The cost of an MBA education at a leading business school is not insignificant. CASE aims to reduce this financial burden and attract the most talented students dedicated to making a positive difference in the world. In addition to other sources of financial aid at Fuqua, Daytime MBA students and alumni with an interest in the social sector may be eligible for the following financial aid programs:
Duke's Fuqua School of Business offers two scholarships each year to individuals with social sector backgrounds who are looking to acquire business skills for use in their pursuit of social impact. Administered by Duke's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), the merit-based scholarships are awarded to first year students in The Duke MBA Daytime program who are committed to applying their business skills in the social sector.
CASE developed this scholarship program in response to the increasing demand for business skills in the social sector. The program has three principal goals:
- Practical professional development for participants
- More effective social sector organizations
- Enhanced activities at Duke and CASE
Through this program, CASE aims to have a significant and lasting impact on the students, the community, Duke, and the social sector of the future.
Applicants may indicate an interest in being considered tor the CASE scholarship by checking the appropriate box in the financial aid section of the Daytime MBA program admissions application. Applications will be reviewed by the schools’ merit scholarship committee and by CASE. There is not a separate application process for the CASE scholarship.
Scholarship recipients will be eligible for at least $20,000 in financial support consisting of two years of tuition support of at least $10,000 per year; recipients will also be eligible for summer internship support of up to $5,000 (if they participate in the CASE Summer Internship Program and complete an eligible internship in the nonprofit or public sector).
Scholarship awardees will be notified shortly after receiving notice of their admission to The Duke MBA.
Read about past CASE Scholarship recipients here.
Seeking a summer internship with a nonprofit, government agency, international NGO, or SME? You have two options for financial assistance:
The CASE Summer Internship Fund and the Class of 1990 Scholarship.
Thanks to the generous support of the Duke MBA Net Impact Club's fundraising efforts and support from Fuqua and other donors, CASE provides financial assistance to first-year students who pursue summer internships with nonprofits and public agencies. SIF is a matching fund with two benefits: 1) enabling students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice; and 2) enabling organizations that otherwise could not afford to hire MBA student interns to benefit from their expertise. Read about previous SIF interns here: http://blogs.fuqua.duke.edu/casenotes/tag/sif/.
Class of 1990 Scholarship: The Duke MBA Daytime Class of 1990 established an endowment to provide assistance to first-year students who choose a paid or unpaid summer internship with a nonprofit, public, or small to medium size company. The annual amount available for this scholarship depends on endowment earnings. Funding priority goes to student internships with (1) nonprofit organizations, (2) public agencies, and (3) small to medium size companies, in that order of preference.
Funding: The maximum award to a single recipient (either through SIF, 1990, or a combination of both) is $5,000, or up to $500 per week for up to ten weeks. The amount awarded per student is dependent upon the availability of and demand for funding and will be dispersed to participating students as tuition credits.
Eligibility – Students:
Current Daytime MBA student pursuing an 8-10 week summer internship with an eligible organization. The internship must utilize MBA skills, be well-defined with adequate supervision, and have a significant impact on the organization.
Eligibility – Organizations:
Nonprofits (501(c)(3)), public sector agencies, and NGOs are eligible for both funds. For-profit small enterprises (even those with a social mission) are only eligible for Class of 1990 funding. Organizations may not have the promotion of a particular political party or candidate as its core mission and may not be primarily religious in nature, though may have a religious affiliation.
|HOW TO APPLY for SIF or 1990 Funding (joint application):|
|Complete the application and supporting materials at http://tinyurl.com/SIF-1990 by April 13th, 2014 (11:59 PM)|
|Note: If you have an offer that you have accepted (or are planning to accept) by April 13th, COMPLETE the application in full. Funding decisions wil be made 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.|
|If you do not have an offer by April 13, you still must complete the pre-application at the link above. When you finalize your internship, you can update your application and, if funds remain available, you will be considered on a rolling basis.|
CASE works closely with the Development and Alumni Relations office to help reduce the financial barriers to pursuing social sector employment for recent graduates of The Duke MBA - Daytime program.
Thanks to the generosity and vision of the Duke MBA Daytime Class of 2001, the Fuqua Alumni Loan Assistance Program (LAP) was established to provide financial assistance, in the form of semi-annual loan assistance awards, to qualified Duke MBA-Daytime alumni who pursue employment with eligible nonprofit and government organizations. Application and more information about the Loan Assistance Program.
VIEW: Alumni testimonials/quotes about the Loan Assistance Program.