Business school is probably the single most significant investment you will make in your personal and professional development. We offer a number of diversity scholarships that you can learn more about here.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
At Vanderbilt, we are committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive community to foster an environment where you will learn from people who offer a variety of perspectives. The leadership, faculty, staff, and students of Owen commit to the following:
- To cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community that challenges us to embrace lifelong personal and professional growth.
- To welcome a wide variety of viewpoints and engage thoughtfully and respectfully, even when doing so is uncomfortable.
- To value differences in race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, mental or physical ability, and other such personal characteristics.
- To work towards removing systemic barriers to fulfilling our commitment.
Your essay should focus on:
- How Owen’s commitment statement intersects with your own personal journey.
- How you plan to advance equity, diversity and inclusion at Owen.
These scholarships range from $10,000 to full tuition per academic year (in addition to any other potential merit scholarship up to, but not to exceed, full tuition).
Serving full-time MBA seekers, Admit.me’s mission is to empower candidates from all backgrounds to achieve early career success by combating the traditional barriers to higher education. For free. This commitment aligns with Owen’s mission to provide world-class business education on a personal scale. As an Admit.me partner, Owen is committed to naming any admitted Admit.me participant an Owen Admit.me Fellow and providing merit-based scholarship ranging from $10,000 to full tuition per academic year. For more information about Admit.me click here.
National Black MBA Association Scholarship Program
Vanderbilt is proud to be Diamond Level partner of The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), which provides financial support to students pursuing careers in business, academia, and related professions. NBMBAA's mission is to identify and increase the pool of black talent for business, public, private, and non-profit sectors. NBMBAA Fellows at Vanderbilt are awarded merit-based scholarships of up to full tuition. More information on the Vanderbilt NBMBAA Fellowship can be found on the National Black MBA Association website.
Prospanica’s mission is to empower and enable Hispanic professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential. The association offers career and professional development conferences, resources for students and professionals, and scholarships for graduate education. As a University Partner, Vanderbilt offers merit-based scholarships for students selected for the Prospanica Fellowship.
Scholarships for Native American Candidates
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities.
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Scholarships
Requirements: Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and majoring in a business field. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and enrolled full time at an accredited university.
- American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships
Requirements: Pursuing a master's or doctoral degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. graduate school; demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or be able to demonstrate ancestry of 1/4 degree Indian blood.
- American Indian College Fund Scholarships
Requirements: American Indian College Fund provides scholarship support to each tribal college and university and administers several scholarship programs to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal colleges and state and private universities.
Toigo MBA Program
The Toigo MBA Program provides minority MBA candidates committed to careers in finance with support to help reduce the barriers to entry minority MBAs too often face. Students selected for the Toigo MBA Program will receive additional leadership development and career coaching services from the Toigo Foundation that will run concurrently with your two years as a Vanderbilt MBA student.
Cindy Kent Legacy Scholarship
The Cindy Kent Legacy Scholarship provides funding for a student who is underrepresented in business and includes mentoring.
Cecil and Amy Jorgenson Conlee Diversity Scholarship
The Cecil and Amy Jorgenson Conlee Diversity Scholarship provides financial support for deserving underrepresented minority students at Owen.
Visit the MBA tuition and scholarships page for additional information on MBA scholarships.
The Black VU
The Black VU is a visually recorded, thought-provoking, and in-depth discussion that offers multiple viewpoints on prevalent cultural conversation topics like career recruiting, cultural authenticity, and personal experience. The initiative is a series of unscripted discussions of students and alumni from Vanderbilt Business.
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