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Information About Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards

Brandeis International Business School is committed to attracting highly qualified students from around the world.  We demonstrate this commitment by offering generous merit-based scholarships to both domestic and international students in our programs. Applicants are automatically considered for scholarships during the application process and will be notified of an award upon admission.  Please review the scholarships below to determine those for which you may be eligible.


Brandeis IBS Scholarships

Dean's Scholarships  

Recognize students of exceptional merit with partial- to full-tuition scholarships.

Typical award amount: $25,000 per year to full tuition

World Leader Scholarships  

Recognize outstanding students with partial scholarships. 

Typical award amount: $10,000 to $20,000 per year. 

ALPFA Scholarship  

Recognizes outstanding students who are members of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). A successful candidate is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and to ALPFA. Professional experience, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and service to ALPFA are considered.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

BGS Partner Scholarship  

Recognizes students who are members of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). Prospective applicants should indicate their Beta Gamma Sigma membership status on their applications to be considered for this scholarship and to receive an application fee waiver.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Brandeis Alumni Scholarship  

Recognizes outstanding Brandeis University alumni.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year (minimum)

Earle W. Kazis '55 Endowed Fellowship  

Supports Brandeis International Business School students, particularly those with an interest in the field of real estate.

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Leonard and Shirley Sterling Endowed Scholarship  

Recognizes an outstanding Brandeis IBS student. 

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Lubin Endowed Scholarship  

Recognizes students with a specific interest in economic, social or labor issues.

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Michael Jellinek Fellowship  

Recognizes an outstanding student who maintains citizenship in Israel.

Typical award amount: Full tuition for duration of program

Milton W. Feld Endowed Fellowship  

Recognizes an outstanding MA student.

Typical award amount: Varies per year

NABA Scholarship  

Recognizes outstanding students who are members of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). A successful candidate is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and to NABA. Professional experience, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and service to NABA are considered.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

NBMBAA Scholarship  

Recognizes an outstanding U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident who is a member of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and is applying to our MBA program. A successful candidate is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and to NBMBAA. Professional experience, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and service to NBMBAA are considered.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

NSHMBA Scholarship  

Recognizes an outstanding U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident who is of Hispanic heritage or who has demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community, and is applying to our MBA program. A successful candidate is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and to the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Partner School Scholarship  

Recognizes applicants attending one of our partner schools who apply to our MA program. Scholarship amounts vary based on the strength of the application.  Partner schools include College of the Holy Cross, Connecticut College, Providence College, Saint Michael's College and Stonehill College.  

Typical award amount: $10,000 to $30,000 per year

Paul F. Rosengard '80 Endowed Scholarship  

Recognizes students with demonstrated strong leadership skills and civic responsibility and, specifically, are interested in a career in the wholesale or retail fashion apparel industry.

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Peter Petri Global Fellowship  

Recognizes students from three different continents. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of their leadership, diversity and academic excellence.

Typical award amount: Varies per year

POSSE Scholarship  

Recognizes POSSE scholars with extraordinary academic and leadership potential.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship  

Recognizes an outstanding MBA student who has demonstrated both academic success and LGBT community leadership.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Robert Sherman Memorial Endowed Fellowship  

Recognizes outstanding student(s) with preference given to an individual who was raised in a single-parent household, or who has endured extraordinary medical or financial circumstances.

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Steven Bunson '82 Endowed Fellowship  

Recognizes outstanding students with demonstrated strong analytic abilities, exceptional work ethic, a sense of personal responsibility and potential to make important contributions to the global business field. 

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Stephen J. Cloobeck '83 Endowed Fellowship  

Recognizes an MBA student with demonstrated motivation for success in international business, outstanding leadership ability, entrepreneurial acumen and potential to make important contributions to the world of global business. 

Typical award amount: Varies per year

Volunteer Service Scholarship  

Recognizes applicants who have had significant volunteer experience in an organization such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Commonwealth Corps or Teach for America. 

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Women in Business Scholarship  

Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in a business-related field.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Women in Economics Scholarship  

Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in economics.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year

Women in Finance Scholarship  

Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in finance.

Typical award amount: $10,000 per year


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Brandeis IBS prospective and current students may wish to explore these additional scholarship opportunities. 

AMIDEAST Cyprus-America Scholarship Program (CASP)  

The Cyprus-America Scholarship Program (CASP) is a human resource development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered on behalf of the Cyprus Fulbright Commission. CASP's mission is to assist in the economic and social development of Cyprus through higher education, short-term technical training, and bi-communal workshops. CASP works with both the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities in efforts to carry out this mission.

AMIDEAST Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program (IASP)  

In 1991, the U.S. Congress established the Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program (IASP) to provide educational opportunities for Israeli Arabs in the United States.  The program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST.  Since 1991, over fifty students have received grants for a maximum of two years of study at U.S. institutions.  Those interested in continuing their studies at the Ph.D. level seek teaching assistantships, research assistantships and other scholarships.

AMIDEAST Other Scholarship Programs  

AMIDEAST administers a number of private, institutional, and non-U.S. government scholarship programs for students and professionals from the Middle East and North Africa who look to study at U.S. universities. Our staff adapts program services to the specific requirements of each scholarship sponsor, providing one-on-one advising for students who are first adapting to study in the United States. 

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship  

The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program provides the opportunity to for citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to pursue graduate level study in the United States. Students are free to study in fields ranging from business administration and economics to public administration, public health, and public policy.

The program provides full scholarships to participants, including university tuition, fees, room, board, health insurance, monthly stipend, book allowance, and international and domestic travel.

IIE Fulbright Program for Non-U.S. Students  

The Fulbright Program strives, through international educational exchange, to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and of other countries.

Institute of International Study: Funding for U.S. Study  

Funding for U.S. Study is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Funding for U.S. Study includes all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas.

Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)  

The Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries. These students then undertake graduate studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching.

Organization of American States (OAS)   

In December 2001, the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a new partnership agreement with LASPAU to collaborate in increasing opportunities for graduate studies and research. The new partnership, formed to increase the numbers of grants available as well as to expand access to these grants, supports efforts to address priority development areas through academic exchange.

Open Society Institute, Soros Foundations Network  
The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private, grant-based foundation in New York City that serves as the hub of the Soros foundations network, a global group of autonomous organizations in more than 50 countries. OSI and the network aim to promote open societies through efforts to shape government policy and support education, media, public health, and human and women's rights, as well as social, legal, and economic reform.  OSI initiatives award grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year on a regular basis.