Scholarships & Financial Aid

A number of opportunities are available to make the cost of earning a Willamette MBA accessible and affordable.

Scholarship Programs 2018-2019

$15,000 Dean's Achievement Scholarship

The MBA for Professionals Dean's Achievement Scholarship of $2,500 per semester is awarded to qualified admitted applicants who present excellent credentials. The maximum total value of this scholarship is $15,000.

Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 AND minimum GMAT score of 580 (GRE score at the 50th percentile)

GRE score percentile based on the average of the verbal and quantitative scores. This scholarship is awarded for six consecutive semesters, beginning with the semester of entry. Dean’s Achievement Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment.

George and Colleen Hoyt Not-for-Profit Scholarship

The George and Colleen Hoyt Not-for-Profit Scholarship was created by the Hoyts to provide support for graduate education in the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, as well as support students committed to the management of not-for-profit organizations. Hoyt scholarships will be award to students enrolled in the MBA-P program who have significant not-for-profit experience and who exhibit a commitment to serving not-for-profit organizations. Scholarship applications will be available each August and awarded for the September term. Currently enrolled, admitted and prospective students are encourage to apply. Applications are available each summer.

Dean's Opportunity Award

The Dean's Opportunity Award is a scholarship awarded to admitted students based on the overall strength of the candidate's application: work experience, personal statement, GPA, admissions interview and overall fit for the MBA program. This award varies in amount is disbursed evenly over six semesters.

$6,600 Multiple Student Discount

The MBA for Professionals Multiple Student Discount is available for each student who enrolls from an organization or family when two or more individuals begin the program the same semester. Collaboration and a strong support system allows a greater opportunity for success. This tuition discount is awarded throughout the duration of the program. Please contact an admissions representative to apply for the multiple student discount.

$6,600 Early Action Discount

The MBA for Professionals Early Action Discount is provided to admitted and enrolled applicants for either the January or September cohorts. To qualify, an applicant must submit a completed online application and official copies of ALL supplemental materials by the October 31 for January or May 31 for September application deadlines. This tuition discount is awarded throughout the duration of the program. Please contact an admissions representative to learn more about the Early Action Discount.

$12,000 Alumni Discount

The MBA for Professionals Alumni Discount is awarded to admitted applicants who graduated with a degree from Willamette University (undergraduate or graduate). This tuition discount is awarded throughout the duration of the program. Alumni who apply and provide Willamette transcripts as part of the admission process will automatically be awarded the discount if eligible. 

Other Financial Awards Are Available

  • Leadership Portland Award
  • Leadership Salem Award 
  • Forty Under 40 Award
  • Willamette Community Award
  • Company and Organization Partnerships

If you have questions or want to learn about other scholarships, discounts and partnerships, please contact an admissions representative.

Additional Resources for Financial Aid

Willamette University employees are not eligible for participation in the Dean's Achievement Scholarship program. In addition, MBA-P students participating in tuition discount programs, or who are recipients of other Willamette University scholarship funds, including funds provided in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon scholarship program for veterans, may be limited on the number of scholarships or discounts in which they are eligible to accrue.