Scholarships

All applicants admitted to the Willamette MBA are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when their application for admission is evaluated by the admission committee.  No additional scholarship application is required.

Willamette MBA scholarships are merit-based. Merit is determined by an overall evaluation of the applicant and includes: GMAT or GRE score, undergraduate grades and academic performance, experience, academic and managerial potential, the quality of the applicants essays and interview, and the applicant's ability to contribute to the learning environment of others.

Approximately 60 percent of students receive scholarship assistance. Scholarships range from 10% to 100% of tuition. 

Willamette MBA Scholarship Programs

We offer several merit-based scholarship programs. Scholarship awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

Atkinson School Scholarship: The Atkinson School Scholarship program is our largest merit-based scholarship program. These scholarships range from 10% to 100% of tuition. Applicants for admission interested in maximum consideration from this scholarship program should complete the application process as soon as possible and before May 1st.

Willamette MBA Global Diversity Scholarship: For students who completed their bachelor degree in select countries, students who have a demonstrated commitment to working with or studying those select countries, or students who have made academic or social contributions relating to those select countries. Deadline: March 15th.

Willamette MBA Pacific Northwest Scholarship: For eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed a U.S. undergraduate degree in Oregon or Washington. Deadline: May 1st.

Willamette MBA Reaching Out Fellowship: For applicants to the Willamette MBA who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or allies who have contributed significantly to the LGBT community. Deadline: May 1st.

Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship: For eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed an undergraduate major in a STEM area (science technology, engineering and mathematics) in the U.S. Deadline: May 1st.

Willamette MBA U.S. Diversity Scholarship: For students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and are Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander), students who have a demonstrated commitment to working with or studying diversity or underrepresentation, or those who have made academic or social contributions in the field. Deadline: May 1st.

General Information About All Willamette MBA Scholarships

MBA scholarships awarded for the first-year of study are automatically renewable at the same dollar amount for the second-year of MBA study if the student:

  • attains a minimum MBA cumulative gpa of 3.3 (B+) by the end of the first-year of study.
  • maintains full-time enrollment in the Willamette MBA, and
  • maintains good standing in regard to academic and professional behavior.

Some additional scholarship opportunities are available for the second-year of MBA study. Students apply for these scholarships during spring semester of their first year.

MBA/JD students should know that the College of Law and the MBA program award scholarships separately. MBA/JD students who receive scholarship assistance from the MBA program will receive the MBA scholarship only for the first academic year in which they are enrolled full-time in the MBA program.