Chazen Institute Scholarship Fund

The Chazen Institute Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of Jerome A. Chazen '50, benefactor of the Chazen Institute, Founder and Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, and co-founder of Liz Claiborne, Inc.

The Scholarship Fund provides $200,000 per year (approximately $20,000 per student) in need-based partial-tuition to five qualified incoming international MBA students and five rising second year international MBA students. Scholarships are generally renewed for the second year of study pending good academic standing.


There is no separate application for this scholarship. Eligibility is determined by Columbia Business School’s Office of Financial Aid. Applicants will be notified by the Financial Aid Office if a scholarship is granted.

To assess a student's eligibility for need-based aid, the School takes into consideration all possible resources (including cash, savings, investments, money market, IRA and retirement accounts, CDs, trust funds, real estate equity, GI and Social Security benefits, income of student and spouse, other familial resources, income tax refunds, sponsorships from companies, as well as prior educational debt levels). The School also takes into account merit-based awards made possible by the Admissions office. Additional information may be requested to best assess a candidate's ability to pay and late applications are subject to a different process.


Chazen Scholarship recipients are highly encouraged to participate in Chazen Institute activities, which may include global experiential travel programs (Global Immersion Program courses, Global Study Tours, global block week courses, student exchange, and language training). Recipients will also receive invitations to attend Chazen organized public lectures, symposia, and conferences, in addition to exclusive functions with senior Columbia Business School alumni and global business leaders.

For additional questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid Monday through Friday from 9:00AM-5:00 PM. The office can be reached at [email protected] or 212.854.4057.