Show Me the Money: Top Schools for Scholarships

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Ever wonder which elite MBA programs offer the most free money to students? Bloomberg Businessweek revealed the results last week of its recent ranking of the top B-schools for scholarships.

Based on the percentage of 2011-12 tuition and fees covered by the average scholarship award, multiplied by the percentage of students receiving scholarships, here are Bloomberg Businessweek’s top ten most scholarship-friendly business schools:

1. Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, where 65 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at Mendoza was $25,153, which would have covered 59 percent of the $42,870 in tuition and fees charged that year.

2. Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where 49 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at IU Kelley was $24,294, which would have covered 54 percent of the $45,350 in tuition and fees.

3. Stanford Graduate School of Business, where 56 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at the Stanford GSB was $23,683, which would have covered 43 percent of the $55,200 in tuition and fees.

4. Harvard Business School, where 47 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at HBS was $29,843, which would have covered 49 percent of the $60,610 in tuition and fees.

5. Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where 42 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at Johnson School was $24,204, which would have covered 47 percent of the $51,480 in tuition and fees.

6. UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where 26 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at UNC Kenan-Flagler was $32,384, which would have covered 64 percent of the $50,613 in tuition and fees.

7. UV Darden School of Business, where 29 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at UV Darden was $26,677, which would have covered 57 percent of the $47,000 in tuition and fees.

8. UCLA Anderson School of Management, where 34 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at UCLA Anderson was $19,737, which would have covered 43 percent of the $45,385 in tuition and fees.

9. University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where 24 percent of students received scholarships. The average award at UM Ross was $24,175, which would have covered 48 percent of the $50,189 in tuition and fees.

10. MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where 19 percent of students received money. The average award at MIT Sloan was $22,819, which covered 45 percent of the $50,353 in tuition and fees.

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