5 Business Scholarships for Every Student

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While business may be one of the most popular majors, that doesn't mean you can't win a substantial scholarship to help pay for college.

By Ashley Henshaw | February 19, 2015

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5 Business Scholarships for Every StudentIf you or your parents are part of a professional association, see if they offer any scholarship opportunities for business majors.
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Business students are generally motivated, goal-oriented and competitive people. Not only will these attributes help in the classroom, but they’re also perfect for helping business majors get the funding they need to complete their degree. There may be stiff competition for some of the top business scholarships, but if anyone is up to the challenge, it’s them.

1. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) gives out a number of Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships each year. A whopping 30 scholarships are awarded annually. Unlike many scholarship opportunities, these are available to students worldwide.

The Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship offers significant funding for a student looking to study project management, one of the most popular business-related fields.

Amount: One $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships and twenty-three $1,000 scholarships

Eligibility Requirements: Students enrolled in an accounting, business, finance or criminal justice program and looking to pursue a career in fraud examination

Application deadline: February 3

2. ACMPE Scholarships

Interested in pursuing a career in medical practice management? Then check out the many scholarships available through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). These awards are given out in varying amounts depending on the fund and an applicant’s individual circumstances.

Amount: Varies

Eligibility Requirements: Must be enrolled in a program relating to medical practice management, such as business administration, health care administration or public health

Application deadline: May 1

3. Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship

The Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship offers significant funding for a student looking to study project management, one of the most popular business-related fields. In addition to undergraduate students, graduate students are also welcome to apply for these funds. Each year, there are four Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships given out by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, each with a value of $7,500.

Amount: $7,500

Eligibility Requirements: Any student entering or attending an accredited degree granting institution

Application deadline: June 1

4. Scholarships.com College Business Scholarship

It can be tough to find general business scholarships. The Scholarships.com College Business Scholarship is one of those rare awards that is available to any student pursuing a career in business. Applicants must apply with an essay about their decision to pursue a career in business.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a high school senior or an undergraduate student majoring in a business-related field business administration or international business

Application deadline: Varies

5. learn.org Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Business

Like Scholarships.com, learn.og is another college information site that offers a great general scholarship for which any business student can apply. Getting your degree in business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship or another business-related field? Then the learn.og Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Business is a good match for you. Winners are selected based on extracurricular activities, employment history and academic history (financial need isn’t considered). Evitar los incendios depende de ti

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements: Any student getting a degree in business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship or another business-related field

Application deadline: April 1

Quick Tips

  • If you or your parents are part of a professional association, see if they offer any scholarship opportunities for business majors. Check with both national and local chapters.
  • Business degrees are sometimes funded through employers. If you are working and going to school, find out if your employer provides any scholarships or reimbursements for employees pursuing their business degree.
  • Learn about even more opportunities for funding your business education by searching for other business scholarships.

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