Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships at MIT Sloan MBA

MIT Sloan awards several competitive, merit-based fellowships and scholarships to incoming and second-year students. For incoming students, these awards are granted after a review process that is independent of your acceptance, but does not require a separate application. Except for the Legatum Fellowship and the MIT Public Service Center Fellowships, which are awarded through the respective organization, admitted applicants are considered for all fellowships for which they are eligible.  It is our intention to notify applicants when accepted if they have received a scholarship or fellowship.

Class of 2004 Diversity Fellowship

The Class of 2004 established this fellowship knowing that the overall MIT Sloan student experience is enhanced by having a widely diverse student population. This fellowship aims to attract students to MIT Sloan with unique work experiences, educational endeavors, or national backgrounds that are less represented at MIT Sloan. 

Ed and Caroline Hyman Fellowship

The Ed and Caroline Hyman Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students at MIT Sloan.

Elizabeth Monrad Fellowship

The Elizabeth Monrad Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students with diverse backgrounds at MIT Sloan.

Exxon Education Foundation Fellowship

The Exxon Education Foundation Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students at MIT Sloan, with preference for students from underrepresented groups.

Forte Fellowship

The Forte Fellowship is awarded to outstanding female candidates who demonstrate leadership in their community, academic institution, or place of work.

MIT Sloan is a sponsor of the Forte Foundation. As part of its commitment to the advancement of leadership in business, MIT Sloan funds several Forte Fellowships each year.  All female applicants are automatically considered for these awards.

Gert & Daisy Daniels Fellowship

The Gert & Daisy Daniels Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students working in entrepreneurship or new product development at MIT Sloan

Gordon Family Fellowship

The Gordon Family Fellowship provides support for graduate students at MIT Sloan in alternate years.

Gustavo A. Pierini Fellowship

The Gustavo A. Pierini Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students from Argentina and Brazil. The intention of this fellowship is to improve access to an MIT Sloan education for the most deserving candidates from these countries. 

Luli Yeh & Tsu Ho Hong Fellowship

The Luli Yeh & Tsu Ho Hong Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students at MIT Sloan, with preference for Chinese-born Brazilian students or Brazilian students. 

John E. Jamerson (1977) Fellowship

The John E. Jamerson Fellowship is awarded to first-year MIT Sloan students, with preference for students who attended a “Big Ten” school for their undergraduate degree and who demonstrated campus leadership and participated in varsity athletics during their time there. 

Legatum Fellowship

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship offers financial assistance to select entrepreneurial graduate students at MIT. Their application process is separate from MBA Admissions. The fellowship is open to all MIT graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to starting a business in a low-income country after graduation. Please visit the Legatum Center website for more information and to apply.

Master's Fellowships

A limited number of Master's Fellowships are available to first-year students, ranging from $5,000 to full tuition, and are awarded to admitted candidates of all citizenships and academic backgrounds. All admitted candidates are considered for these fellowships. These fellowships are awarded to individuals who enhance the diversity of the MBA class.

McKinsey Award

McKinsey & Company awards scholarships of $10,000 each to up to four first-year MBA students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The award recognizes MIT Sloan students with an outstanding record of academic achievement, demonstrated drive and personal impact, and distinctive leadership in professional, community, or campus activities.

The McKinsey Award is open to all incoming MBA students at the MIT Sloan School of Management regardless of professional experience and interest. All MIT Sloan graduate applicants are encouraged to apply. Each applicant must indicate interest in applying for the McKinsey Award by checking the McKinsey Award box on the MIT Sloan application.

The McKinsey Award Committee will select the scholarship recipient(s) based on MIT Sloan application materials, possible in-person interviews, and other relevant information, emphasizing academic excellence; drive and personal impact; and professional, campus, or community leadership. McKinsey & Company will notify the winner(s) directly, and the awards will be announced in early fall of the first semester.

Merit Awards

In the second year of study, the MBA Program Office awards a variety of team and individual MBA Achievement Awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. These merit-based awards recognize outstanding student contributions and leadership in the MBA community. These awards include: the Seley Scholarship, the Henry B. DuPont III Scholarship, the Henry Ford II Scholarship, the Miriam Sherburne Scholarship, the Martin Trust Community Fellowships, and the Petersen Award.

