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All applicants admitted to the Willamette MBA program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

MBA scholarships awarded for the first-year of study are renewable at the same dollar amount for the second-year of MBA study. 

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.

Merit-based Scholarship

  • Atkinson Graduate School of Management Scholarship

    All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship and are informed of any award upon admission. Criteria for fellowships include academic record (GPA), GMAT/GRE score, and work and leadership experience.

Scholarship Databases

U.S. Students

International Students

Willamette University's Office of Financial Aid also has scholarship information and links to various organizations offering scholarships to graduate students.

Willamette MBA Named Scholarships

  • City Year AmeriCorps Scholarship

    The Willamette MBA City Year AmeriCorps Scholarship provides benefits to members of the City Year network.

    Benefits offered to City Year alums:

    • Application fee waiver
    • Enrollment deferral for currently serving AmeriCorps members who decide to serve for additional time with City Year.
    • Minimum scholarship in the amount of $25,000 to qualifying AmeriCorps members

    Who is eligible?

    • Currently serving AmeriCorps members at any of our United States locations who, at the time of university enrollment, will have completed at least one City Year service term
    • City Year alums who have completed at least one City Year service term at any of our U.S. locations
    • Current City Year staff members who have been employed for at least two years
  • Community Impact Scholarship

    The Willamette MBA Community Impact Scholarship aims to attract outstanding students who have contributed significantly to their community and who have a demonstrated commitment to assisting their communities through work, volunteering, or any other form of contribution.

  • Global Reach Scholarship

    The Global Reach Scholarship aims to attract outstanding students from all parts of the globe who can contribute to the Willamette University community. We hope to assist you as you pursue your MBA degree in the U.S.

    Eligibility: Applicants with a bachelor degree from any country outside of the United States

  • National Reach Scholarship

    The Willamette MBA National Scholarship aims to attract outstanding students from all over the country who can contribute to the Willamette University community. As the top ranked MBA program in Oregon, we hope to assist you as you pursue your MBA.

    Eligibility: Completion of a U.S. undergraduate degree in one of the 49 U.S. states outside of Oregon

  • Pacific Northwest Scholarship

    The Pacific Northwest Scholarship is focused on rewarding students from the Pacific Northwest who wish to remain in our diverse and vibrant region and continue to contribute to local communities.

    Eligibility: Completion of a U.S. undergraduate degree in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho.

  • Segal AmeriCorps Match Award

    Willamette University MBA offers an AmeriCorps Matching Award to qualified AmeriCorps alumni in recognition of academic potential, involvement in community activities, and leadership. This award matches the funding the student receives from AmeriCorps for up to one year of service.

    Eligibility: Completed an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs and received The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, prior to starting the Willamette MBA program.

  • Veterans Scholarship

    The Willamette MBA Veterans Scholarship is designed to give back to those who have given so much. If you’re a veteran from the U.S. Armed Forces, we thank you for your service to our country and would be proud to help you transition to your new career.

    Eligibility: Proof of Veteran Status

Thank you to our donors

A portion of our scholarship funding comes from the generous donations of alumni and friends who support the development of future leaders through endowed and named scholarships.

Many of these donors received scholarship assistance as a student.

Their contributions continue the Willamette tradition of investing in the next generation of Willamette MBA students.


  • Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship

    Willamette University MBA offers Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows the opportunity to earn the Master of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management (MBA). Students participate in the PACE (Practical Applications for Careers and Enterprises) program where they serve as consultants and support the activities of selected not-for-profit and government enterprises. This service/consulting project provides a valuable opportunity to build real-world experience and contribute to the community through enhancing the operations of client service organization.

    Coverdell Fellows will be awarded a minimum scholarship worth 25% of tuition.

    Peace Corps Volunteers earn lifetime eligibility for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program if they fall into one of the following categories:

    1. Peace Corps Volunteers who complete the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service or are otherwise given “completion of service” (COS) status
    2. Peace Corps Volunteers who are medically separated
    3. Peace Corps Volunteers who are given "interrupted service" status because of circumstances beyond their control
    4. Peace Corps Response or Global Health Services Partnership Volunteers who complete twelve months of service within a twenty-four month period

    Two-year Volunteers who resign or are administratively separated are not eligible for Coverdell Fellows unless they had already earned eligibility through a previous Peace Corps tour.

    How to apply for the Coverdell Fellowship:

    1. Complete the scholarship essay within the application and indicate your interest in the Coverdell Fellowship
    2. Email your “Description of Service” to
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