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Scholarships

The School of Management offers a limited number of partial-tuition scholarships to its graduate applicants. Please review the scholarship descriptions below to determine for which scholarships you may be eligible.

Master of Business Administration

Albert & Sophie Yu Scholarship
Awarded to an MBA student with an interest in Asian studies, particularly in social-economic issues. Financial need considered. No separate application is required but student must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $10,000

Cassou-Shan Endowed Scholarship
An annual purse awarded to an MBA student who has demonstrated unique promise, exceptional intelligence, and outstanding personal discipline. In awarding this purse, the applicant’s financial need will be considered. No separate application is required but student must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $8,000

Civil Servant Merit Award

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant who is currently or was previously employed in a city, state, federal or international civil service. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

Ernest and Scharleen Colant Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ernest and Scharleen Colant, who were members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming Full-Time, Part-Time, or Executive MBA student that graduated from a San Francisco High School and is employed by an academic institution or not-for-profit organization. The scholarship is awarded for one year and covers approximately 50% of annual tuition. Once selected, scholarship recipient(s) are required to attend a meeting of the SF Rotary Club and provide future updates of their studies. No separate application is required. Qualified applicants will automatically be considered for this award and the scholarship award is indicated in admission letter.

International Merit Award – Africa

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant(s) from the continent of Africa. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $20,000

International Merit Award – Europe

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant(s) from the continent of Europe. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

International Merit Award – India

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant(s) from the country of India. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

International Merit Award – Latin America

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant(s) from the Latin American region. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

International Merit Award – Turkey

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant(s) from the country of Turkey. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

Laura D. Sypin Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a female MBA student; currently employed or who wishes to re-enter the workplace by earning an MBA degree. No separate application is required and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $5,000

MBA Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding female MBA applicant from California. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $5,000

Merit Scholarship
Awarded to graduate applicants. No separate application is required and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter. Amounts vary and the scholarship is applied in increments at the time of the student’s class registration.

Approximate Award: $5,000 - $36,000

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholarship
Awarded to a Full-Time MBA student who is of Hispanic heritage or has a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.

Approximate Award: $36,000

Robert J. Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Scholarship
Awarded to a MBA student. Originally dedicated to those pursuing rehabilitation careers, but now open to all MBA students. No separate application is required and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $2,000

Richard Puntillo First Generation Scholarship
Awarded to an MBA student who is the first generation of his or her family to attend college with priority given to students who completed their undergraduate business education at USF. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit the Richard Puntillo First Generation Scholarship essay as part of their online application for admission. The Admissions Committee reviews the candidates and scholarship awards are indicated in the applicant's admission letter.

Approximate Award: $5,000

Small Business Merit Award
Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant who is currently or was previously employed by a small business. No separate application is required. Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

University of California, Santa Barbara Merit Award

Awarded to an outstanding MBA applicant who is an alumnus/a from the University of California, Santa Barbara. No separate application is required.Scholarship award is indicated in admission letter and is applied in increments throughout the student’s program.

Approximate Award: $10,000

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

Merit Scholarship

Awarded to graduate applicants. No separate application is required and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter. Amounts vary and the scholarship is applied in increments at the time of the student’s class registration.

Approximate Award: $4,500 - $14,000

Master of Science in Information Systems

Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarship
In keeping with the University’s mission to educate for a more just social order, these scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of MSIS, MNA, MSOD and MPA* students who have demonstrated meritorious achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $2,500 - $5,000

Merit Scholarship
Awarded to graduate applicants. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarship
In keeping with the University’s mission to educate for a more just social order, these scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of MSIS, MNA, MSOD and MPA* students who have demonstrated meritorious achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $2,500 - $5,000

Merit Scholarship
Awarded to graduate applicants. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Nonprofit Administration Scholarships
Awarded to Master of Nonprofit Administration students with unmet financial need. Applicants' likelihood of future professional accomplishments as nonprofit managers or leaders is considered. No separate application is required, but students must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Master of Science in Organization Development

Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarship
In keeping with the University’s mission to educate for a more just social order, these scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of MSIS, MNA, MSOD and MPA* students who have demonstrated meritorious achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $2,500 - $5,000

Merit Scholarship
Awarded to graduate applicants. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Master of Public Administration

*Scholarships currently not available for applicants to the Online MPA Program.

Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarship
In keeping with the University’s mission to educate for a more just social order, these scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of MSIS, MNA, MSOD and MPA* students who have demonstrated meritorious achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $2,500 - $5,000

Merit Scholarship
Awarded to graduate applicants. No separate application is required. Amounts may vary and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter.

Approximate Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Public Administration Scholarships
Awarded to Master of Public Administration* students. No separate application is required and scholarship awards are indicated in the admission letter. Amounts vary and the scholarship is applied in increments at the time of the student's class registration.


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