MBA & Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

Scholarships are offered by the graduate admissions office to Full-Time MBA applicants who meet the requirements and metrics of each scholarship fund at the time of admission. Flex MBA applicants must complete two semesters and have a strong GPA before contacting the graduate admissions office about obtaining a scholarship. Professional Accounting scholarships are only offered in the third semester to students with a high GPA at RBS and service to the Professional Accounting class.

 

The Rutgers Business School Graduate Scholarship Fund is supported by gifts from alumni, friends, and corporations provides financial support, in varying amounts, to graduate students at Rutgers Business School based on financial need and academic potential. 

Any applicants who had their GMAT requirement waived (those with an MD, PhD, JD, or PharmD) must submit a GMAT score in order to be considered for a scholarship.

In addition to this general fund, the following annual and endowed scholarship funds have been established at RBS with the private support of individuals, foundations, and corporations. Please note: Check with Admissions and/or program directors to confirm availability and eligibility status.

 

Jacob C. Abramson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Jacob C. Abramson and provides financial aid in support of students in the MBA Professional Accounting program. 

Alfred J. Battaglia Memorial Fellowship in Supply Chain Management

This endowed fellowship was established by family and friends of Al and Terry Battaglia to provide financial assistance MBA or Ph.D. students enrolled in the Supply Chain Management program.

Ralph Bunche Fellowships

Managed by the Rutgers University Graduate Business School Newark-New Brunswick, this award provides a $15,000 stipend plus tuition remission for as many as two years to exceptional, incoming, full-time MBA students with backgrounds of substantial educational or cultural disadvantage. Established in 1979, this fellowship is named after Ralph Johnson Bunche, the African-American Statesman, Nobel Peace Laureate, and 1949 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from Rutgers. Bunche fellows are chosen by a university-wide selection committee.

Robert E. Campbell Endowed Fellowship

This endowed fellowship, established by Robert E. Campbell (MBA'62), provides financial assistance to Full-Time or Flex MBA students based on academic merit and/or financial need.

Horace J. DePodwin Scholarships

This scholarship established by Horace J. DePodwin, who served as Dean from 1966 to 1982, provides financial assistance to Flex MBA students who do not receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.

Division of Professional Accounting Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by members of the Professional Accounting Class of 1959 to provide support to students enrolled in the MBA Professional Accounting program.

Christina Dymsza Memorial Scholarship

The award is given to an enrolled student with high academic potential, financial need, and an interest in the culture of Latin America.

George R. Esterly Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a campaign of individual gifts organized by the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association to honor former Dean George R. Esterly who served from 1935 to 1964.  Awards are made to graduates of New Jersey high schools with outstanding undergraduate records of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and financial need.

Faculty Memorial Scholarship Fund

A general scholarship fund established to provide an ongoing opportunity to honor deceased faculty members.

William M. Freeman Fellowship

This fellowship, established by William M. Freeman (MBA'83), provides financial assistance to full-time incoming MBA students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.  Preference is given to students from under-represented minority groups in order to increase diversity within the university.

Friends of GSBA Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established in 1975 with a gift of stock from Leon Hess to support graduate students at Rutgers Business School.

The Joyce and Leslie Goodman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed fellowship fund was established by Leslie (RC'65, MBA'70, CLAW'80) and Joyce (DC'79) Goodman to provide tuition assistance to MBA students who have earned an undergraduate degree from either Douglass College or Rutgers College with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Dr. Annette Hollander Fellowship

This annual fellowship was established by the Kaplan Family Foundation to provide financial assistance to female graduate students at RBS who are studying economics, business, law, or public policy with the intent of pursuing or furthering a career in government.

Edmund L. Houston Foundation Program

This scholarship is managed and distributed by the Edmond L. Houston Foundation for minority students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and financial need. Applicants must complete the Houston Foundation application obtained through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Robert and Frances Kaplan Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association and friends of Robert and Frances Kaplan, this scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need.

Joel E. Kelly Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Joel E. Kelly (EMBA'94) by alumni and friends of the program, this scholarship provides financial assistance to full time first year graduate students.  The recipients must demonstrate leadership ability, citizenship, and social awareness in his/her community.  Preference is given to African-American students.

Daniel I. Kessler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Daniel I. Kessler, founder and late president of Unishops Inc. and is awarded to a New Jersey resident who seeks an advanced degree in business administration and demonstrates financial need.

Samuel Klein Scholarship Fund

Established by family and friends of Samuel Klein, senior partner of Samuel Klein & Company, this scholarship supports students in the Professional Accounting program based on financial need and academic potential.

MRIA Advisory Board Fellowship

Several fellowships are available for MBA students who were admitted to the MBA program with the Marketing Research Insights and Analytics concentration.  Applicants should submit (a) a statement of purpose on long-term career goal and (b) a copy of resume to the director of the MRIA program.  In addition, these fellowships are also available to the current students who have taken Advanced Marketing Research (22:630:677) course.

Marcus and Cecilia Nadler Leaders Fellowship

Established by the late Prof. Paul Nadler, in honor of his parents, this scholarship is awarded to students based on their academic performance and substantial potential for leadership in their professions and at Rutgers Business School.

J. David Parkinson Endowed Fellowship

This endowed fellowship established by J. David Parkinson (SB'51), Chairman of the Board, Thomas & Betts Corporation, provides financial assistance to full time graduate students based on academic merit and financial need.

Pharmaceutical Industry Scholars Program

A select number of MBA students are selected each year to participate in the prestigious Rutgers Business School Pharmaceutical Industry Scholars Program.  This program provides students full tuition and an internship opportunity.  More information...

Rutgers Business School 75th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship was established by alumni and friends of the school in recognition of the school's 75th anniversary to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Sales Executive Club of New Jersey Foundation Fellowship

This annual grant provides scholarships to students with a GPA of 3.0 and higher with a declared intent to pursue a concentration in Marketing in the MBA program. Interested students are asked to submit a short essay outlining their background, future goals, and long term intentions in the field of marketing. 

Felice N. Schwartz Endowed Memorial Scholarship

For a full-time graduate student enrolled on the Newark campus. Preference given to a female African-American candidate.

Serkes Family Endowed Fellowship

This endowed fellowship was established by Jeffery D. Serkes (MBA'82) to provide financial assistance to Full-Time or Flex MBA students based on financial need. 

Supply Chain Management Advisory Board Fellowship

A fellowship for full-time students admitted to the MBA program that are involved or interested in a career in SCM and intend to pursue this concentration at RBS.  An essay and interview are required.

William & Helen Von Minden Scholarship

This scholarship provides need-based scholarship assistance to students in the MBA - Professional Accounting program. This scholarship honors the memory of William Von Minden, founder of the Professional Accounting program, and his wife Helen.  The funds are derived from donations made by various certified public accounting firms, alumni, and friends of the program.

Benjamin and Anita Wolfe Endowed Fellowship

This endowed fellowship was established by Benjamin (SB'59, MBA'64) and Anita Wolfe to support full-time incoming MBA students based on academic merit.