Partnerships

The George Washington University is proud to partner with the following organizations to help fund our students’ educations. Please see individual awards for instructions on eligibility and application requirements.

Domestic Global MBA Students

International Global MBA Partnerships

Domestic Global MBA Partnerships

Americorps Segal Education Award Partnership

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have completed a term of service with one of the following approved AmeriCorps programs in accordance with your member contract:
    • AmeriCorps State and National Program
    • AmeriCorps VISTA Program
    • AmeriCorps NCCC Program
  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
Benefits
  • The GW School of Business will match AmeriCorps Education awards.
  • A matching award represents the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit aid based on the academic strength of the application.
  • Application fee waiver.
How to Apply
  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application an official document from Americorps that confirms the education award amount you will be receiving from Americorps. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • In order to receive the application fee waiver, please select “Pay by Check” when you get to the section of the application that requires you to pay the application fee, but do not send us a check. We will then verify your application fee waiver using the documentation you provided.

Please see the Americorps website for additional information.

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City Year – Give a Year Partnership

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a City Year corps member, a City Year alumnus who has completed one year of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years.
  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
Benefits
  • Up to three (3) recipients each year will receive a $25,000 tuition scholarship toward the Global MBA programs cost. This scholarship dollar amount is not renewable for the second year, but will be dispersed throughout the duration of the program at a set rate to be determined in the scholarship award letter.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit aid based on the academic strength of the application.
  • One-year deferral is available for students who are admitted to the program and decide to serve with City Year before starting their Global MBA.
  • Application fee waiver
How to Apply
  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application an official document from City Year that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • In order to receive the application fee waiver, please select “Pay by Check” when you get to the section of the application that requires you to pay the application fee, but do not send us a check. We will then verify your application fee waiver using the documentation you provided.
  • Please see City Year website for additional information.

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Education Pioneers Scholarship

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be an Education Pioneers Analyst, Analyst Alumnus who has completed the 10-month program, or staff member employed for at least two years.
  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
Benefits
  • Up to three (3) recipients each year will receive a $25,000 tuition scholarship toward the Global MBA programs cost. This scholarship dollar amount is not renewable for the second year, but will be dispersed throughout the duration of the program at a set rate to be determined in the scholarship award letter.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit aid based on the academic strength of the application.
  • One-year deferral is available for students who are admitted to the program and decide to serve with Education Pioneers’ 10-month Analyst Program before starting their Global MBA.
  • Application fee waiver
How to Apply
  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application an official document from Education Pioneers that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • Please contact Tricia Williamson, Associate Director, Recruiting & Admissions at Education Pioneers with any questions on Tricia.williamson@educationpioneers.org

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National Black MBA Association – DC Chapter Scholarship

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
  • You must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students of diverse heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the diverse National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) community.
  • You are encouraged to be involved in the DC Chapter of NBMBAA.
Benefits 
  • The amount of the award will cover partial to full tuition as determined by the Graduate Admissions committee. The awards are merit based and range up to full tuition.
How to Apply
  • Please refer to the NBMBAA website for instructions to complete the scholarship application. If the scholarship application is not open at the time you submit your MBA application, please indicate in the third optional essay that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • The University reserves the right to solely determine admission criteria for its programs. The University will be solely responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria for evaluating candidates and awarding the scholarship. Those receiving the award will have a strong applicant profile.
  • If you have already submitted your Global MBA application, you may still submit the scholarship application and your award will be considered on a rolling basis.

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National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
  • You must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Benefits 
  • The amount of the award will cover partial to full tuition as determined by GWSB Graduate Admissions. The awards are merit-based and given in various amounts.
How to Apply
  • Please refer to the NSHMBA website for more information about the scholarship. Please indicate in the third optional essay that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • If you have already submitted your Global MBA application, you may still submit the scholarship application and your award will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • The University reserves the right to solely determine admission criteria for its programs. The University will be responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria for evaluating candidates and awarding the scholarship. Those receiving the award will have a strong applicant profile.

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Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who has satisfactorily completed two years of his or her Peace Corps service by the Peace Corp guidelines of service. Volunteers may choose to participate immediately following their Peace Corps service, or any time thereafter.
  • You must be applying to the Global MBA program.
Benefits
  • The GWSB will provide a total of $30,000 in tuition over two years for three (3) Coverdell Fellow admitted candidates. This is the minimum that a candidate will receive. He or she will be considered for additional merit aid based upon their qualifications.
  • Coverdell Fellows will receive an application fee waiver.
  • Coverdell Fellows will work with the F. David Fowler Career Center to strategically search for and identify internship organizations to fulfill the requirement to intern with an underserved American community. In addition to internships, fellows can fulfill this requirement with involvement in co-curricular opportunities or volunteer experiences.
How to Apply
  • Please indicate in the third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program.
  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application a signed copy of your Description of Service (DOS) from the PeaceCorps that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • In order to receive the application fee waiver, please select “Pay by Check” when you get to the section of the application that requires you to pay the application fee, but do not send us a check. We will then verify your application fee waiver using the documentation you provided.

