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If you’re planning to attend the UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-time MBA program, a number of support mechanisms — fellowships — may lift some or all of the financial burden. These fellowships also often provide other support and career advancement help.

Premier Fellowships

The premier fellowships are the most prestigious awards presented by the MBA program. They include full annual tuition and fees, a $5,000 stipend, and participation in a fellow-only resume listing.

Full Tuition Fellowships

In addition to the premier fellowships, Kenan-Flagler awards full tuition and fees fellowships. Academic distinction, personal qualities, and work experience are considered for these. UNC Kenan-Flagler Full Tuition Fellowship awards are granted to students with a range of backgrounds. These awards are open to students of all citizenships and academic backgrounds.

Partial Tuition Fellowships

Each year we also award a number of additional fellowships. These partial tuition awards are offered to incoming students on the basis of academic achievement and, often, specific career goals.

Dean’s Fellows Program

Members of the Dean’s Fellows Program are admitted students who have been chosen by the Fellowship Selection Committee as representing the very best talent in their class. About 30-40 students in each admitted class are awarded Dean’s Fellowships.

Dean’s Fellows are invited to meet special guests of the business school, participate in customized events throughout the year and receive special mentoring from members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community. Dean’s Fellows have the opportunity to work on special projects and initiatives for the dean.

If you’ve been admitted and already awarded a fellowship, you may apply to be included in the Dean’s Fellows Program. If selected, Dean’s Fellows candidates will be notified on a rolling basis starting in early March.

Merit Fellowships

When you decide to pursue an MBA, you’re making a significant financial commitment. We’re able to provide full- and partial-tuition merit fellowships for exceptional applicants. Almost 30% of UNC Kenan-Flagler students receive some fellowship assistance. We award fellowships based on the following criteria:

  • A superior record of achievement in academic and career settings
  • Diverse experiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership potential

The admissions committee selects fellowship recipients. You don’t need to apply for our fellowships; every admissions applicant is automatically considered for fellowships. Fellowship notifications are released with admissions decisions and can be found on your application portal.

MBA Veterans Scholarships

Each year we also set aside a number of MBA Veterans Scholarships to assist recipients cover expenses outside tuition and fees like housing, board, books, laptop, etc. Get more information for veteran applicants.

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