A limited number of scholarships are available to University of Colorado Executive MBA students. Three types of scholarships are available to qualifying University of Colorado EMBA students: need-based, not-for-profit, and affiliation. The scholarships are intended to support EMBA students who do not have the financial resources to fully fund the program themselves.
For incoming students: MBA offers two program-funded scholarships, called Leadership Awards, to individuals who receive no financial support from their employers and demonstrate economic need. The determination for who has the greatest economic need is obtained from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award is made shortly after the program begins in order to allow all eligible incoming students to be identified. Disbursement of the award is made each term over the two year CU Executive MBA program.
For second-year (returning) students: The University of Colorado Executive MBA offers the Susan Bunker Memorial Scholarship to a second year student. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate economic need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they must submit an essay. Students are notified of the application period by the University of Colorado Executive MBA Director and can then submit the essay according to the announced deadline. Recipients receive the award as a one-time disbursement.
The University of Colorado Executive MBA offers scholarships to individuals who work for not-for-profit (or Colorado government) organizations. To qualify for the scholarship, the student needs to work for a not-for-profit organization as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service while participating in the Executive MBA.
The University of Colorado Executive MBA Program offers a limited number of scholarships in cooperation with business and leadership organizations. To qualify for an affiliation scholarship, EMBA students must be an existing member of at least one of the following organizations:
- CEDR (Colorado Executive Development in Residence) offered by the Leeds School of Business
- CITI (Center for Information Technology Innovation) offered through the Business School at CU Denver HSC
- The Downtown Denver Partnership
- 50 for Colorado offered by the Leeds School of Business
Additional information on the scholarships is available by contacting the Executive MBA office at 303-623-1888, or 1-800-228-5778. Individuals interested in need-based scholarships need to fill out the free online financial aid application at www.fafsa.ed.gov.