If you have questions about the GW Coverdell Fellows Program, please visit the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows website.

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Teach for America Fellowship

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA
  • You must be a Teach for America (TFA) corps member or alumnus. 
Benefits
  • The amount of the award will cover partial to full tuition as determined by GWSB Graduate Admissions. Fellowships are merit-based and awarded in various amounts.
  • Application fee waiver.
  • Two-Year Deferrals- College seniors who are interested in participating in both the GW MBA and TFA programs should apply separately to both. If admitted to both, you would receive a two-year deferment to participate in Teach for America before starting your Global MBA.
How to Apply
  • Please indicate in the third optional essay that you are applying for the Teach for America Fellowship.
  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application an official document from TFA that confirms your eligibility. This documentation should be on official letterhead and signed by your previous TFA sponsor or a current TFA alumni coordinator.
  • All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • If you have questions about the TFA Fellowship program, please visit the Teach for America website: http://www.teachforamerica.org/why-teach-for-america/compensation-and-benefits/graduate-school-and-employer-partnerships

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International Global MBA Partnerships

COLFUTURO GW Loan-Scholarship Program

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold Colombian citizenship.
  • Be admitted to the Global MBA Program.
  • Be accepted as a beneficiary of the Loan-Scholarship Program of COLFUTURO.
Benefits
  • GW will provide a scholarship for up to five (5) Colombian candidates per year selected to pursue the Global MBA Program. The scholarship will be valued at $40,000 total for the 21-month program. This is the minimum amount of scholarship that a student will receive. Students will also be considered for additional merit scholarships based on a holistic application review.
  • COLFUTURO will provide the remainder of the tuition fees, living allowance and other related costs up to $25,000 USD annually for a maximum financing of two years, or $50,000 USD.
  • Students are responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover other costs not included in this Loan-Scholarship agreement related to their program of study.
  • This loan turns into a partial scholarship when the student returns to Colombia and resides in the country for a pre-established period. An additional scholarship is given to beneficiaries who work full-time in Colombia for the government or an academic or research institution for a minimum period of one year.
How to Apply
  • Please indicate in your third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
  • The candidate will first apply to the GW Global MBA and will be considered for admission. If the candidate is admitted, he or she will be referred to COLFUTURO to apply for the Loan-Scholarship Program.
  • If accepted by COLFUTURO, GW will consider candidates for the COLFUTURO scholarship.
  • All admission and scholarship decisions are made by GW and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for the scholarship.

For more information, visit the COLFUTURO website. You may also direct specific questions to Diana Patino at diana.patino@colfuturo.org.

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Carlos Slim Scholarship

Overview

This scholarship is the result of a partnership between the Fundación Carlos Slim and GW. The Carlos Slim Scholarship creates an elite leadership development initiative for Mexico’s very best graduate students in the disciplines of engineering, business, and international affairs. Mr. Carlos Slim is an international business leader committed to improving the human condition by alleviating poverty, improving healthcare, and investing in Mexico’s young scholars.

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Admitted to the Global MBA program.
  • Citizen of Mexico
  • Graduate of a Mexican university
Strong candidates will have:
  • An excellent academic record, as evidenced by undergraduate GPA and performance on relevant entrance exams
  • Demonstrated career or undergraduate leadership experience
  • Top ranking in a competitive interview process, depending upon the procedures of the selected school or program
Benefits
  • Full tuition scholarship plus potential summer internship funding
  • An assigned advisor to guide educational experience
  • Full access to graduate career development offices
  • Intense leadership training and team-building activities
  • Additional hands-on learning will be provided via special summer internships, travel opportunities to key US cities, and a variety of culturally enriching programs.
How to Apply
  • Please indicate in your third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.

