Scholarships

The USF School of Management offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships to its PTMBA applicants.

For more information, please contact us at (415) 422-2715 or management@usfca.edu.

MBA Scholarships


The USF School of Management offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships to its MBA applicants. Please complete the scholarship statement portion of the application and address your unique qualifications for these awards. Please contact us for more information.

Albert & Sophie Yu Scholarship

Established by generous donation from Sophie and Albert Yu. Mr. Yu is the former publisher of the China Times, the fourth largest newspaper in Taiwan. Mr. Yu was a founding member of the McLaren International Executive Advisory Board. The Albert & Sophie Yu Scholarship is awarded to an MBA student with an interest in Asian studies, particularly in socioeconomic issues.

Bernard Martin Scholarship

Established in 1986 by generous donation of friends and colleagues of Dean Bernard Martin upon his retirement. Bernard Martin was Dean of the USF McLaren College of Business from 1978 to 1986. Dr. Martin received his Master of Arts in History in 1950 and his MBA in 1955 from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and his PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 1963 and a PhD honoris causa from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in 1978. Please address your interest in receiving your graduate business degree from a Jesuit institution in the scholarship essay portion of the online application.

Cassou-Shan Endowed Scholarship

Established by generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Cassou and Dr. and Mrs. Shan, an annual Cassou-Shan Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an MBA student who has demonstrated unique promise, exceptional intelligence, and outstanding personal discipline.

Laura D. Sypin Memorial Scholarship

The Laura D. Sypin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a female MBA student who is currently employed or who wishes to re-enter the workplace by earning an MBA degree. The USF School of Management is an advocate for women in business, please describe how an MBA will impact not just you but other women looking to enhance their careers.

Litvak Social Innovation Scholarship

Honoring the lifetime work of Lawrence Litvak, a leader in the managing, financing and governing of organizations pursuing social change, the Litvak Social Innovation Scholarship is awarded to Full-Time MBA student(s) of underrepresented backgrounds - African American, Hispanic and Latino, interested in social innovation. Recipients are engaged in building businesses and organizations in the social innovation and entrepreneurship space, and are required to participate in an Innovation Project in the MBA program. Please be sure to address your background and leadership trajectory in line with social entrepreneurship and innovation in the scholarship essay portion of the online application.

MBA Alumni Scholarship

The MBA Alumni Scholarship is awarded to outstanding female MBA student(s) from California.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholarship

The NSHMBA Scholarship is awarded to a Full-Time MBA student who is of Hispanic heritage or has a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.

Richard Puntillo First Generation Scholarship

Established by generous donation from Richard D. Puntillo, Professor Emeritus, an expert witness in numerous litigation matters involving initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, venture capital, and private equity deals. Professor Puntillo used his personal experiences when teaching corporate financial decision making, giving his students the opportunity and financial tools to become more successful, responsible business professionals. The Richard Puntillo First Generation Scholarship is awarded to an MBA student who is in the first generation of his or her family to attend college, with priority given to students who completed their undergraduate business education at USF.

Robert J. Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Scholarship

The Robert J. Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Scholarship is awarded to an MBA student. Originally dedicated to those pursuing rehabilitation careers, this scholarship is now available to MBA students driven to change the world through the betterment of self and their community.

Women's Advancement Scholarship

The Women's Advancement Scholarship is based on both merit and financial need, with a preference given to women pursuing careers in management and leadership who will help to shape a more just and humane world without gender bias.

Merit Scholarships


Merit scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic and/or professional achievements, and outstanding talent or commitment to extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, entrepreneurship. Merit Scholars should also fully embody the USF mission to change the world for the better.

Civil Servant Merit Scholarship

The Civil Servant Merit Scholarship is awarded to a student who is currently or was previously employed in city, state, federal or international civil service.

Community Service Merit Scholarship

In keeping with the university’s mission to educate for a more just and humane world, these scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of students who have demonstrated meritorious achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions. International Merit Scholarships As an institution that greatly values diversity and global perspectives, these scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants from regions and countries across the globe.

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

The Dean’s Merit Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate exceptional academic and/or professional achievements. No additional application materials are required.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Merit Scholarship

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Merit Scholarship is awarded to a student who currently owns or operates or previously owned or operated a business or organization.

International Merit Scholarship

The University of San Francisco School of Management greatly values diversity and offers merit scholarships to applicants from regions and countries around the globe that embrace regular interaction with different cultures and societies. 

LGBTQ Merit Award

Awarded to an outstanding applicant(s) who demonstrates service to or achievement in the gay, lesbian, bisexual of transgender community. Applicants may identify as a member or ally of the LGBTQ community.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221