Business School Scholarships and Grants For Students


Business schools offer degrees in Business Administration, with degrees conferred at the bachelors and masters levels. These types of school offer instruction in such topics accounting, administration, finance, information systems, marketing, organizational behavior, advertising, strategy, human resource management, and quantitative methods.

Finding Scholarships

For the business major, finding scholarships to help pay for their schooling should include those offered by professional groups. The following is our list of scholarships for business majors. Please note: because links to pertinent information will sometimes change, you will need to search for more information once you arrive on the respective site.

National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) – In 2009, the NASE awarded $84,000 in scholarship money to help 17 families send their children to college. Merit-based scholarships worth $4,000 were awarded to 18 students. The NASE Future Entrepreneur recipient received $12,000, with a promise of $12,000 more over the next three years as long as he maintains a high academic performance. Open to NASE members; deadline April 1, 2010.

Business Professionals of America (BPA) – Student members of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) are eligible to apply for scholarships thanks to partnerships with organizations such as the National Officers Scholarship Fund, Butler Tech, and the National Technical Honor Society. Deadline April 1, 2010.

Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA) – The BBPA National Scholarship Fund (formerly the BBPA Harry Jerome Scholarship Fund) was established in 1986 by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) and is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth pursuing post-secondary education.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) – NBAA’s college scholarship program is supported through business sponsorships, offering close to $100,000 annually in financial awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled college students, and that amount is almost matched in financial and training awards for working professionals. January, February, and March deadlines depending on the scholarship offered.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – The AICPA offers several scholarship opportunities including the Stuart A. Kessler Scholarship for Minority Students, John L. Carey Scholarship Program, AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship, and more. Postmarked deadlines of April 1, 2010 for applicants.

Western Governors University (WGU) – Online educator WGU unveiled an innovative scholarship package for staff and small business owners who desire to finish their bachelor’s degrees online in Business. The Small Business Leadership Scholarship offers as much as $3,000 towards college tuition at WGU for up to 30 eligible enrollees.

National Business Association (NBA) — The NBA awards up to 5 non-renewable scholarships annually; students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. $1,500 is awarded to recipients; scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load. Student must be in enrolled in an accredited, nonprofit two or four-year college or university in the US. Deadline is April 1, 2010.

Missed Deadline?

If you come across this article after the deadline dates, click on each site and bookmark same. Most organizations will offer college scholarships for business majors for many years to come.


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