Financial Aid and ScholarshipsBard MBA offers variety of options for financial assistance to reduce the cost of attendance. Students may apply for fellowships, campus employment positions, or student loans.
Graduate FellowshipsBard MBA offers Graduate Fellowships to qualified applicants. Fellowships are a tuition reduction and do not require additional work or service to the program. Fellowships are awarded on a need basis. All incoming students are eligible for Fellowships. Fellowships are reviewed yearly and are not renewed automatically. Additionally, all applicants are strongly encouraged to research external sources of funding and to apply for scholarships and grants that will support the tuition costs and living expenses of the program. External awards can be held concurrently with a Bard MBA Graduate Fellowship.
Opportunity Scholars Program
B-Corp Employee Scholarships
Organizational Scholar Programs: Clif Bar and B-Lab
Opportunity Scholars Program: The Opportunity Scholarship provides merit and need-based tuition support of between 80% and 100% to students who were first-generation college students. The Bard MBA awards up to three Opportunity Scholarships each year. Interested candidates should write a statement of no more than 500 words address the following prompt: Please explain the need for diverse leadership in addressing the social and environmental challenges faced by communities in the coming decades. Statements should be uploaded onto the program application or emailed to Caitlin O'Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the same time as general application submission. Finalists will be reviewed based on this statement and their application materials, and will be interviewed by the selection committee.
B-Corp Employee Scholarships: Full-time employees of Certified B-Corps and their immediate family members qualify for a 20% tuition discount at the Bard MBA. Please contact Caitlin O'Donnell (email@example.com) for additional information on how to apply.
Organizational Scholar Programs: Full-time employees of Clif Bar and B-Lab and their immediate family members qualify for a 20% tuition discount at the Bard MBA. Please contact Caitlin O'Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information on how to apply.
All scholarship applicants must be accepted to the Bard MBA program and have completed a FAFSA in order to qualify.