Dean's Scholars Award Program
The Dean’s Scholars Award Program is the flagship scholarship program at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Selected annually from the incoming MBA class, Dean’s Scholars receive a full-tuition scholarship. One Dean's Scholar is selected from each year’s cohort as the Dean’s Scholar Award Winner and receives an additional $15,000 yearly stipend.
Applicants to the Vanderbilt MBA program who apply during Round 1 or Round 2 will be automatically considered for the Dean’s Scholars Award Program. Strong candidates for the program will exhibit outstanding academic credentials, notable professional accomplishments, well-defined career goals, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong leadership skills. They will also display a commitment to the Vanderbilt Business mission and core values.
Selected Dean’s Scholars Award recipients will be invited to attend Scholars Day, where they will participate in a series of interviews and events on Vanderbilt’s campus. The Dean’s Scholars Award Advisory and Selection Committee will select the Dean’s Scholar Award Winner. In order to be considered for the Dean’s Scholar Award, candidates must submit a short essay and attend Scholars Day. The winner will be notified by the Dean after Scholars’ Day.
In addition to the full-tuition scholarship, Dean’s Scholars enjoy exclusive networking engagements with the Dean and receive unmatched access to key alumni and corporate visitors. They commit to working with the administration and other students on strategic initiatives that enhance the Vanderbilt Business experience.