Admissions Scholarships

A graduate business education represents a significant investment. The Gabelli School has established scholarships to support outstanding students in the pursuit of their academic goals. Exceptional applicants may be considered for merit-based scholarship awards from $5K up to full tuition. Scholarship awards are based on superior academic and career achievement, varied and meaningful personal experiences, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.

Applicants who submit completed applications are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship awards. Please read through the scholarship descriptions for additional instructions. Scholarship recipients are selected by the admissions committee and notified at the time of admission.

Scholarship awards are made possible in part through the generous support of donors.  

  • Available to Executive MBA or Professional MBA applicants who are experienced working professionals within industries impacted by or critical to the successful navigation of the global health pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to airlines, oil & gas, hospitality and leisure facilities, retail (apparel, home furnishing), education, healthcare, insurance, and real estate.
     
    Eligibility:
    • Minimum 6 years of professional work experience; at least 4 years in a substantive manager/leader/influencer role
    • Industry/sector preferences: airlines, oil & gas, leisure facilities, retail (apparel, home furnishing), healthcare, insurance, and real estate.
    • Evidence of strong and logical career progression.
    • Respond to Career Forward essay prompt below as your optional essay (see below) 
    Non-need-based scholarship (non-renewable; valued at a fixed amount between $20K-$25K; distributed across consecutive billing and academic terms).

    Deadlines

    To be considered for the Career Forward Scholarship for Working Professionals, candidates must submit a completed application no later than the regular spring deadline or the Round 2 fall admissions deadline (typically in mid-January).

    To be considered for this scholarship, candidates should take advantage of the optional essay and respond to the prompt provided.
  • Available to applicants of all on-campus specialized master's programs and MBA programs (FTMBA, Executive MBA, and Professional MBA). Applicants to Fordham Business Online programs are not eligible for Dean’s Scholarship Consideration.

    Merit-based scholarship (non-renewable; valued at a fixed amount between $15K-$25K—determined on a yearly basis; distributed over four [4] consecutive spring and fall semesters). Some restrictions may apply.

    Dean’s Scholarship awards honor high potential candidates who have an exemplary record of academic and professional achievement; strong leadership skills and the ability to put ideas into action; a demonstrated commitment to service, community, and society; and character and integrity that define their personal and professional life. Our applicant review process is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of developing scholars and leaders who will share their talents with the world for the common good.

    Deadlines

    To be considered for the Dean’s Scholarship, candidates must submit a completed application to the full-time MBA program no later than the  Round 2 fall admissions deadline (typically in mid-January). Your application for admission also serves as your scholarship application. No additional application is required.

  • Full Scholarship (non-renewable; includes direct and some indirect costs of attendance; distributed in four (4) consecutive spring and fall semesters). Some restrictions may apply.

    We consider diversity to be one of the Gabelli School’s greatest attributes. The Dean’s Premier Scholarship, the premier merit-based FTMBA scholarship award, is a tool to actively recruit exceptional individuals including those from traditionally underrepresented populations. It honors high potential candidates who have an exemplary record of academic and professional achievement; strong leadership skills and the ability to put ideas into action; a demonstrated commitment to service, community, and society; and character and integrity that define their personal and professional life. Our applicant review process is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of developing scholars and leaders who will share their talents with the world for the common good. 

    Benefits

    • Scholarship to cover full tuition and required fees (including health insurance)
    • $20,000 living stipend for the duration of the full-time MBA program which is distributed over the course of four (4) consecutive fall and spring academic terms.
    • A $1,500 Global Immersion Stipend applied toward an approved global immersion in the 2nd year (e.g., Global Immersion Experience or semester abroad).
    • An assigned Executive Mentor.

    Deadlines

    To be considered for the Dean’s Premier Scholarship, candidates must submit a completed application to the full-time MBA program no later than the  Round 2 fall admissions deadline (typically in mid-January). Your application for admission also serves as your scholarship application. No additional application is required.

    For more details about the Dean’s Premier Scholarship, please contact Dylan Mosenthal (dmosenthal@fordham.edu).

  • Available only to current Fordham University undergraduate students in good standing who are applying to Gabelli Specialized Masters (MS) Programs.

    Merit-based Scholarship (non-renewable; valued at a fixed amount between $15K-$25K—determined on a yearly basis).

