GWSB Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Business. We encourage students with varied interests, backgrounds, and concentrations to apply.

Scholarship applications are open each Fall semester and awards are announced in early Spring semester. Descriptions of the scholarships traditionally offered to GWSB students are listed below.

2022-2023 Scholarships Available

The Gene R. Cohen Entrepreneurial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a GWSB undergraduate student pursuing a career in the field of entrepreneurship. Open to any full-time junior or senior within GWSB with U.S. citizenship and a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. If multiple students are selected, the total will be shared among the recipients.

The David S. Cohen Scholarship in Business

This scholarship will be awarded to a GWSB undergraduate student on a merit and need basis.  If multiple students are selected, the total will be shared among the recipients. Open to any full-time undergraduate student within GWSB.

The Polden Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate recipient in GWSB on amerit and need basis. Open to any full-time undergraduate student within GWSB.

Scholarship Application Process

Required materials (PDF only)

  • Personal Statement: Your personal statement should provide a holistic overview of your goals and qualifications. Consider the following questions: how have your personal and co-curricular backgrounds (both in school and outside of school, e.g., internships, jobs) influenced your academic interests and goals? How will your education and experience (both in and out of the classroom or abroad) prepare you for your future career as a business leader? Why should you be selected as a finalist for this scholarship? Students applying for The Gene R. Cohen Entrepreneurial Scholarship should specifically address their interest, involvement, and goals in the area of entrepreneurship.

  • Resume: Maximum 1 page, in GWSB format.

  • Two Recommendation Letters: At least one must be from a GWSB Faculty member; the other can be from a non-GWSB Faculty Member or an internship/job supervisor. 

  • Short Bio: This item may be used in print publications and awards ceremonies. Be sure to include information about your degree, major/concentration, minor, hometown, co-curricular involvement, internships, and future career plans. The short bio should be 300 words or less. Note: if you are selected, a headshot will be required for our annual report.

Application guidelines, process, and timeline

  • Guidelines: Applicants may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible. However, only one of these scholarships may be awarded to an applicant in an academic year. Please indicate on the application form all scholarships for which you are applying. Only one complete set of forms is needed, regardless of the number of scholarships selected.  

  • Process: Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of factors, including academic excellence, financial need, personal objectives and goals, potential, and recommendations. Applications will be evaluated by a committee convened by the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the School of Business.

  • All recommendation letters and any questions about the application process should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Programs at [email protected].

  • Timeline: The deadline for online submission of the application, personal statement, resume, and two recommendation letters is Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET. Scholarship awards will be announced in early Spring 2023.


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