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. Graduate Assistantships and NC State scholarships are available to full-time students only, with the exception of the Fails Graduate Fellowship.

Graduate Assistantships

Awarded to students showing particular academic promise and leadership potential, compensation includes full or partial tuition coverage, health insurance, and a stipend of $3,000 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.


  • 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 4 or more semesters of graduate study at NC State are not eligible.

To apply: Simply select the option for “Tuition and Financial Aid” on the application for admission. We recommend applying by the January deadline for consideration.

For more information: Contact the MBA Office

NC State Scholarships

Entrepreneurship (HiTEC) Scholars Program

Students will receive full tuition coverage and health insurance, along with a stipend of $6,000 per semester.  In return, the scholars will be expected to work closely with faculty and partner companies on applied research projects.

Must meet Graduate Assistantship requirements.

To apply: Complete the HiTEC Scholars Application 2018 and email it to Jen Arthur.

For more information: Contact the MBA Office

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

For more information: Contact Jen Arthur

Wachovia Fellowship

A financial incentive above and beyond other fellowships or assistantships to recruit outstanding graduate students, provides an annual stipend of $2,500 for one year.

Requirements: Full-time students; students are nominated by the Jenkins MBA program.

For more information: Contact the MBA Office

Non-State Scholarships

These scholarships are not administered by NC State University, and the requirements and other related information may change at any time. Please contact each organization directly to obtain information about eligibility and requirements.


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

Bridgat Scholarships

Administered by Bridgat Technology Limited, a private company headquartered in Hong Kong. Merit-based and awarded to full-time graduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited institution.

Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be citizens of an Asian Country.

For more information: Visit

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

Cooperative Education Program

Integrates academic study with related job experience. Paid work opportunities.
Requirements: Students who want experience in the workplace while earning money for their education.
For more information: Cooperative Education Office or call 919.515.2396

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