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The Meliora Scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding candidates who have a demonstrated capacity for success in one of our Full-Time MS programs. We select students who display personal drive, campus or community leadership, and demonstrated professional and academic achievement. The exclusive Meliora Scholarship offers scholarship support equal to 100 percent of tuition toward full-time study at Simon.

Decisions on recipients for the Meliora Scholarship will be made after Scholarship Weekend  to a very select group of incoming MS students. Scholarship Weekend provides the opportunity to compete for additional scholarship above the amount awarded at the time of admission. All scholarship increases, including consideration for the Meliora Scholarship, are awarded after review of on-campus interviews, a team case competition, overall participation during Scholarship Weekend, and your previously submitted online application for admission.


Making opportunities beats waiting for them.

Simon Business School maintains strategic partnerships with the Peace Corps and Teach For America. For additional partnerships, please see the Diversity at Simon and Women at Simon pages.


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Peace Corps Fellows/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Part of an association of 40 universities that offer scholarship support to returning Peace Corps volunteers, the Simon School awards a minimum of $15,000 a year in merit-based scholarship support to admitted full-time candidates who are transitioning immediately out of the Peace Corps. There is also consideration for additional funding depending upon the overall strength of the application.

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Teach For America

This consortium of top graduate school programs offers merit-based scholarship support, a waived application fee, and consideration for deferred admission for candidates who are immediately transitioning away from their teaching commitment. Simon guarantees scholarship support of at least $20,000 over the two years of the full-time MBA program for individuals who are admitted directly after the completion of their Teach For America assignment. MS students are guaranteed scholarship support of $20,000 for one year of full-time study.


Reaching Out MBA

The Reaching Out MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBT and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. The LGBT MBA Fellowship recipients each receive a minimum of $10,000 scholarship per academic year, and also receive access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development programming throughout Reaching Out.

Simon Partner School Scholarships:

Simon has partnered with 26 colleges and universities across the country to create opportunities for motivated students to pursue graduate business education. Candidates with an undergraduate degree from one of our partner schools, shown below, benefit from the following: priority admission consideration, a waived Simon application fee, and a minimum of $10,000 a year in merit-based scholarships for Simon’s full-time programs.

If you are a current or former student of one of the undergraduate institutions listed below, you will automatically receive Partner School Scholarship consideration when you submit your Simon application for admission. Please contact us at or (585) 275-3533 with any questions.

Partner Schools:

  • Allegheny College
  • Alma College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Bucknell University
  • Colby College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of Wooster
  • Dickinson College
  • Elmira College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Knox College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Oberlin College
  • Queens College - CUNY
  • Reed College
  • Ripon College 
  • Spelman College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • University of Rochester
  • Ursinus College


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