Identifying yourself as a Telmex Scholar applicant to the GW Carlos Slim Scholar Program:
  • The online application for graduate admission is available at admissions.gwu.edu. Before submitting the online application, you will be prompted to answer the following question:
    • Are you a Carlos Slim Family Foundation Telmex Scholar?
    • Please be sure to answer “Yes” to this question so that your application can be processed appropriately.
Important deadlines and dates for GW Carlos Slim Scholarship applicants for fall 2015 enrollment:*
  • Deadline to submit an application and all supporting documents:   January 15, 2015
  • Latest date for notification of admissions decisions:   April 15, 2015
  • Announcement of Carlos Slim Scholar awards: May 1, 2015
  • Commitment deadline to accept offers of admission and Carlos Slim Scholar award: May 15, 2015

*It is important to note that these deadlines and dates are specifically designated for applicants to the Carlos Slim Scholars Program only and may vary from the deadlines listed for all other applicants in the program information found online and in print materials regarding general admissions for the Elliott School, School of Business, or School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Application fees and Commitment Deposits:**
  • Application fees and commitment deposits are waived for Telmex Scholar applicants to the Carlos Slim Scholars Program. When completing the GW admissions application to one of the designated Slim Scholar schools, Telmex Scholar applicants should select “Check “rather than “Credit Card” as their payment method. Through a special designation we have created, this step will allow them to submit the application without paying the fee.
  • Telmex applicants who are granted admission to their desired degree program and subsequently named as a Carlos Slim Scholar must comply by the May 1, 2015, commitment date to hold their place in the school and secure their status as a Carlos Slim Scholar.

**All other regular applicants (non-Telmex Scholar) seeking admission to the programs listed below and to the Carlos Slim Scholars Program at the George Washington University must submit the application fee and any required commitment deposit if admitted. The commitment deposit only will be reimbursed to any regular (non-Telmex Scholar) applicant who is subsequently named as a Carlos Slim Scholar for 2015 enrollment.

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FIDERH/Banco de Mexico Scholarship

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold Mexican citizenship.
  • Be admitted to the Global MBA Program.
  • Be accepted as a beneficiary of the Loan-Tuition Fee Support Program from Banco de Mexico FIDERH/. See website for more details.
Benefits
  • GWSB will provide a scholarship as specified below for up to five (5) eligible candidates per year selected to pursue the Global MBA Program.
    • GMAT > 600 =$10,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 650 =$20,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 700 = $70,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program

This is the minimum amount of scholarship that a student will receive. Students will also be considered for additional merit aid based on a holistic application review.

  • FIDERH financing system consists of a Loan of up to 200,000 Mexican Pesos (each year) to cover the full or partial costs of their tuition fees, Consulting Abroad Program, living costs or medical insurance.
  • The students are responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover other costs not included in this Loan-Tuition Fee agreement related to their program of study.
  • Students start repaying the loan one year after graduation; 10-year student loans available; discount in interest payments if the loan is paid on time and students return to work in Mexico.

How to Apply

  • Please indicate in your third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
  • The candidate will first apply to the Global MBA Program at George Washington University and will be reviewed to determine eligibility for admission. If the candidate is admitted, he or she will be referred to FIDERH/Banco de Mexico to apply for the Loan-Tuition Fee Support Program.
  • If accepted by FIDERH/Banco de Mexico, GW will then consider the candidate for the FIDERH/Banco de Mexico scholarship as described above.

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FUNED Fellowship

Eligibility

To receive this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold Mexican citizenship.
  • Achieved a GPA of 8.0 minimum in your first degree program and hold a first degree Mexican “Titulo.”
  • Meet the English language requirements for entry to the GW MBA Program.
  • Be pursuing the full-time Global MBA Program
Benefits
  • The George Washington University will award a tuition scholarship as specified below for up to five candidates per year selected to pursue the Global MBA Program under the George Washington University-FUNED Fellowship.
    • GMAT > 600 =$10,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 650 =$20,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 700 = $70,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
  • FUNED will provide loans covering part of the total cost of the degree program (university fees and living expenses included) up to 40 percent, not to exceed $12,000 for the 2-year Global MBA program. The amount provided each prospective student will be based on the results of FUNED’s financial needs evaluation of the student, his or her repayment capability, and a personal interview.
  • The loan, plus interest at the rate of 3.75% in dollars or, 2% over Mexico’s inflation, per annum on unpaid balances, must be repaid in a maximum of 78 months from graduation. Students have a 6 month grace period after completing their studies before they must begin to repay the loan.
  • Additionally, the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT), may grant 300 scholarships for students FUNED supports for a monthly stipend of $1,000 USD, medical insurance for the full length of their masters degrees as well as up to $5,000 USD for tuition fees per year of study.
How to Apply
      • The candidate will first apply to the George Washington University and will be reviewed to determine eligibility for admission. If the candidate is admitted, he or she will also be considered for a GW FUNED Fellowship with the structure as specified above. If awarded a fellowship, he or she will then be referred to FUNED to apply for the loan. If he or she is accepted to FUNED, the GW fellowship will be designated as a FUNED Fellowship. Please indicate in the optional essay section that you are applying for the FUNED Fellowship.
      • Please see the FUNED website for additional information.
      • All admission and scholarship decisions are made by GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.

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