awards are for $10,000 in a student’s first year of graduate study, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
JPMorgan Launching Leaders MBA Scholarship
JPMorgan’s Launching Leaders MBA Scholarship is aimed at top Black, Hispanic or Native American MBA students. Chosen candidates will be offered a $40,000 scholarship toward their first-year tuition fees, and a place in the MBA Summer Associate Program. Candidates will also be assigned a senior executive mentor at the time of acceptance to support them throughout the year and during the summer program. Depending on the candidate’s performance during the summer, an offer for a full-time position may be extended. If the offer is accepted, JPMorgan will renew the scholarship for a second year. The scholarship money goes directly to the recipient.
La Unidad Latina Foundation
Educational scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1,000.
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.
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) – Greater Hartford Chapter
$5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, $2,000 for third place, and $1,000 for fourth place. In the interest of time unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the October 15 deadline. However, official transcripts must be post marked by October 31, 2012. The scholarship is open to all minority students, not just African Americans. Executive MBA students are eligible, as are students in any graduate level business related programs, not just MBA programs.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
NSHMBA identifies students who have demonstrated potential to make significant contributions in the field of business in the public and private sectors. Scholarship awards up to $15,000. The application deadline is in May.
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance
The Navajo Nation Graduate Fellowship is established to provide financial assistance in the form of grant awards to eligible Navajo students wishing to attend or attending graduate school, utilizing the Navajo Nation Graduate Trust Fund. For all full-time graduate students, the award shall be a minimum of $5,000 and up to a maximum of $10,000 for nine to twelve semester credit hours, per academic year based on points system as outlined in the ONNSFA program policy and procedures.
To encourage more minority presence at senior levels across all areas of finance, the Foundation begins with recruiting the best, the brightest, and the most committed minority students pursuing finance-related careers. Toigo fellows receive tuition assistance in addition to career counseling, leadership training, and a host of formal and informal networking opportunities.
American Association of University 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. Candidates are eligible to apply for support for the final year of study only and are expected to receive their degrees at the end of the fellowship year. The application deadline is in January.
American Woman’s Society of CPAs National Scholarship
The American Woman’s Society of CPAs offers a national scholarship to individuals aspiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The recipient of the scholarship will receive the complete Becker CPA Review Course worth $2,995.
The Forté Scholarship program is administered by the Forté Foundation, whose mission is "to substantially increase the number of women business owners and leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks."
The Point Foundation
Provides financial support, mentoring, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEAP)
DEAP provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
Resource for financial aid, college scholarships, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.
Institute of International Education
IIE is an international education and training organization committed to being a resource for financial aid, grants, and scholarships for international and U.S. students wishing to study abroad.
The program sponsors several types of scholarships for graduate students and its goal is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.
The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the U.S.
The site presents information about financial aid options for international students.
This is a resource for scholarships available to Brazilian students.
This is a resource for scholarships available to Brazilian students.
Central and Eastern Europe
The Ron Brown Fellowship Program was established in 1994 as the Central and Eastern European Graduate Fellowship Program and was renamed in 1996 in honor of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown, who died in Croatia while promoting U.S. business interests in the Balkans. The program reflects the late Secretary’s commitment to building democracy in the region and strengthening the global economy.
This is a resource for scholarships available to Canadian students.
Sampoerna Foundation MBA in U.S. & Europe Scholarship
The foundation provides scholarships to gifted yet financially disadvantaged Indonesian students to pursue graduate degrees nationally or overseas.
NOVA and BCG MBA Scholarship
Nova (Italian MBA Association) and the Boston Consulting Group have created scholarships for Italian students to top MBA programs in the U.S. who have demonstrated academic and professional excellence.
Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
The Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is for a talented New Zealander in a knowledge economy-related field to complete a Master's degree at an American university and to gain professional work experience in the US and in New Zealand.
Seoul National University Alumni Association of Greater New York Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Committee of the Alumni Association of Seoul National University in New York is offering scholarships to graduate students studying at universities on the Eastern Seaboard. The amount of the scholarship is $2,500. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Jong Yule Kim, 914.666.7886.
Fundacion Ramon Areces
Ramon Areces Foundation grants scholarships to those of Spanish nationality for postgraduate studies in universities and research institutes abroad on topics of general economy-in particular, issues relating to monetary economics and banking, enterprise, foreign trade and international economy-and Union law EUROPE.
Instituto de Credito Oficial
ICO, in its firm commitment to the training of young Spaniards, offers scholarships each year to pursue an advanced degree of relevance to the Spanish economy at top universities abroad.
La Caixa sponsors 50 Spanish students each year to pursue advanced academic studies in the United States. The scholarship covers tuition and fees plus an allocation for moving expenses and living expenses.
The Talentia Scholarships were created to support those who are a Spanish national or national of a European Union Member State, who will contribute to the future development of Andulusia. Recipients can pursue postgraduate studies at the best universities in the world. Scholarships typically cover the cost of tuition, additional funding, and a return flight every two semesters.
The Mexican Foundation was established in 1993 with a donation by Mr. Guillermo Brockmann Obregón in memory of his mother, with the goal of promoting advanced education and support philanthropy in the area, which in his view would give Mexico access to the modern world.
The Mexico-United States Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) manages scholarship programs called Fulbright-Garcia Robles in honor of Senator J. William Fulbright.
The Scholarship Foundation is a leading educational institution that was created by a group of businessmen engaged in the development of Latin America.
Organizacion de Estados de las Americas
The purpose of the Scholarship and Training Program of the Organization of American States (OAS) is to assist member states in their efforts to achieve its objectives by supporting the development of its human resource development in priority areas set by the Summits of the Americas, the Strategic Plan for Partnership for Integral Development Council for Integral Development (CIDI) and the OAS General Assembly.