Internal Scholarship List

The Carlson School and the University of Minnesota award a number of academic merit-based fellowships and scholarships. The Full-Time MBA program automatically considers applicants for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Unless noted in the descriptions below, no special application is required for these scholarships; however, we urge candidates to submit their applications for admission by the first or second round deadlines for full consideration.

The Carlson School Deans and Fellows Awards

Merit-based scholarships awarded in varying amounts from partial tuition waiver scholarships to full tuition waiver scholarships plus a stipend for living expenses. Eligibility for consideration open to all admitted candidates based on merit.

  • Carlson School Deans Fellow Scholarship
  • Carlson School ASsociates Fellow Scholarship
U of M Alumnus Fellowships

Merit-based scholarships for University of Minnesota alumni; awards are partial to full tuition waiver scholarships.

  • John and Nancy Lindahl U of M Alumnus Fellowship
Women

Merit-based scholarships specifically designated for women studying in the MBA program; awarded in varying amounts from partial tuition waiver scholarships to full tuition waiver scholarships plus a stipend for living expenses. Some of these awards, such as the Forté Foundation Fellowships, also include a variety of leadership and career development opportunities.

  • Forté Foundation Fellowships
  • Arlene Carlson
  • Carlson Family Foundation MBA Fellowship
  • Chris and Amy Koch MBA Scholarship
  • James and Lisa White MBA Fellowship
  • Judith and Richard Corson MBA Fellowship
  • Laura Moret MBA Fellowship
  • Marcia Page Fellowship
  • Mary Pat Blake MBA Fellowship
  • Rae Carter and Lowell Schwab MBA Fellowship
  • Roberta Petrick Scholarship
  • Thia Breen MBA Fellowship
Diversity

Merit-based scholarships with preferred selection criteria for diverse candidates; awarded in varying amounts from partial tuition waiver scholarships to full tuition waiver scholarships plus a stipend for living expenses.

  • NSHMBAA
  • ROMBA
  • Ronald and Patricia Mangelsdorf MBA Fellowship
  • Regis MBA Fellowship
Military

Merit-based scholarships specifically designated for those who are currently serving in, or are veterans of, the U.S. military; awarded in varying amounts from $5,000 to full tuition plus a stipend for living expenses.  Many of these scholarships are intended to supplement a student’s GI Bill funding, and can be used for any expense related to MBA study, including, but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses.

  • 3M Military Veterans Fellowship
  • Bruellman Military Fellowship
  • Buuck Family Military Veterans Fellowship
  • Carlson School Veterans Fellowship
  • Deloitte Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
  • Gatens/Benson Military Veterans Fellowship
  • Graco Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
  • H. William Walter MBA Scholarship Endowment
  • John and Nancy Lindahl Military Veterans Fellowship
  • MBA Classes of '00 and '02 Leadership Fellowship
  • Michael and Judy Mee MBA Fellowship
  • Polaris Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
  • Rangen/Erickson Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
  • Torgerson Family Military Veterans Fellowship
  • United Healthcare Military Veterans Fellowship
  • Victor and Fern Bates Scholarship
  • William and Jane Dudley Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
Minnesota

Merit-based scholarship for candidates from Minnesota, or for University of Minnesota alumni; awards are partial to full tuition waiver scholarships.

  • Dwight and Marjorie Peterson Fellowship Fund
International Students

Merit-based scholarships specifically for international students; awards are partial to full tuition waiver scholarships.

  • Harrison Scholarships
  • Ip MBA Scholarship
Specializations

Merit-based scholarships with selection criteria that specify a specific intended area of study or interest in a specific Enterprise program; awards are partial to full tuition waiver scholarships.

  • 3M MBA Fellowship
  • Ameriprise Financial MBA Fellowship
  • Carlson Funds Enterprise Fellowship
  • Dennis and Barbara Senneseth MBA Fellowship
  • illbruck International Business Fellowship
  • William N. and Ruth M Westhoff Fellowship
Global Experience

Merit-based scholarships awarded to cover the study abroad costs of the required Global Experience; awards typically cover the program fee and include a small stipend for air fare and other expenses.

  • Dean and Amy Sundquist Global MBA Scholarship
  • Townley Memorial Scholarship
General Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships awarded in varying amounts. Eligibility for consideration open to all admitted candidates based on merit.

  • MBA Class of 2006 Scholarship
  • MBA Class of 2007 Scholarship
  • MBA Classes of 2008 and 2011 Scholarship
  • Donaldson Company Scholarship
  • Robert L. Carter Endowed MBA Scholarship

Other Scholarship Sources

We encourage all MBA applicants to explore external scholarship opportunities to support your MBA experience. Below is a selection of sample external scholarships with links to information on their requirements and applications. This list is not all-inclusive. Students may be eligible for company and individual scholarships and graduate assistantships that require special applications. Graduate assistantships are only available to second-year MBA students.

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