Fellowships for Business and Economics Graduates

Available Fellowships by Granting Agency

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Merit-based program, pays full tuition for MBA at one of the business schools participating in the Consortium. The program is committed to diversity and inclusion in American business. When first established, the program targeted African-American men in attempt to bring greater racial diversity to the workplace. The program is now open to candidates who can convincingly demonstrate commitment to the mission of enhancing diversity in business education and leadership.


Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships

Scholarships awarded for graduate study in accounting, public administration, finance, business administration, or related fields. The scholarships vary in terms of requirements for public service following graduation. Graduate or upper-level undergraduate (senior) students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance are encouraged to apply.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF supports research-based graduate study at both the master’s and doctoral levels. Fellows are “expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations” in their respective fields.

Graduate Research Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship provides 3 years of support for students who are in the early stages of graduate study. (Seniors may apply, but first-year graduate students are typically more successful.) Candidates may be engaged in interdisciplinary studies, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences and engineering, geosciences, life sciences, engineering, chemistry, physics, and astronomy.


Economics Program

The Economics Program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. Graduating seniors may apply, but first-year graduate students tend to be more competitive.


Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship

The Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship provides the opportunity for doctoral students to intern at federal national laboratories and research facilities. This first-hand experience of using mathematics in a nonacademic setting is perfect for students who are interested in understanding the real-world application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques.

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports graduate work by those historically underrepresented in the foreign service but is open to all. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Candidate’s must enroll in a two-year master’s program and, following graduation, work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.


Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship supports two years of graduate school for students interested in pursuing careers in international relations and/or the foreign service. Applications from "members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need” are encouraged. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. After completing the master’s degree, candidates are expected to work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.


Udall Scholarship

Udall Scholarships

The Udall undergraduate scholarship is open to second and third year undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues who intend to pursue careers relating to the environment.

The Udall undergraduate scholarship is also open to second and third-year Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or Native American tribal policy. This option is also included under the Udall graduate fellowship, due mid-May (5/19).

Both aspects of this scholarship provide funding for undergraduate education as well as networking opportunities. The undergrad applications are due the beginning of March.

Udall also offers a Congressional Internship in DC for undergrad and graduate Native American and Alaska Native students interested in tribal policy to better understand the interaction between Native leadership and the federal government. Deadline 1/31.