Financial Aid

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:

CASE Social Sector Scholarship

Awarded to select incoming Daytime MBA students who are committed to applying their business skills in pursuit of social impact.

Applicants may indicate an interest in being considered for the CASE scholarship by checking the appropriate box in the financial aid section of the Daytime MBA program admissions application. During the application process, interested applicants will receive an email from Admissions with a request for additional scholarship application information.  Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the school’s merit scholarship committee and by CASE. Students selected for the CASE scholarship will then be notified by the Fuqua Admissions team as part of their acceptance package.

Scholarship recipients will receive at least 25% tuition support for their two years at Fuqua as well as funding from the Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (if eligible).

Scholarship awardees will be notified shortly after receiving notice of their admission to the MBA program. For more information, please visit the Fuqua Admissions site.

To learn more about CASE Scholarship recipients, click here.


Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship

Awarded to select incoming Daytime MBA students who successfully completed service as Peace Corps volunteers.

Coverdell Fellows receive a scholarship of 25% tuition and fees, plus consideration for other merit-based scholarships and financial aid awards based upon the strength of their applications. Throughout their enrollment, Peace Corps Fellows will be required to undertake a significant service project in the Durham community.

See more details here or contact Samira Wellemeyer, RPCV Moldova 2005-07 and Director of Fuqua’s International Programs Office, for more information.


Fuqua Summer Internship Fund

The Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (SIF) provides financial assistance to first-year students who pursue social impact-oriented summer internships.  SIF enables students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice, and enables organizations who otherwise could not afford MBA interns to benefit from their experience.  SIF is supported by CASE, the Fuqua Net Impact Club, the Class of 1990 Endowment, and the Fuqua Career Management Center. Read about previous SIF interns here.

ELIGIBILITY:

Students

Current Daytime MBA students pursuing a full-time, minimum eight-week summer internship with an eligible employer. The internship must utilize MBA skills, be well-defined with adequate supervision, and have a significant impact on the organization.

Employers

Funding is prioritized based on the type of employer. An employer 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.   Funding priorities are:

Priority Level Employer Type
1 Nonprofit organizations (501 c 3 ), government agencies, non-governmental organizations
2 Certified B-Corporations
3 For-Profit Mission-Driven Businesses, Public Benefit Corporations
4 Non-Impact Oriented Small Businesses or Start-Ups

 

Funding

SIF funding is distributed as a one-to-one match of employer salary contributions, up to a total maximum summer salary of $15,000 (employer + SIF).  Eligible employer contributions include salary and housing/travel/training stipends. Funding amounts are dependent on annually available SIF funds and all funding decisions are at the discretion of the SIF Management Committee. SIF funds are considered taxable income and recipients are responsible for any tax implications.

Applying

The Fuqua Career Management Center hosts a SIF information session each Spring.  Students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply online once the application has been released.  Please contact SIF@duke.edu with any questions.


Loan Assistance Program

The Fuqua Loan Assistance Program (LAP) provides financial assistance in the form of loan forgiveness awards to qualifying Fuqua Daytime MBA alumni who work full-time for eligible nonprofit and government organizations. To read more about the requirements and application process, visit http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/financial-aid/loan-assistance-program/