The Falls Prize is awarded to up to five outstanding MBA candidates who have been selected to receive fellowships to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler. Recipients of The Falls Prize will receive a $25,000 stipend over two years to supplement their fellowship award. Funded by Ralph Falls, Class of 1963, the prize honors applicants demonstrating strong leadership potential, superior academic and career achievement and a diversity of lifetime experiences. Ten to fifteen fellowship recipients will be invited to UNC Kenan-Flagler to interview for The Falls Prize.
Learn more about The Falls Prize.
There are 3 options for MBA fellowships.
In addition to these awards, there is a Dean's Fellows Program. Every fellowship recipient will have the opportunity to apply to be a Dean's Fellow. Invitations to apply will go out starting in early March.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Fellowships
Each year we award fellowships based on the following criteria.
- A superior record of achievement in academic and career settings
- Diverse experiences
- Strong leadership potential and interpersonal skills
The process is easy.
Full Tuition Fellowships
Partial Tuition Fellowships
- No need to apply
- Complete application for admission by the January deadline to be automatically considered upon admission
- Fellowship decisions mailed 7-10 days after decision release for each deadline
- All students, international and domestic, considered for fellowships
Other Fellowships Programs Through UNC Kenan-Flagler
We are a member school in the following fellowship programs.
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM)
- For African-American, Hispanic American and Native American students, as well as other persons who can demonstrate a commitment to the Consortium's mission toward diversity
- Fellowship support plus career development opportunities
- Requires application for admission and fellowship consideration via the Consortium's common application. No separate UNC-specific application required.
- Candidates must meet the Consortium's application deadlines
- Requires admissions interview with UNC Admissions Committee to be considered for admission here; Interviews offered by invitation only
The Forte Foundation
The Forte Foundation is an organization of top business schools and corporations whose mission is to increase the number of women in business. Each year,
Forte Scholars are selected based on exemplary leadership and achievement. Scholars participate fully in the Forte Scholars programs. For more
information on scholar benefits, please visit www.fortefoundation.org.
No separate application is required to be considered as a UNC Forte Scholar.
The Ron Brown Fellowship Program
- Merit-based assistance for applicants from Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia
- Supports Master's degree study and a professional internship
- Open, merit-based selection process carried out by U.S. embassies or Fulbright Commissions
- Criteria: leadership skills, proficiency in English, high academic qualifications, professional experience and a commitment by the candidate to return to your home country at completion of the program
Fellowships for International Students
The Fulbright Program
- International program funded by the United States Government
- Active in 140 countries, including 51 countries with binational Fulbright Commissions and Foundations
Managed by private, cooperating organizations such as LASPAU,
Fundaçao Estudar scholarship for Brazilian citizens
- For Brazilian citizens with a letter of acceptance from a top university
- Merit-based scholarship, amount varies according to financial need
- Scholarship program with career development support
- More than 500 scholarships granted since its founding in 1991, an investment of US $5,000,000
The Instituto Ling
scholarship for Brazilian Citizens
- For Brazilian citizens with a letter of acceptance from a top business school and demonstrated financial need
- Scholarship program with career follow-up
- 37 scholarships granted since its founding, an investment of US $580,000
The Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act (FSA) Graduate Fellowship Program
For citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Jajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine or Uzbekistan
- Supports graduate study at the master's level in the United States
Administered by the American Councils for International Education
and the Soros Foundations/Open Society Institute
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Fellowship jointly awarded by UNC Kenan-Flagler and DAAD to 1 admitted German student per year
- Requires direct application to DAAD and award of a DAAD fellowship for MBA study in the United States
- Deadline for DAAD application: early summer
- Requires UNC Kenan-Flagler application plus DAAD application