Stanford USA MBA Fellowships, 2018-2019


Stanford Graduate School of Business will be awarding up to three Stanford USA MBA Fellowships. The fellowships are open to US students who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business(GSB)

About Stanford GSB
The Stanford Graduate School of Business is the graduate business school of Stanford University in Stanford, California.

In 2017, GSB was tied for 4th by U.S. News & World Report, No. 1 by Forbes,1st by the Financial Times, 5th by The Economist, and 2nd by Bloomberg Businessweek.In the ranking aggregator Poets & Quants Stanford’s MBA Program was ranked 2nd in the US


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The Fellowship focuses on the
US Midwest and pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $170,000 over two years) for students who demonstrate financial need and strong ties to the Midwest.


1. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. If you are a dual citizen, you are eligible as long as you hold U.S. citizenship.

2. Demonstration of financial need is preferred, as assessed through the Stanford GSB financial aid process after admission.

3. Strong ties to, and a commitment to the economic development of, at least one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

4. Proficiency in the English language.


September 18, 2018

Application Process

To be considered for the Stanford USA MBA Fellowship, you must apply in either Round 1 (by 18 September 2018) or Round 2 (by 10 January 2019) of the MBA application process. We cannot consider you for the fellowship in Round 3. If you have already been admitted to the GSB and have deferred enrollment, you must apply to the USA MBA Fellowship the year prior to your enrollment.

In the MBA application, you will indicate that you are applying for the Stanford USA MBA Fellowship; doing so will trigger a prompt for an additional essay (listed below). You must submit the Stanford USA MBA Fellowship essay with your completed MBA Program application by the appropriate application deadline. Suggested essay length is 400 words. Follow the formatting requirements as outlined in the Essay Instructions.

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