The MA in Management program has several different scholarships students in the program can apply for based on merit and need.  These awards exist to recruit, retain and reward academic and professional potential and personal responsibility.

Application Requirements

To be considered for a scholarship, students must write a 500 word essay about their qualifications for the scholarship that they would like to be considered for.  Students can apply for consideration for up to two scholarships (each scholarship requires a separate essay).  The essay must include:

  • The specific title of the scholarship
  • Evidence supporting your qualifications
  • The relevant topical issues you are most passionate about that make you want to be known as a _______ scholar (e.g., a corporate social responsibility scholar, a social impact scholar, etc).
  • John F Kennedy famously said, "Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation." If chosen as a scholarship recipient, how will you "pay it forward" so others can benefit from your experience?   What impact do you hope to make in your future work as it relates to the nature of the scholarship (e.g., social impact, environmental impact)?

Send scholarship applications to the Admissions Committee via email at mgmt@goucher.edu 

The Scholarships

Corporate Social Responsibility Scholar
This scholarship is for graduate students who are passionate about corporate social responsibility and demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.  Scholars who receive this award will demonstrate a commitment to supporting for-profit organizations adopting a triple bottom line evaluation approach and crafting strategies related to their products and practices to benefit consumers, employees, communities, environment, and all other stakeholders.

Social Entrepreneurship Scholar
This scholarship is for graduate students who are passionate about social entrepreneurship, who think and act with an entrepreneurial spirit, who have the ability to put a project or idea into action to benefit the greater society.  This award is for students who demonstrate innovative thinking and a commitment to making positive triple bottom line impacts through their work, regardless of the type of organization they might work for: large or small, new or old, religious or secular, nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid. 

Public Administration Scholar
This scholarship is for graduate students who are passionate about government policy, public programs, political systems, and civil service.  This award is for students who are interested in management in the public sector, demonstrate innovative thinking and problem solving ability, and are committed to finding practical and strategic interventions to address issues of justice, liberty, and opportunity.

Social Impact Scholar
This scholarship is for graduate students who are passionate about social issues and want to make an impact on the most critical social issues facing the world today.  Scholars who receive this award will demonstrate a commitment to issues such as: poverty, hunger, access to education and healthcare, concerns about the rights of immigrants and other marginalized groups, as well as efforts to ensure public safety and promote social well-being.

Environmental Impact Scholar
This scholarship is for graduate students who are passionate about environmental issues and want to make an impact on the most critical environmental issues facing the world today.  Scholars who receive this award will demonstrate a commitment to issues such as climate change, conservation, energy issues, environmental health, agriculture, natural resource depletion, waste and environmental justice.

Global Scholar
This scholarship is for graduate students who speak two or more languages and can demonstrate their global experiences and mind-set.  This award is for students who are planning on working globally.  Students may either be interested in an issue that spans multiple regions (e.g. poverty), or on multiple issues in one region (e.g., energy and environmental issues in the Amazon), or who take a global approach to find balance between the needs and interests of individual nations and how those needs intersect with the needs of the planet. 

Amount Awarded per Scholarship

Up to $2,000 ($500 per term).

Duration of the Award

Four semesters for students enrolled just in the MA in Management Program. Students in approved dual degree programs will continue to receive their scholarships for the maximum number of allowable semesters (not to exceed 8 semesters).

Conditions

Recipients must remain enrolled in the MA in Management program and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.  Failure to remain in good standing will terminate the award.  Scholarship recipients must register for at least part-time status each term (at least 4.5 credits) to be eligible.  Registration is verified at the end of the college's Drop/Add period.  Students who take an approved Leave of Absence from the college are eligible to have their scholarship reinstated upon their return (they must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2). The semester(s) students are on an Official Leave will not count against total scholarship eligibility. 

Availability

Applications are reviewed prior to program start. Scholarship decisions will be made between April 18th and May 25th.


Emergency Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduate students who would like to be considered for an emergency, need-based scholarship who have proven financial need or who find themselves in a sudden or unexpected financial crisis. To be considered for this one-time award students must explain their financial need or crisis. All information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence. Students may apply for this at any time during the year, and funds cannot be used on balances from a prior semester. The maximum amount of this scholarship is $1000.