Scholarships for International Students

All students in the GMBA program will be considered for merit-based scholarships. Students with Mexican or Colombian citizenship may also apply to the scholarships below based on their eligibility.



COLFUTURO GW Loan-Scholarship Program

COLFUTURO GW Loan-Scholarship Program


Awarded by GWSB to up to five students per year of Colombian citizenship in the Global MBA program.

Eligibility

Open to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of Colombia
  • Admitted to Global MBA program
  • Accepted as beneficiary of COLFUTURO’s Loan-Scholarship Program

Benefits

  • GW Contribution:
    Minimum valued at $40,000 for the 21-month GMBA program. Students will also be considered for additional merit scholarships based on application review.
  • COLFUTURO Contribution:
    COLFUTURO will provide the remainder of tuition fees plus living allowance and other related costs up to $25,000 USD annually for a maximum financing of two years, or $50,000 USD.
  • Student Contribution:
    Students are responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover costs not included in this Loan-Scholarship agreement.
  • Post-Graduate Benefit:
    This loan converts to a partial scholarship when the student returns to Colombia and resides in the country for a pre-established period. This additional scholarship is given to beneficiaries who work full time in Colombia for the government or an academic or research institution for a minimum of one year.

How to Apply

  • Step 1:
    Candidates must first apply to the Global MBA program.
  • Step 2:
    Admitted candidates will be referred to COLFUTURO to apply for the Loan-Scholarship Program. GW will consider candidates accepted by COLFUTURO for the 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.


Questions?

  • GW MBA Program: 202-994-1212
  • COLFUTURO Loan-Scholarship: 202-994-1212


Carlos Slim Scholarship

Carlos Slim Scholarship


The result of a partnership between the Fundación Carlos Slim and GW, The Carlos Slim Scholarship is an elite leadership development initiative for Mexico’s very best graduate students in the disciplines of engineering, business, and international affairs. 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

Open to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of Mexico.
  • Admitted for fall entry into one of GW’s two-year master’s degree programs in the School of Business, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, or the Elliott School of International Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Receive top ranking in a competitive interview process.

Benefits

  • Scholarship Award:
    Full tuition scholarship plus potential summer internship funding; two additional elective courses covered by scholarship.
  • Career Development & Coaching:
    Full access to graduate career development offices as well as an assigned adviser to guide educational experience.
  • Intense leadership training and team-building activities.
  • Internships & Cultural Immersion:
    Additional hands-on learning via special summer internships, travel opportunities to key U.S. cities, and a variety of culturally enriching programs.

How to Apply

  • Step 1:
    Candidates must first apply to their desired graduate degree program for fall 2015.
  • Step 2:
    If applying to a School of Business master’s program, contact Shelly Heinrich, MBA Admissions Consultant, at shellyh@gwu.edu for application procedures and deadlines.

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.


FIDERH/Banco de Mexico Scholarship

FIDERH/Banco de Mexico Scholarship


Eligibility

Open to students who meet the following requirements:


Benefits

  • GW Contribution:
    Minimum scholarship awards over the duration of the program: For GMAT > 600 = $10,000; for GMAT > 650 = $20,000; and for GMAT > 700 = $70,000. Students will also be considered for additional merit aid based on application review.
  • FIDRH Contribution:
    Loan of up to 200,000 Mexican Pesos per year to cover full or partial costs for tuition, Consulting Abroad Program expenses, living costs, and/or medical insurance.
  • FIDERH Loan Repayment:
    Loan repayment begins one year after graduation; 10-year student loans available; interest discounted if payments are made on time and for students who return to work in Mexico.
  • Student Contribution:
    Students are responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover costs not included in the Loan-Tuition Fee agreement.

How to Apply

  • Step 1:
    Candidates must first apply to the Global MBA program.
  • Step 2:
    Admitted candidates will be referred to FIDERH/Banco de Mexico to apply for the Loan Tuition Fee Support Program. GW will consider candidates accepted by FIDERH/Banco de Mexico for scholarships with the structure described above.

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.


FUNED Fellowship

FUNED Fellowship


Eligibility

Open to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of Mexico.
  • Admitted to Global MBA program.
  • Graduate of a Mexican university with a minimum GPA of 8.0 and a first degree Mexican “Titulo”.

Benefits

  • GW Contribution:
    Scholarship awards over the duration of the program: For GMAT > 600 = $10,000; for GMAT > 650 = $20,000; and for GMAT > 700 = $70,000.
  • FUNED Contribution:
    “Credit-scholarships” covering up to 40 percent (not to exceed $12,000) of the GMBA 21-month program cost (tuition, university fees, and living expenses) will be granted by FUNED. The amount provided will be based on FUNED’s evaluation of a student’s financial needs, repayment capability, and a personal interview.
  • Credit-Scholarship Repayment:
    FUNED “credit-scholarships,” plus interest at the rate of 3.75 percent in USD, or 2 percent over Mexico’s inflation rate, per annum on unpaid balances, must be repaid in a maximum of 78 months from graduation. Students have a six-month grace period after completing their studies to begin paying their debt. More information.
  • Additional Awards:
    The National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT) may grant 300 FUNED-supported students a monthly stipend of $1,000 USD, medical insurance for the full length of their graduate study, as well as up to $5,000 USD per year for tuition. More information.

How to Apply

  • Step 1:
    Candidates must first apply to the Global MBA program and indicate they are applying for the FUNED Fellowship in the optional essay section.
  • Step 2:
    Admitted candidates will be considered for a GW FUNED Fellowship with the structure as specified above. Candidates awarded a fellowship will then be referred to FUNED to apply for its “credit-scholarships.”

    • For candidates accepted to FUNED, the GW fellowship will be designated as a FUNED Fellowship.
    • For candidates not accepted to FUNED, fellowship funds will be awarded from the GW’s pool of scholarship funds.

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.



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