Assistantships and Scholarships

To be considered for any of the NC State financial aid listed below, it is recommended that you apply to the MBA Program by the January deadline (Full-time MBA) or Deadline 1 (Professional Evening and Online MBA). Graduate Assistantships are available to Full-time students only, while scholarships are available to Full-time, Professional Evening, and Professional Online students.

Graduate Assistantships

Applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential are eligible to receive a Jenkins MBA Graduate Assistantship. Benefits include full or partial tuition coverage, health insurance, and a stipend of $3,100 per semester. Awards are typically made during the admission process before students begin the MBA program. Graduate Assistants work up to 20 hours per week for the MBA program in various positions.

Requirements:

  • Full-time MBA student
  • Enrolled in 9+ credit hours per semester
  • Outstanding academic qualifications
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during tenure as a graduate assistant
  • Applicants who have already completed four (4) or more semesters of graduate study at NC State are not eligible

To apply: Complete the GA request essay in the application for admission. We recommend applying by the January deadline for consideration.

For more information: Contact the MBA Office

NC State Scholarships

Jenkins MBA Scholarship

Applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential may be considered for the Jenkins MBA Scholarship. Award amounts may vary and are typically offered prior to the start of the student’s first semester in the MBA program.

Requirements:

  • Full-time, Professional Evening, or Professional Online MBA student
  • Outstanding academic qualifications
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the MBA program while receiving the scholarship

To apply: Select the scholarship option in the application for admission. We recommend applying by the January deadline (Full-time MBA) or Deadline 1 (Evening and Online MBA).

Diversity Graduate Assistance Grant

Recipients are awarded stipends based on financial need up to $3,000 for the academic year.

Requirements: Grants are awarded to underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans.

For more information: Visit the Diversity Enhancement Grant page

Dr. Emol A. Fails Graduate Fellowship

Funded through an endowment provided to NC State by the Emol A. Fails Memorial Foundation, the Fails Graduate Fellowship is designed to provide supplemental support to a graduate student who is interested in a career in the construction industry.

Requirements: Full-time, Professional Evening and Professional Online MBA students with at least two semesters of study left prior to graduation; Engineering undergraduate degree; Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

To apply: Complete the Fails Fellowship Application 2020 and email it to jenkins-mba@ncsu.edu.

For more information: Contact Jen Arthur

Non-State Scholarships

NC State University does not administer these scholarships, and the requirements and other related information may change at any time. Please contact each organization directly to obtain information about eligibility and requirements.

Prospanica

Scholarships range from $2,500 to $10,000
Requirements: Applicants must be of Hispanic background and a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident.
For more information: Visit Prospanica

National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships

$2,500 fellowship awarded to engineers pursuing advanced studies in management
Requirements: Engineer Intern (EI) or licensed Professional Engineer (PE) employed in the practice of engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen or (for international students) a member of NSPE.
For more information: NSPE website

Work study positions for graduate students

Requirements: Demonstrated financial need that can be certified by the Office of Financial Aid. For more information: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or call 919.515.2421