In addition, the Siebel Foundation and the McGowan Fellowship program grant two other awards:

The Siebel Foundation gives five $35,000 scholarships to second-year students for academic achievement and outstanding leadership. There is an application process each spring, and awards are made in the summer after the first year to individuals who have achieved a GPA of 4.9 or higher and demonstrated leadership within the community.

The McGowan Fellowship program supports the development of exceptional corporate, social, and political leadership in the world. Ten fellows will be selected from the 20 top business schools (one per school) and will receive an award to cover the full cost of tuition in the second year. Eligible students must have a 5.0 GPA in the first year, demonstrated leadership and community engagement, and financial need, and are chosen based on the quality of their application essays.

See our current Merit Awards recipients.

MIT-China Scholarship Council Fellowship (CSC) Program

Incoming 1st year graduate students accepted to an MIT graduate program who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China are eligible to apply to this fellowship. The MIT-CSC Fellowship Program provides fellowships consisting of funding which covers a standard stipend, full tuition, international round-trip airfare, and appropriate fees. Applications to participate in the MIT-CSC Fellowship Program should be submitted by candidates directly to the CSC. There are two separate rounds for application submission for 2012: March 1-20, 2012 and May 20-30, 2012. Please note that the 2nd application window is open only to those currently not abroad. Interested candidates must apply here

MIT Public Service Center Fellowships

Public Service Fellows play a leading role in developing and implementing their service projects. Fellows must work in collaboration with a supervisor in a community organization that will benefit from their work in the long term, but Fellows typically take a consultant or partnership role with their supervisors, rather than working directly for them. MIT students who are developing their own non-profits or social enterprises may also apply for Fellowships to support them in this process. MIT Public Service Center Fellowships.

The 郭恒 (Guo Heng) Memorial Fellowship

The 郭恒 (Guo Heng) Memorial Fellowshipprovides financial support to graduate students, with preference for female students who demonstrate leadership in their community, academic institution, or place of work.

MIT Sloan Social Impact Fellowships

The MIT Sloan Social Impact Fellowships provides funding to a limited number of MBA students taking on important societal challenges during their summer internship period. Students apply in April of their first year, and awards are announced in early May. Funding is provided by the Dean’s Office and contributions from classmates. Sloan Social Impact Fellowships.

Philip M. Condit (1975) Fellowship

The Philip M. Condit (1975) Fellowship provides graduate student support to graduate students at the MIT Sloan, with preference for MBA students who have graduated from high schools in Texas, are citizens of Texas at the time of application, and are US citizens. This fellowship was created to raise the visibility of MIT Sloan among Texans, to encourage students from Texas to apply, and to support the growth of a robust network in that state.

Serge (1996) and Pascale Schoen Fellowship

The Serge (1996) and Pascale Schoen Fellowship provides graduate student financial support for MIT Sloan students, with preference for students from Europe. This fellowship was established with the goal of increasing access for European students and supporting those who wish to study management on an international scale.

Thomas J. Vincent (1968) Fellowship 

The Thomas J. Vincent (1968) Fellowship is for graduate students in the MIT Sloan School, with preference for students from underrepresented groups.

Thomas R. Williams (1954) Fellowship

The Thomas and Lorraine Williams Fellowship is given to an MIT Sloan MBA student who graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Trust Graduate Management Fellowship

The Trust Family Foundation has established a scholarship that provides tuition for a first-year MIT Sloan MBA student who graduated from Cooper Union within the past seven years.

Verma Family Fellowship

The Verma Family Fellowship provides support to MBA students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, or citizens of India, with preference for students with a background in technology and an interest in entrepreneurship.

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

MIT Sloan offers ten $10,000 scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis for veterans of the U.S. military that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the federal government.  Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. For more information, please contact Jennifer Barba (jbarba@mit.edu).

Zamir Telecom Fellowship

The Zamir Telecom Fellowship provides support to MBA students at MIT Sloan who have a background in telecommunications or technology fields in developing countries.

Additional Resources

MIT’s Office of the Dean for Graduate Education website lists additional financial resources for graduate students.



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