    The Early Leaders Scholarship honors the exceptional accomplishments of Fordham University undergraduate students pursuing a specialized master’s (MS) degree. The Early Leaders Scholarship is awarded based on merit and is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of developing scholars and leaders who will share their talents with the world for the common good. Candidates for the award should have a record of academic excellence; a demonstrated strength in the discipline or industry in which they are pursuing graduate study through professional internship experience or academic study; strong leadership skills and the ability to put ideas into action; a demonstrated commitment to service, community, and society; and character and integrity that define their personal and professional life.

    Deadlines

    To be considered for the Early Leaders Scholarship, candidates must submit a completed application no later than the regular spring deadline or the Round 2 fall admissions deadline (typically in mid-January). Your application for admission also serves as your scholarship application. No additional application is required.

  • Available to Specialized Masters applicants who are/have been or are immediate family members of essential/front-line workers in industries impacted by or critical to the successful navigation of the global health pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to airlines, oil & gas, hospitality and leisure facilities, retail (grocery, apparel, home furnishing), government service (e.g., US Postal Service), healthcare, sanitation, food service and delivery, and education.

    Non-need-based scholarship (non-renewable; valued at a fixed amount at either $15K for a primary essential/front-line worker or $7.5K for an immediate family member).

    Citizens of the world have been relying on essential/front-line workers to bring a level of normalcy and stability during the pandemic. The dedication displayed by essential/front-line healthcare workers, grocery store employees, postal workers, sanitation workers, delivery drivers, teachers, veterinarians, and countless others during the pandemic have been unmatched.  

    In gratitude for the unwavering commitment to helping their communities, the Gabelli School would like to honor essential/front-line workers (or immediate family members) with a non-need-based scholarship to any on-campus specialized master's program for full-time or part-time study.

    Deadlines

    To be considered for the Essential/Front-Line Industries Scholarship, candidates must submit a completed application no later than the regular spring deadline or the Round 2 fall admissions deadline (typically in mid-January). You may use the optional essay prompt on BusinessCAS to explain how the above may be applicable to you. Please note there are a limited number of students who will be awarded this scholarship and completing the optional essay does not guarantee scholarship

  • Available to FTMBA applicants only.

    Merit-based fellowship (non-renewable; valued at a fixed amount —$20K; distributed in four (4) consecutive spring and fall semesters). Some restrictions may apply.

    We consider diversity to be one of the Gabelli School’s greatest attributes. The ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship is a joint effort between prominent business school programs and Reaching Out to develop the out LGBT+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. Each Fellow receives a minimum $20,000 scholarship and access to exclusive leadership programming including an all-expenses-paid retreat. We seek high potential candidates who have an exemplary record of academic and professional achievement, strong leadership skills and the ability to put ideas into action, a demonstrated commitment to service, community, and society, and character and integrity that define their personal and professional life. Our applicant review process is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of developing scholars and leaders who will share their talents with the world for the common good.

    Benefits

    • $20K tuition scholarship (awarded by the Gabelli School at the time of admission; distributed in four (4) consecutive spring and fall semesters).
    • Access to Reaching Out MBA Inc. events, including the annual LGBTQA MBA (ROMBA) Conference and Fellows-specific events and content such as meet and greets and receptions.  
    • Partial subsidy to attend a cohort retreat tentatively held each summer in July.  
    • Priority consideration for competitive programming including Admitted Student Treks, speaking roles at the ROMBA Conference, and special topics summits.  
    • Inclusion in an exclusive resume book distributed to Reaching Out MBA Inc. corporate sponsors and partners.    
    • Respond to the ROMBA Fellowship essay prompt as your optional essay.


    Deadlines

    To be considered for the Reaching Out MBA Fellowship, candidates must submit a completed application no later than the regular spring deadline or the Round 2 fall admissions deadline (typically in mid-January).  Please note there are a limited number of students who will be awarded this fellowship and completing the optional essay does not guarantee the fellowship.

    For more details about the Reaching out MBA (ROMBA) Fellowship, please contact Dylan Mosenthal (dmosenthal@fordham.edu).

  • Available to MS in Accounting and MS in Taxation applicants only!

    Together, Fordham University and the Deloitte Foundation are dedicated to supporting students with a record of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by providing a limited number of full scholarships for our MS in Accounting and MS in Taxation. Apply to either of these programs today in order to be considered for this opportunity!

    To learn more about this opportunity please visit the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars page