Vanderbilt offers a variety of scholarships to women in our full-time MBA program ranging from $10,000 to full tuition. Scholarships are awarded based on the degree to which an individual demonstrates support of the academic, personal, or professional advancement of women. Named scholarships for women include the Carol Barr & Margaret Renz Scholarship, the Forté Fellowship, and the Stevens Family Scholarship. Learn more about our MBA scholarships, as well as support available through the Forté Fellowship.

By the numbers


The number of women we have named as Forté Fellows since Vanderbilt became a partner with the Forté Foundation, an organization that helps launch women into careers in business.

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Events for Women

Vanderbilt Business Women's Symposium
This event for prospective MBA students is especially targeted for individuals interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities facing women in business. Hear firsthand from students and alumni on what life is like as a woman in the Vanderbilt MBA program and in post-MBA careers. A panel of corporate guest speakers lets discuss what their firms are doing to advance women and why companies value diversity. Participants then rotate in small group discussions with each panelist to ask questions and learn more about the companies they represent.

Forté events including Forté Women's Leadership Conference
Forté holds events throughout the year for college students and MBA candidates. In June, many Vanderbilt MBA Forté Fellows participate in their Forté MBA Women's Leadership & Career Conference. For a list of Forté events click here. For more about the benefits of joining the Forté, click here.

National Association of Women MBAs
Vanderbilt is a partner of NAWMBA as an academic chapter and NAWMBA also has a professional chapter in Nashville. NAWMBA provides professional and leadership development opportunities for its members through mentorship, networking and collaboration among partner schools and corporations. They host a career conference every fall for members.

Women's Business Association

The Owen Women's Business Association (WBA) strives to create an inclusive and empowering environment for all women. We promote and support women at Vanderbilt Business by providing opportunities for personal and professional development through a variety of workshops, lunch and learns, and social events. Membership is automatically extended to all women and there are no dues.

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Want to learn more? Contact Mckenzie Mulligan at 615.343.4775 or by email.