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Scholarships and Grants

Want to get an MBA, but concerned about the expense of continuing your education? We might be able to help out. The California State University, Chico MBA is already a great value, but these scholarships and grants make our MBA an extraordinary value.

The Graduate Business Grant

Grad Business Grant

The Graduate Business Grant assists needy students to meet the cost of the Graduate Professional Fee assessed by California State University professional business graduate programs. This grant is not administered by the College of Business. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office, 530-898-6451, or finaid@csuchico.edu.

MBA Academic Excellence Scholarships

MBA Academic Excellence Scholarships

We feel it is important to reward academic excellence and achievement.  If you have a strong undergraduate GPA (e.g. 3.5 or higher) and have done well on the GMAT or GRE you may be eligible to receive one of the MBA Academic Excellence Scholarships.  Evidence of a strong academic track record will be considered strongly.

MBA North State Initiative Scholarship

MBA North State Initiative Scholarship

The University places a high priority on servicing students in our Northern California service area, which includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties. This scholarship is designed to reward and support outstanding students who can show that they are residents of one of these counties. Evidence of long-standing record or residence, employment or community engagement in the service area counties will be considered strongly. Particular emphasis is for applicants who went to high school in the service area. A strong academic record (GPA and GMAT or GRE scores) and leadership potential will also be an important characteristic. This scholarship requires a minimum 3.3 undergraduate GPA.

MBA Building Bridges Scholarship

We feel it is important to develop a broad and diverse student population in our MBA program. This scholarship is designed to financially support underrepresented groups and encourage underrepresented students to apply to our MBA program. A strong academic record (GPA and GMAT or GRE scores) will also be considered strongly.

Application Process & Scholarship Details

If you believe that you qualify for any of these three MBA Scholarships, we encourage you to write a 1-2 page justification clearly describing why you make an outstanding candidate for one of the scholarship awards. Submit this justification statement to mba@csuchico.edu with your supplemental application materials when you apply for admission to the MBA program. Students receiving a scholarship award must maintain a 3.3 GPA in the program to remain eligible. In addition, full time enrollment is also a condition of the award. Each semester, GPA (from the previous semester) and number of units enrolled (for the current semester) will be verified before scholarship funds are released.

There are two types of scholarships awarded. Some are $8,000 awards spread over four semesters ($2,000 per semester) and others are $4,000 awards spread over four semesters ($1,000 per semester). The number of each type of scholarship award is determined based on the applicant pool each semester. The awards are to be applied as a credit towards tuition. Scholarship is also a condition of the award.

Students who receive a scholarship award and elect to enroll in part time student status (6 units or less) can request to have their scholarship award amount reduced by 50% but extended through more semesters (the same total scholarship amount will be awarded to an individual student). All scholarship awards are subject to available funding.