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:
Fuqua Impact Scholarship
The social problems that we face as a global community are urgent. We need leaders with the skills, courage, networks, and support to drive to a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
To support those promising future leaders, CASE works with Fuqua Admissions to award the Fuqua Impact Scholarship. Fuqua Impact Scholars are a select group of admitted Daytime MBA students who have the experience, passion, and commitment to apply the skills honed at Fuqua to drive positive social impact in their lives and careers.
Fuqua Impact Scholars receive a merit-based scholarship, join a cohort of peers passionate about using business skills for good, and have access to special programming through Fuqua’s academic centers. All applicants to the Fuqua School of Business Daytime MBA program expressing interest in social impact are automatically considered for this award; no additional application materials are necessary. Fuqua Impact Scholarship awardees will be notified by the Fuqua Admissions team as part of their acceptance package. For more information, please visit the Fuqua Admissions site.
To learn more about previous Fuqua Impact Scholars (formerly known as CASE Scholars), click here.
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.
The Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (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.
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 Fuqua-SIF@duke.edu with any questions.
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.
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:
501 c3 nonprofit organizations and non-US NGOs with annual operating budgets below $10M (US$) or any government agency (local, state, federal)
501 c3 nonprofit organizations and non-US NGOs with annual operating budgets over $10M (US$)
For-Profit Mission-Driven Businesses, Public Benefit Corporations
Non-Impact Oriented Small Businesses or Start-Ups
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.
Current students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply in the spring of their first year. Email FUQUA-SIF@duke.edu with any questions. Learn more about what to include in an email of intent in the SIF Program Description.
The Rex and Ellen Adams 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 nonprofits, government organizations and certified B Corporations. To read more about the requirements and application process, visit https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/daytime-mba/financing-your-degree