All applicants to the Leeds School of Business MBA Program receive automatic consideration for Leeds merit scholarship awards.
Full-Time MBA applicants may be considered for the specific scholarship awards below and can apply within their application - NOTE: to be considered for a named award, a graduate level exam score (GMAT or GRE) is required:
Barney Ford Diversity Scholarship
The Barney Ford Diversity Scholarship was created to increase student diversity in the MBA program. The award provides support to students from diverse backgrounds to enhance the quality and variety of academic discourse.
Gender Equity and Leadership Scholarship
The Gender Equity and Leadership Scholarship aims to increase awareness, improve leadership development and reduce bias toward women in the workplace. Multiple scholarships are available in various amounts. The top award is a full-tuition, two-year scholarship awarded to an incoming full-time MBA student.
Rebecca Adamson Indigenous Rights & Business Scholarship
The Rebecca Adamson Indigenous Rights & Business Scholarship supports increasing awareness and positive action for indigenous people’s rights. This scholarship is open to incoming full-time MBA students who belong to a federally recognized American Indian tribe or who demonstrate a commitment to American Indian communities.
Staff Scholarship Program for CU Employees
The Leeds School of Business offers a special scholarship for University of Colorado Boulder campus staff accepted to the Evening MBA Program.
Nobue Katsuchige Trafton Memorial Scholarship
The Nobue Katsuchige Trafton Memorial Scholarship offers a special award to students who demonstrate need and come from a diverse background.
Specialized awards have an application deadline of February 7, 2022.
Contact the Graduate Programs Office for more information on scholarships.
The High Growth Venture (HGV) Fellowship program is led by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. This MBA honors experience will provide knowledge, skills and relationships that will position you to join any startup or growing company and help them scale. The highly competitive program offers financial support in addition to master skills classes and a specialty mentor program. The Deadline to apply for the HGV is February 7, 2022.
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Teaching & Research Assistantships
Leeds School of Business does not offer teaching or research assistantships for first-year MBA students. Second-year students who have established high levels of achievement in their core courses may be chosen by faculty for paid teaching assistantships or research positions.
Loans & Resources
Eligible MBA students may apply for federal financial aid in the form of student loans. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for financial aid consideration at the University of Colorado at Boulder is March 1. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303-492-5091, or by email at email@example.com.
Federal Direct Loans are fixed-rate student loans for graduate students who are attending a college or university at least part-time. Eligible graduate students may borrow Direct Unsubsidized Loans that have a loan limit of $20,500 per year and a (current) fixed interest rate of 5.28% after 7-1-2021.
Graduate Plus Loans
Graduate PLUS student loans are also unsubsidized and require a credit check. The yearly limit on a Graduate PLUS Loan is equal to your cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you receive. Graduate PLUS loans have a current fixed interest rate of 6.28% after 7-1-2021.
For students who are not eligible for federal loans (e.g., international students), or for students who need additional assistance beyond the federal loan programs, there are a variety of private lenders who offer loan options for graduate studies. More information on international student loans and graduate financial aid is available at: