|Full-Time Formats: Scholarships
School Merit-Based Scholarship Program
The Atkinson School provides merit-based scholarship assistance to qualifed
All applicants admitted to
a full-time format of the Willamette MBA program are automatically
considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on the basis
or GRE scores,
undergraduate cumulative grade point average and experience (the TOEFL score
is also considered for international applicants). Applicants interested in maximum
consideration for scholarship assistance are urged to complete the application
process as soon as possible.
Scholarships range from $3,000 to full-tuition.
A portion of each scholarship comes from our Alumni Legacy Fund, a fund comprised
of donations from alumni who received scholarship assistance as an MBA student.
Their contributions continue the school’s tradition of investing in
Approximately 50 percent of students receive scholarship assistance. Scholarship
recipients are notified of their scholarship award in their letter of admission.
All scholarships require full-time enrollment in the Atkinson School. Fifty
percent of the scholarship award for the academic year is dispersed for fall semester
(August) and 50% is dispersed for spring semester (January). Scholarship awards
are not available for summer semester.
Atkinson School scholarships
and named scholarships awarded to MBA students (Early Career, Career Change, BA/MBA) for the first year of MBA study are
dollar amount for the second year of full-time MBA study if the student completes all of the followng:
- maintains a minimum
Atkinson School cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (B+);
- passes IKEW during spring semester of the first year
fulltime enrollment in the Atkinson School, and
- maintains good standing within the academic
policies and expectations of conduct of the Atkinson School and Willamette University.
Additional scholarship opportunities
for second year students include a selection of competitive scholarships that
recognize characteristics such as entrepreneurship, academic achievement, leadership,
service, and initiative. Students apply for these scholarships
during the spring semester of the first year of study.
Students who pursue
the MBA/JD joint program should know that the College of Law and the MBA program
award scholarships separately. A scholarship given by one program does not apply
while a student is studying at the other program. MBA/JD students who receive
scholarship assistance from the MBA program will receive the scholarship only
for the first academic year in which they are enrolled full-time in the MBA program.
Endowed and Other Scholarship Programs
Students also benefit from the school's endowed and annual scholarship
programs. Consideration for endowed and annual scholarships is generally automatic
as part of the admission evaluation process and does not require a separate
form unless noted.
- Allis/Gray Scholarship:
awarded to one or more new
full-time students who demonstrate excellence
in academic performance, leadership and business potential.
Broadhead Walker Scholarship: awarded to a
2nd-year female student
with great management and leadership potential.
- Gardner Knapp
Scholarship: awarded to a 2nd-year
full-time student who exemplifies
the characteristics of an entrepreneur. Application required.
Family Scholarship: awarded to a student who graduated from high school
in Jackson, Josephine, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Klamath, or Lakeview counties in
- Governor Robert W. Straub Public Service
Scholarship: awarded to a returning full-time or part-time student who
exemplifies dedication to public service. Application required.
Achievement Scholarship: for 2nd year full-time MBA students who excelled
in academics, leadership and service to the school during their first year of
MBA study. This scholarship is reserved for students who did not receive scholarship
assistance for their first year of study. Application required.
Henderson-Rubio Scholarship: awarded to a minority student from the greater
Los Angeles area.
- O'Neill Pine Company Scholarship:for
a 2nd year student who is outstanding in finance and committed to the activities
of the O'Neill Student Investment Fund. Application required.
Hammer Scholarship:awarded to a full-time student who has excellent academic
and managerial potential.
- Stephen H. Archer Scholarship:
awarded to a full-time student who has an excellent background in economics.
and Mary Garner Esary Scholarship: awarded to a full-time or part-time
student who has a combination of merit and financial need.
Corps Returnee Scholarship: awarded to a 1st year full-time student
who has returned from the Peace Corps. Application required.
Databases on the Internet
Student Guide to Financial Aid provides access several free scholarship search
databases including FastWEB - the Internet's
largest scholarship search database.
Essential information for international
students is available at Education
USA, EduPass and International
Education Financial Aid.
Students from Oregon may be interested in
the website of the Oregon Student Assistance
Commission. The web site of Willamette
University's Office of Financial Aid also has scholarship information and
links to various organizations offering scholarships to graduate students.