Scholarships and Other Fellowships

Columbia Business School alumni and friends of the center and school are generous supporters of fellowships and scholarships. A variety of awards are available for entering and continuing students. In addition to financial support, awardees become members of Columbia Business School’s vibrant community of social enterprise scholars and fellows.

There is no separate application for the scholarships described below. Your eligibility is determined by the financial aid office. Applicants will be notified of an award, should it become available.

Benjamin ’05 and Beth Hesse Endowed Scholarship Fund in Social Enterprise Management
Established in 2017, the Benjamin ’05 and Beth Hesse Endowed Scholarship in Social Enterprise Management is given to outstanding students with an interest in management positions in the public or nonprofit sectors, or in social ventures.

Frances Alexander Scholarship
Awarded to exceptional and deserving students, the Frances Alexander Scholarship gives preference to those interested in social enterprise endeavors, such as international development, nonprofit management, and socially responsible investing.

Gilbert Butler ’62 Fellowship
The need-based Gilbert Butler ’62 Fellowship supports outstanding students, with a preference given to those who have a background in environmental conservation, the arts, or nonprofits.

Hughes and Smith Family Scholarship
The Hughes and Smith Family Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate academic ability and financial need. Preference is given to students of non-traditional professional backgrounds, such as nonprofits, the arts, education, or media.

Rachel Jacobs ’02 Memorial Scholarship
Created in honor of Rachel Jacobs ’02, an inspiring leader, accomplished social entrepreneur, and dedicated philanthropist, the Rachel Jacobs ’02 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate financial need.

The Benjamin Botwinick Scholarship
Established in 1989, the Benjamin Botwinick Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving Columbia Business School students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to ethics.