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 graduate assistantship:

  • Duquesne University Alumni Achievement Scholarship - Minimum scholarship of $5,000 for an admitted MBA-SBP applicants who completed their undergraduate or graduate degree at Duquesne University. Criteria for consideration will include GPA and extracurricular involvement
  • Dean's Scholars Award - Minimum scholarship of $5,000 for an admitted MBA-SBP applicant with an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.6 or better in any major. Graduates from a college/university outside of the U.S. can be considered with an equivalent GPA.
  • Donahue Graduate School of Business Excellence Award - Minimum scholarship of $6,000 for admitted MBA-SBP applicants with two years or more of significant work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Graduates from a college/university outside of the U.S. can be considered with an equivalent GPA.
  • 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

*Additional scholarship opportunities are available for admitted applicants, including those that waive the GMAT or GRE. Scholarship funding is awarded at the time of admission. Your admissions application serves as your application for all merit funding opportunities.

Duquesne's Office of Financial Aid provides support for securing student loans. Part-time, on-campus student employment opportunities are available and the Office of Career Services serves as a resource for finding part-time jobs with regional employers.

** The GMAT or GRE is required to be considered for fellowships and/or graduate assistantships.