Announcing Two New Academic Awards

MBA Award Announcement

The MBA Program Office, Academic Affairs and Office of Financial Aid announce the creation of two new fellowship programs available immediately to current students in the MBA Program. These opportunities have been designed to recognize academic excellence, both inside and outside of the classroom, and provide financial support to students across the MBA Program. Reminder: The deadline for financial aid applications is January 31.

Director’s List Fellowship

MBA Award Announcement icon (1)To be eligible for the Director’s List Fellowship, a grant of $5,000, a student must rank in the top 10% of their class based on their GPA for the semester. In addition, the Director’s List Fellowship recipient must exemplify the academic spirit of Wharton as determined by the Vice Dean of the MBA Program with inputs from the faculty and Graduate Division directors.

The application requires an essay outlining the student’s contribution to learning, both inside and outside of the classroom in pursuit of academic excellence. Students can apply for the Director’s List Fellowship each semester after the Director’s list is published. A recipient is selected for the first, second, and third semester of each class.

How to Apply: Visit the Director’s List Fellowship Application to submit your essay online.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017

Academic Excellence Fellowship

MBA Award Announcement icon (1)The student (or students, in the case of tie) who achieves the highest academic performance during their second and third semester of the MBA program is award the Academic Excellence Fellowship, a grant of $10,000. Academic performance for the Academic Excellence Fellowship is measured by the cumulative GPA during those two terms, not counting summer courses. It requires that the student take at least 9 credit units during their second and third semester, not counting summer courses. The recipient of the Ford Fellowship at the end of the first-year of the program is not eligible.

Apply for Financial Aid Fellowships for Second Year Students

These fellowships have been established to provide additional financial support to Wharton MBA students in their second year of the MBA Program.  The fellowship support will be determined by the Wharton Fellowship Committee based on the information provided in this application and a review of existing loan balances, prior fellowships, and other support received.  All second year students are encouraged to apply for funding, but not all applicants will receive fellowship support.

How to Apply: Visit the WG’17 Financial Aid Application to review additional information and submit your application online

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017