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Fellowships & Scholarships
Awarded to full-time MBA students, merit-based fellowships and need-based scholarships range from partial to full tuition. All full-time applicants (both domestic and international) will be considered. Please use the tabs below to explore the varying types of aid available.
A fellowship committee within the Admissions office makes all fellowship decisions and the awards are competitive and highly selective. Your GMAT, undergraduate GPA, work experience, future goals, etc. are all taken into account by the committee. If you are not awarded a fellowship as an incoming student, all full-time MBA students will have an opportunity to be considered for a fellowship in their second year. Please review the Second Year Fellows tab for additional information.
Columbia Business School offers the following fellowships in partnership with external organizations:
Forté Foundation Scholarship:
The Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, top business schools, and influential non-profit organizations, offers scholarship opportunities to women who are pursuing an MBA at participating business schools. Exceptional female candidates who have been admitted to a participating school will be nominated for consideration for the Forté Foundation Scholarship by the school's Director of Admissions. No other application information is needed for the scholarship.
The Robert A. Toigo Foundation supports a comprehensive fellowship program for under-represented groups pursuing careers in finance. Students who have been accepted to MBA programs among leading business schools are eligible to apply before starting their program in the fall.
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