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Scholarships for our part-time MBA program

At Willamette, we believe in making education affordable. Learn more about available scholarship opportunities for our MBA for Professionals program in Portland and Salem, Oregon.

Our part-time MBA scholarships

Graduate school should be accessible. That's why Willamette University offers scholarship opportunities for our MBA for Professionals program. We automatically consider all admitted students for scholarship awards; no separate scholarship application is necessary. Learn more about scholarships available to Willamette's MBA for Professional students.

  • Early-Action Scholarship

    The Early-Action Scholarship provides a $10,000 scholarship for each MBA-P applicant who applies and is admitted by the early application deadline. Be sure to plan ahead and apply early to take advantage of this scholarship opportunity. In addition, you will receive consideration for other merit-based scholarship awards.

    We want to reward those who are interested in joining the Willamette University community. Simply complete your application early to qualify for this scholarship!

  • Dean's Achievement Scholarship
    The Dean's Achievement Scholarship is for admitted applicants who demonstrate excellent academic credentials. This scholarship is available for six consecutive semesters, starting from the first semester.

    To qualify, students must earn a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5. They also must have a minimum GMAT score of 580 or GRE score at the 50th percentile. We base the GRE score percentile on the average of the verbal and quantitative scores.
  • Dean's Opportunity Award
    The Dean's Opportunity Award is given to qualified admitted applicants based on the overall strength of their application. Factors could include work experience, the personal statement, GPA, and the admissions interview.

    Willamette is eager to recognize and award applicants who stand out during the admissions process.
  • Leadership Award
    The Leadership Award is provided to qualified applicants who have a strong leadership background. Leadership can be demonstrated through civic, community, professional, or non-academic involvement. Include your leadership experience on your resume and personal statement, and highlight it in your interview to be considered for this award.
  • Entrepreneurship Award
    The Entrepreneurship Award is given to qualified applicants who are passionate about starting new ventures or leading small businesses. Show your experience and interest in starting and /or leading organizations on your resume and personal statement, and highlight it in your interview to be considered for this award.
  • Alumni Discount
    The Alumni Discount is available to admitted applicants who earned a graduate or undergraduate degree from Willamette University. This tuition discount is available throughout the program.

    Eligible alumni who apply and provide Willamette transcripts as part of the admission process will automatically receive the discount.
  • George and Colleen Hoyt Not-for-Profit Scholarship
    The George and Colleen Hoyt Not-for-Profit Scholarship is for students committed to managing not-for-profit organizations. The Hoyt scholarship is awarded to qualified students enrolled in the MBA-P program who have non-profit experience. Students will also need to exhibit a commitment to serving not-for-profit organizations.

    The Hoyt scholarship requires a separate application. Applications are available in August and awarded for the September term. We encourage currently enrolled, admitted, and prospective students to apply.
  • Preferred Partnership program
    Willamette also offers a Preferred Partnership program with some of the biggest companies in Oregon. This provides qualified applicants with a tuition discount of $20,000. We amortize this amount over six consecutive semesters.

    Review our full list of partnerships to see if your company offers a tuition discount option. Consult your HR department about any educational tuition reimbursement you may be eligible to receive.

    Interested in becoming a preferred partner? Get in touch with the MBA-P team to learn about the program.
  • Other financial awards and details

    Contact our Admissions team for more details on scholarships available to members of Leadership groups like:

    • Leadership Portland Award
    • Leadership Salem Award 
    • Leadership Clark County Award
    • Company and Organization Partnerships 

    Willamette employees are not eligible for participation in the Dean's Achievement Scholarship program. Additionally, MBA-P students who participate in tuition discount programs or receive other WU scholarship funds may face limitations on the number of scholarships or discounts they are eligible to accrue. This includes those provided in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon scholarship program for veterans.

    If you have questions about scholarships or financial aid please email us or call us at 971-717-7260.

Application Timeline

  • The Portland MBA-P program begins in January and August
  • The Salem MBA-P program begins in August

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We're here to assist you through every stage of the application process. Contact us today to connect with us and learn more about the program.

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Additional financing information

Students can apply for additional financial aid. Willamette offers a step-by-step guide on how to apply for student loans.

It's important to note that tuition includes catered dinners served during courses, textbooks, case studies, and all required course materials. Students who graduate from the MBA-P program also have access to MBA for Life, a program that provides free business courses to graduates.

MBA for Professional students will not experience an increase in their tuition for six consecutive semesters. There are no additional students or university fees.

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part-time MBA students at Willamette University

choose Willamette's part-time MBA

In addition to part-time MBA scholarships for our MBA-P students, Willamette's MBA program offers several benefits for those pursuing our MBA degree.

  • Faculty. Our faculty members are excellent teachers who actively contribute to the business world. Willamette students benefit from direct access to their professors. Classrooms are small, allowing for deeper discussions and better learning opportunities.
  • Flexibility. Our MBA-P program is designed for students who are fully employed with a busy schedule. We offer a 24-month program that meets twice a week during the evening. Enjoy a catered dinner and earn your MBA degree after work hours.
  • Career Services. We're eager to help students meet their career goals. We have strong connections with companies and alumni. Prepare for interviews, join career fairs, and benefit from a strong career services team.
  • Location. Willamette has campuses in Portland and Salem. Build connections with impactful companies nearby and expand your network.
  • Quality. We're accredited by AACSB International, the hallmark of quality education. We provide a strong return on investment. Our students build successful careers with companies like adidas, KEEN Footwear, Nike, Wieden + Kennedy, and ZoomInfo.

A Willamette degree will help you stand out from other applicants. Advance your career and build your network through Willamette's evening part-time MBA program. Join our next cohort and utilize our scholarships to help you invest in your future.

Willamette University

MBA for Professionals

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.