recognizing your talents

Fuqua has a significant array of merit scholarships to award to admitted students with outstanding credentials. We consider all admitted students for merit scholarship awards; there is no separate scholarship application for you to complete. Awards can range from partial to full-tuition, and are applied by the University Bursar to offset your tuition costs.

Selection by the Admissions Scholarship Committee is based on prior academic achievement, demonstrated leadership qualities, impact within your community, your ability to contribute to the Fuqua community, and professional accomplishments.

These scholarships are funded by the generosity of our alumni, other Fuqua community members, foundations, corporations and through partnerships with external organizations.

Selected Scholarships

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Thomas F. Keller Scholars

The most prestigious Fuqua award, the Thomas F. Keller Scholarship, is named in honor of Dr. Thomas Keller, dean of the Fuqua School of Business (1974-95) during a time of significant transformation and growth for the school

Award: Full tuition costs

Funding: Fuqua and the Fuqua Annual Fund

Criteria: Daytime MBA students who demonstrate academic excellence and strong commitment to improving communities through leadership and service

University Scholars

The University Scholars Program fosters interdisciplinary fields of study, service, and extracurricular activities among students who share an excitement for original research, collaborative thinking, and innovative scholarship

Award: One-half to full tuition costs

Funding: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Criteria: Daytime MBA students who demonstrate outstanding innovation with wide interdisciplinary interests and commitments

The Manning Scholarship

The Manning Family Scholarship in Health Care Business Leadership addresses the growing need for business and policy leadership in health care by supporting students of immense potential for health care leadership

Award: Full tuition costs

Funding: The Manning Family Foundation

Criteria: Daytime MBA students who demonstrate a commitment to a health care management and policy career, with strong academic credentials, leadership potential, and the capability of transforming health care 

Forte Foundation Fellowship

Forte Fellowships are prestigious, competitive awards that are recognized within the business school community and beyond. Forte Fellows exhibit exemplary leadership, represent diverse backgrounds, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing women in business.

Award: Partial to full tuition costs

Funding: Fuqua and the Fuqua Annual Fund

Criteria: Daytime MBA, Accelerated MBA, Global Executive MBA, and Weekend Executive MBA students who demonstrate academic excellence and a strong commitment to the advancement of women in business; open to all students regardless of gender

Fuqua Impact Scholars

The Fuqua Impact Scholars program is a selective merit-based scholarship program for students with interest or experience in one of the research disciplines supported by Fuqua’s research centers who desire to have an impact on the Fuqua community as students and alumni

Award: Any amount up to full tuition

Funding: Fuqua

Criteria: Daytime MBA students who demonstrate experience and/or passion in the area of energy, social impact, healthcare, leadership, or entrepreneurship and innovation, and the ability to have an impact on the Fuqua community


Loan Assistance Programs

Loan Assistance is offered to qualified Daytime MBA alumni who are pursuing post-MBA careers in fields such as non-profits, government organizations, certified B-Corporations, or start-ups where the burden of student loans is greater because of more limited earnings potential.

  • Rex and Ellen Adams Loan Assistance Program - funded by the F. M. Kirby Foundation, this program provides financial assistance in the form of loan forgiveness awards to Fuqua Daytime MBA alumni who work full-time for eligible nonprofit and government organizations
  • The Fuqua Entrepreneurship Loan Assistance Program – supporting Fuqua alumni who intend to pursue an entrepreneurial career.