Graduate Scholarships

The College of Business and the individual departments in the College have endowed scholarships that are available to students meeting specific criteria. Applications will be accepted beginning November 15, 2017. The deadline for scholarship applications for the 2018–2019 award year is Thursday, February 15, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.  Go to the scholarship application.

Jeanette (Groh) and Neal Bench MBA Endowed Scholarship

  • MBA student
  • Minimum nine graduate credit hours completed by the end of the Fall semester
  • Minimum 3.5 graduate GPA

James & Helene Reader College of Business Endowed Scholarship

  • MBA student
  • Minimum nine graduate credit hours completed by the end of the Fall semester
  • Minimum 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Financial need

Departmental Scholarships

The following scholarships are also available for College of Business students from the individual departments and you can apply for them by filling out the online application above.

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance Alumni Student Recognition Endowed Scholarship

  • Intent or major in accounting or accounting information systems
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year graduate students
  • Active involvement in community service, student organizations, work experience
  • For fifth-year students, undergraduate degree in accounting from EMU

Richard Baird College of Business Endowed Scholarship

  • Undergrad accounting major entering the master's in accounting program at senior status when receiving award
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA

E. A. (Dan) Devine Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Undergraduate accounting major
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need

Great Teachers Accounting Endowed Scholarship

  • Intent or major in accounting or accounting information systems
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year graduate students
  • Active involvement in community service, student organizations, work experience
  • For fifth-year students, undergraduate degree in accounting from EMU

KeyBank Endowed Scholarship

  • Junior, senior or graduate student
  • Finance/banking major preferred or any COB major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Mann Li Liu Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Undergraduate accounting or finance major
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Biographical essay outlining need and how they plan to utilize degree
  • Letter from employer with dates and hours of employment as proof of employment while enrolled in at least two classes during the preceding semester.

Richard and Linda Pifer/Plante and Moran Endowed Scholarship

  • 150 Hour Accounting, 150 Hour Accounting Information Systems, Master of Science in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, or Taxation Student
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
UHY Distinguished Accounting Leadership Scholarship ($1,000 each semester)

This scholarship (applied to EMU tuition and fees) is awarded to a Master of Science Accounting student or a student enrolled in MSA/MSAIS/MST or 150 hour program who has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and leadership skills.

  • Currently in the MSA/MSAIS/MST or 150 hour program
  • Have at least a 3.2 overall GPA
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Member or officer in the Accounting Club/BAP/NABA
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills which include:
      • Taking risks in classroom projects to deliver a unique work product
      • Effectively managed divergent personalities to achieve successful outcomes and to enhance the contributions of others
      • Demonstrated the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and applied them effectively in the classroom
      • Stay calm under pressure

Prefer: Student to be working while going to school and taking at least nine credit hours in Fall/Winter semester.

Management

HR Fund for Scholars
  • MSHROD, Graduate Certificate in HR or OD or MBA with Specialization in HR
  • Enrolled in classes in the previous academic year (2015/2016)
Alfred F. Lobbestael Business Administration Endowed Scholarship
  • Full or part-time graduate student
  • Exhibits a strong interest in business administration
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need

Marketing

Elizabeth A. Edwards Memorial Scholarship

  • Graduate student seeking an MBA specialization in marketing, international business, supply chain management or Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Currently enrolled graduate student with at least nine credit hours completed at EMU when applying
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Two recommendation letters (one from a faculty member)
  • Personal statement (500 words or less) describing your desire to pursue a career in marketing or marketing related field

Hugh and Kathleen McSurely Supply Chain Management Endowed Scholarship

  • Supply chain management student
  • U.S. citizen preference
  • 3.4 minimum GPA
  • 250 word or less statement on career interest in supply chain management

The Parvati Vardhani and V.M. Rao Tummala Endowed Scholarship

  • Supply chain management student
  • 3.2 minimum GPA

 Externally Funded Sources

For information about other financial assistance opportunities for graduate students, including graduate assistantships, visit the EMU Graduate School's website.

Visit our Office of Financial Aid website.

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