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Information About Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards

100% are eligible for scholarships. Every student admitted to Brandeis IBS is considered for scholarships. 20 Full-tuition scholarships. These are just a few of our numerous awards available for each accepted student. 40% received generous scholarships. Nearly 40% of incoming students received merit-based aid.

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) is committed to supporting highly qualified students from the United States and around the world. We demonstrate this commitment by offering generous merit-based scholarships to both domestic and international students as part of our holistic admissions review. The criteria for selection of scholarship awards includes leadership traits, academic achievement, personal background and focus of graduate education. Students are automatically considered for scholarships during the application process and will be notified of any awards upon admission. Students are eligible for both individual and multi-scholarship awards.


Full Scholarships 

We offer generous, full-tuition scholarships to students studying business, economics and finance in each of our graduate programs. Top students are recognized for exceptional merit and outstanding academic performance with full-tuition awards.

Dean’s Scholarship 

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

Michael Jellinek Fellowship 

Recognizes an outstanding student who maintains citizenship and is currently residing in Israel.

Scholarships for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents 

We offer full- and partial-tuition scholarships to students who are either citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Students who receive these scholarships are acknowledged for demonstrated leadership and academic achievement, among other qualities.

Students who have demonstrated experience, leadership or interest in certain areas of study are eligible for field-specific scholarships. Scholarships are available in real estate, global business analysis, business ethics, fashion and apparel, and economic, social and labor issues. They are awarded to students who meet criteria for these awards.

Brandeis IBS is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is intended to make higher education more accessible to eligible veterans who are pursuing their education.

Dean’s Scholarship 

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

World Leader Scholarship 

Recognizes outstanding students with partial scholarships. 

Regional Merit Scholarship - North America 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from North America.

Partner School Scholarship 

Recognizes applicants attending one of our partner schools who apply to our Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (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.

Brandeis Alumni Scholarship 

Recognizes outstanding Brandeis University alumni applying to one of our graduate programs.

Peter Petri Global Fellowship 

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

Beta Gamma Sigma 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.

Robert Sherman Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

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.

Leonard and Shirley Sterling Endowed Scholarship 

Recognizes an outstanding Brandeis IBS student.

Milton W. Feld Endowed Fellowship 

Recognizes an outstanding MA program student.

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.

Earle W. Kazis ’55 Endowed Fellowship (Real Estate) 

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

Lubin Endowed Scholarship (Economic, Social or Labor Issues) 

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

Paul F. Rosengard ’80 Endowed Scholarship (Fashion or Apparel Industry) 

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.

Steven Bunson ’82 Endowed Fellowship (Global Business Analysis) 

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.

Stephen J. Cloobeck ’83 Endowed Fellowship (Entrepreneurship) 

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.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship 

This award is a supplement to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and signifies Brandeis University's commitment to support veterans who are pursuing higher education.

The Yellow Ribbon Program scholarship (including the VA match), combined with Brandeis scholarships, federal aid and other estimated financial assistance, cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Yellow Ribbon Program recipients must remain in good academic standing while receiving the award. Recipients will be eligible to receive the award in subsequent years, provided that Brandeis remains a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Current or prospective students who have been offered admission are eligible to apply. The application requires submission of a copy of your certificate of eligibility from the VA to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Additional information: Yellow Ribbon Program.

Scholarships for International Students 

We offer full- and partial-tuition scholarships to our global student population. Students who receive these generous awards are acknowledged for demonstrated leadership and academic achievement, among other qualities.

International students with demonstrated success, leadership traits or interest in certain fields are eligible for scholarships within those disciplines. Scholarship opportunities in this category include awards in real estate, global business, ethics, fashion and apparel as well as economic, social and labor issues. They are offered to students who meet specific criteria for these awards.

Dean’s Scholarship 

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

World Leader Scholarship 

Recognizes outstanding students with partial scholarships.

Regional Merit Scholarship - North America 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from North America.

Regional Merit Scholarship - Latin America/Caribbean 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Regional Merit Scholarship - Europe 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from Europe.

Regional Merit Scholarship - Africa 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from Africa.

Regional Merit Scholarship - Middle East 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from the Middle East.

Regional Merit Scholarship - Asia 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from Asia.

Regional Merit Scholarship - Oceania 

Recognizes outstanding applicants from Oceania.

Michael Jellinek Fellowship 

Recognizes an outstanding student who maintains citizenship and is currently residing in Israel.

Peter Petri Global Fellowship 

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

Beta Gamma Sigma 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.

Robert Sherman Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

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.

Leonard and Shirley Sterling Endowed Scholarship 

Recognizes an outstanding Brandeis IBS student.

Milton W. Feld Endowed Fellowship 

Recognizes an outstanding MA program student.

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.

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.

Brandeis Alumni Scholarship 

Recognizes outstanding Brandeis University alumni applying to one of our graduate programs.

Earle W. Kazis ’55 Endowed Fellowship (Real Estate) 

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

Lubin Endowed Scholarship (Economic, Social or Labor Issues) 

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

Paul F. Rosengard ’80 Endowed Scholarship (Fashion or Apparel Industry) 

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.

Steven Bunson ’82 Endowed Fellowship (Global Business Analysis) 

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.

Stephen J. Cloobeck ’83 Endowed Fellowship (Entrepreneurship) 

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.

Scholarships for Women 

Brandeis IBS is the home of World Ready Women in business, economics and finance. The school is a leader in graduate business education in terms of gender parity, with a student population comprised of 60% women. Graduate school scholarships are available for female students studying business, economics and finance in each of our programs.

Women in Business Scholarship 

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

Women in Economics Scholarship 

Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in economics.

Women in Finance Scholarship 

Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in finance.

Scholarships for Minority & Diverse Students 

Our school takes pride in its inclusive community that promotes and celebrates diversity. We offer scholarships to students of Latino, Hispanic, black and multicultural backgrounds, as well as to students who are demonstrated leaders in the LGBT community.

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.

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).

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.

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.

POSSE Scholarship 

Recognizes POSSE scholars with extraordinary academic and leadership potential.

Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship 

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