Fellowships and Assistantships

These opportunities are both labor intensive and highly competitive. Students pursuing a full-time course load may receive priority consideration. It is highly encouraged that students submit their graduate program application by March 1 in order to receive full consideration for these awards.

Bryan Fellowship

The Bryan School seeks to attract graduate students of exceptional academic ability and talent through the Bryan Fellowship Awards Program. Recipients of these fellowships are recognized as Bryan Fellows and receive fellowship awards valued at a minimum of $2,000. These fellowships are renewable, provided the recipient maintains educational program performance standards expected of Bryan Fellows. Selection is based upon demonstrated academic excellence and potential for success in business and economics careers.

Stanley and Dorothy Frank Entrepreneurship Fellowship

The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Entrepreneurship Fellowship is a $1,000 award given annually to one entering MBA student who has experience starting and owning a business, or if no candidate meets this criterion, may be awarded to an individual who has been employed in a management-level position in a business entity and plans to begin his/her own business in the future. No application is required, and the Fellowship is renewable provided the student maintains a B grade average or higher.

Graduate Assistantships

The Bryan School offers graduate assistantships to full-time students in the day or evening programs. Applicants for assistantships must have been unconditionally admitted into the MBA degree program. Assistants are usually employed to assist faculty members or work in one of the Bryan School’s administrative units for as many as 20 hours per week over the nine-month academic year. In a few cases, the out-of-state tuition differential for the fall and spring semesters may be waived for applicants appointed to an assistantship.

In the event that the Bryan School is unable to offer a graduate assistantship, admitted MBA students are encouraged to search the Student Employment Office’s listings for other available graduate assistantship positions on campus.

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Scholarships

It is highly encouraged that students submit their graduate program application by March 1 in order to receive full consideration for these highly-competitive awards.

UNCG MBA Excellence Scholarship

The MBA Excellence Scholarships are awarded to individuals with a high potential to succeed as organizational leaders. Factors for selection include academic achievement, service and leadership and college and community involvement. High emphasis is placed on the potential to succeed as leaders in business and in not-for-profit organizations.

Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and can be renewed for up to two academic years. Students must demonstrate excellent academic performance throughout the year to maintain the scholarship award.

All admitted applicants are automatically considered for the UNCG MBA Excellence Scholarship with preference given to full-time students.

Balbirer-Hirsch Family Scholarship

The Balbirer-Hirsch Family Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to two entering full-time MBA students. The award is merit-based and is renewable for the second year based on satisfactory academic performance. No application is required, and all admitted students to the day program will be automatically considered.

Bryan School Scholarship

The Bryan School of Business and Economics awards a limited number of scholarships each year. Students (new and continuing) who have high-quality academic records, meet specific award requirements and/or have financial need may apply for Bryan School scholarship support. Awards may or may not be renewable. The application preferred filing date is March 1, but applications after March 1 will be considered if funding is available.

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