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Stanford GSB Fellowships

Fellowships are available to all U.S. and international MBA financial aid applicants who can demonstrate financial need. The Stanford GSB Financial Aid Office does not offer merit-based fellowships.

For fellowship purposes, we define “need” as our school budget minus assets, income, contributions from parents, friends and/or employers, and external fellowships/scholarships.

The Financial Aid Office will perform a point-in-time analysis of all assets, both liquid and non-liquid, when determining your fellowship eligibility. We do not consider loans (except forgivable loans) when determining fellowship need. A minimum loan will be packaged prior to determining Stanford GSB fellowship eligibility.

It’s important to understand that we do not negotiate fellowship amounts or eligibility.

Stanford GSB is fortunate to receive generous fiscal support from countless individuals, foundations, and corporations for fellowship funds. Although no separate application is required to apply for a specific Stanford GSB Fellowship, you will be required to complete our Fellowship Data Form (the Financial Aid Office will notify students when this is available), which enables us to match your background with our donors’ preferences.

Fellowship funding is available for all MBA financial aid applicants who have financial need. In addition, Stanford GSB offers some fellowships for specific target audiences. Applying for these opportunities may require completing an additional application.

Additional Opportunities for MBA Students
  • Entrepreneurial Summer Program (ESP): Managed by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, this program is aimed at Stanford GSB students working at an entrepreneurial company as a summer intern.
  • Stanford GSB Internship Program: The Stanford Management Internship Fund (SMIF) provides fellowships to MBA students who work at qualifying nonprofits, social purpose businesses, or government positions during the summer between the first and second year of the MBA program.
  • Siebel Scholars Program: At the end of the first year, five students are selected for the Siebel Scholars Program, which recognizes top academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship within the Stanford GSB community and includes a tuition award, determined in part based on financial need.
  • Social Innovation Fellowship: The Social Innovation Fellowship is a program for graduating Stanford GSB MBAs (through class of 2015) who have a well-defined vision for a new social venture, and are ready to dedicate the year after graduation to launching their venture as a nonprofit organization.
Last Updated 5 May 2015