Scholarships Available for Grad School

A graduate degree brings opportunity for high-level positions and increased salary, but the immediate cost can be a financial burden. Saunders College of Business seeks to alleviate these costs for its students. Here are our scholarships to cut the cost of your degree!

Merit Scholarships

High-achieving students with a minimum 3.70 GPA and nine credits from RIT are eligible to apply for Merit Awards. Scholarship amounts vary.

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Saunders Leadership Fellows Scholarship 

The Saunders Leadership Fellows offers cohort-based learning and connections with business leaders as mentors. All applicants to the MBA, MS in Management, MBA in Accounting, and MS in Accounting programs are eligible to apply for the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program. Along with an opportunity for networking and growth accomplished with the guidance of knowledgeable faculty, all Leadership Fellows members will receive a guaranteed 50% scholarship.

Apply by: May 10, 2021

Scholarship Awards for Non-RIT and Partner Schools

Any student from each of Saunders’ non-RIT 4+1 partner institutions who meet the full admissions requirements can receive a 40% scholarship award starting any graduate program in spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021. After fall 2021, the policy will revert to one student receiving the 40% scholarship and other applicants receiving a minimum 20% award. Review of Saunders scholarship awards takes place along with department admission decisions. 

RIT Master Plan

Students can receive a scholarship covering 55% of tuition for qualifying master's degrees. Graduates from December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2020, May 2021, and August 2021 are eligible.

Submit Your Application Today!

RIT Honors Student Scholarship

Honors students can now receive a 60% scholarship* and apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver when accepted into Saunders College of business.

Attend a Graduate Information Session to Learn More.

*The scholarship has increased from 50% to 60% for fall 2021.

Saunders Admissions Scholarships

Saunders offers scholarships alongside your admissions decision. After a review of your application materials, an award is determined. A limited number of accepted students receive the awards based on the order in which applications are received, so applicants are encouraged to complete their application materials as early as possible.

Start Your Application!

Talk with your dedicated financial advisor for help navigating your financial aid options, and visit the Graduate Admissions page for more financial aid and scholarship information.


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