Funding Opportunities

The merit-based opportunities listed on this page are available to full-time MBA students.

Graduate Scholarships

The graduate scholarships (unassociated with graduate assistantships) are available for exceptionally qualified full-time applicants. These scholarships may be up to 50% of tuition and would be awarded for up to two years. No additional application is required.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are offered to exceptionally qualified full-time applicants. No additional application is required.

A graduate assistantship is an opportunity to assist business faculty while earning your degree and to receive compensation (a stipend) and a tuition scholarship in return.

Most assistantships are partial in nature and require 10 hours per week. The stipend is $4,375 per term (Fall: September 1 – December 31; Spring: February 1 – May 31) for a 10-hour assistantship. The exact working days are determined by the department to which you are assigned.

For the Fall and Spring semesters during which you serve in an assistantship, the Lerner College will also provide a 50% tuition scholarship.

Corporate Associates Program

The Corporate Associates Program is an elite internship program for full-time students that gives top Lerner College graduate students an opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience with a corporate sponsor.

These positions pay a stipend of $8,750 per term and include a 50% tuition scholarship in exchange for working 20 hours/week for the employer.

The positions are awarded based on interviews with the employer. The program is coordinated through the Lerner Career Services Department. International students must be on an F-1 visa for at least 9 months prior to applying for a position due to visa regulations.

External Funding Resources

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