Scholarships for Asians


Hi! My name is Angelo and I am from the Philippines. I have always wanted to study MBA in the US. Unfortunately, I don't have the means to fund myself through the program. Would anyone know which among the ff b-schools - Fordham, NYU, Columbia, UCLA, USC, LMU, Pepperdine and Mount St Mary's could potentially offer full scholarships or substantial financial aid to citizens of developing Asian countries? I've gone through their websites but some dont explicitly indicate such scholarships. I also come from a Jesuit run institution (just like Fordham and LMU). Thank you! :)

Hi! My name is Angelo and I am from the Philippines. I have always wanted to study MBA in the US. Unfortunately, I don't have the means to fund myself through the program. Would anyone know which among the ff b-schools - Fordham, NYU, Columbia, UCLA, USC, LMU, Pepperdine and Mount St Mary's could potentially offer full scholarships or substantial financial aid to citizens of developing Asian countries? I've gone through their websites but some dont explicitly indicate such scholarships. I also come from a Jesuit run institution (just like Fordham and LMU). Thank you! :)
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Duncan

I imagine that all of those schools will offer full scholarships to highly able candidates, regardless of their country of origin.

I imagine that all of those schools will offer full scholarships to highly able candidates, regardless of their country of origin.
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Thanks for this. But the scholarships in the websites only pertain to certain individuals with specific backgrounds. Why is this so? Thanks again.

Thanks for this. But the scholarships in the websites only pertain to certain individuals with specific backgrounds. Why is this so? Thanks again.
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Duncan

No, that's not the case. Take a look, for example, at http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/financial-aid/scholarships/index.htm which lists six forms of merit-based scholarships, only one of which (fior veterans) is limited.

No, that's not the case. Take a look, for example, at http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/financial-aid/scholarships/index.htm which lists six forms of merit-based scholarships, only one of which (fior veterans) is limited.
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I see. Thanks for this!

I see. Thanks for this!
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ezra

To clarify Duncan's response a bit further: merit-based scholarships are distinct from other fellowships in that the requirements are usually limited to your previous academic and work experience. Other fellowships are limited by many different factors, including where you're from, your gender, and what you're studying. (Fordham offers the "The Hitachi Minority Scholarship," for minority students, for example.) Beyond that there are huge numbers of external scholarships that cater to students' individual criteria (check out Fastweb to start looking for these.)

One thing to keep in mind: The majority of the time, these scholarships and fellowships will not cover even a majority of tuition costs at these schools. The mean amount of fellowships given to Columbia students is around $10k (tuition is over $50k per year); at UCLA students there get on average about $15k in scholarships to cover what they can out of around $57k a year tuition for nonresidents.

What this means is that you'll need an amazing profile in order to cover a substantial amount of the costs.

No, that's not the case. Take a look, for example, at http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/financial-aid/scholarships/index.htm which lists six forms of merit-based scholarships, only one of which (fior veterans) is limited.

To clarify Duncan's response a bit further: merit-based scholarships are distinct from other fellowships in that the requirements are usually limited to your previous academic and work experience. Other fellowships are limited by many different factors, including where you're from, your gender, and what you're studying. (Fordham offers the "The Hitachi Minority Scholarship," for minority students, for example.) Beyond that there are huge numbers of external scholarships that cater to students' individual criteria (check out Fastweb to start looking for these.)

One thing to keep in mind: The majority of the time, these scholarships and fellowships will not cover even a majority of tuition costs at these schools. The mean amount of fellowships given to Columbia students is around $10k (tuition is over $50k per year); at UCLA students there get on average about $15k in scholarships to cover what they can out of around $57k a year tuition for nonresidents.

What this means is that you'll need an amazing profile in order to cover a substantial amount of the costs.

<blockquote>No, that's not the case. Take a look, for example, at http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/financial-aid/scholarships/index.htm which lists six forms of merit-based scholarships, only one of which (fior veterans) is limited.</blockquote>
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Wow this is great help ezra! Many thanks. Are there other official, trust-worthy websites (like fastweb) which I can look into for possible scholarships? Thank you.

Wow this is great help ezra! Many thanks. Are there other official, trust-worthy websites (like fastweb) which I can look into for possible scholarships? Thank you.
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ezra

Fastweb is probably the best - as most of the other scholarship directories are aimed at undergraduates. You might have some luck with ScholarshipExperts. Probably the best thing you could do is to reach out to the schools you are interested in to see what kind of funding options they may have for you.

Fastweb is probably the best - as most of the other scholarship directories are aimed at undergraduates. You might have some luck with ScholarshipExperts. Probably the best thing you could do is to reach out to the schools you are interested in to see what kind of funding options they may have for you.
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I will do that. Thank you!

I will do that. Thank you!
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