Scholarships, Fellowships, & Graduate Assistantships

Merit Based Financial Awards

All admitted applicants to the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program are considered for merit based financial awards based on the strength of the application as presented by academic record, standardized scores, school and workplace accomplishments, recommendations and personal essays. Merit awards are offered at the time of admission. Scholarships provide a reduction in tuition*. Individuals with competitive GMAT or GRE scores can be considered for Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship opportunities which reduce the cost of tuition in return for providing service to the university or community organization in such areas as research, faculty support, or community outreach**.

All candidates are eligible for merit scholarships and may be eligible for one fellowship or research assistantship:

  • Sustainability Fellowships (up to 10 per academic year) are awarded to work on research and publication projects with faculty
  • Eugene P. Beard Sustainability Fellowships (2 per academic year for U.S. Citizens, $20,000 each) are awarded to work on groundbreaking research related to the ethical management of financial, social, environmental and informational resources
  • Small Business Development Fellowships are available to support Duquesne's efforts to advance sustainability practices with small and start-up businesses in the region
  • Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowships are offered to returned Peace Corps Volunteers to work on a self-designed local initiative that serves the Peace Corps' "third goal"
  • National Black MBA Scholarship provides up to $21,000 in funding ($7,000/semester) to admitted applicants in the MBA in Sustainable Business Practices program and must meet the scholarship criteria of the National Black MBA Association Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Graduate Assistantships (a few per academic year) provide partial tuition remission in exchange for service to the university on specialized assignments

Duquesne's Office of Financial Aid provides support for securing student loans, and the Office of Career Services serves as a resources for finding part-time jobs with regional employers and the university.

*Scholarships are available to individuals that waive the GMAT or GRE.
** The GMAT or GRE is required to be considered for fellowships and/or graduate assistantships.