Opportunities for Business and Economics Majors

The Autry Fellowship

  • Offers recent graduates the opportunity to work as full-time, paid staff members at MDC for one-year
  • MDC seeks to improve social equity and opportunity in the South via education, economic development, civic cultures, and leadership
  • Usual deadline:  January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens or residents who will graduate the year of application or who have graduated within the last 2 years
  • More information at http://www.mdcinc.org/autry-fellowship

Bosch Foundation

• Provides young American professionals with two high-level work placements in the federal government and private sector in Germany
• There are 20 fellowships awarded each year
• Usual deadline: Mid October
• Available to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. between the ages of 23 and 34 at the application deadline; those with a BA should have 5 years of professional experience while those with a graduate degree should have 2 years of professional experience within one of the target fellowship fields: business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.
• More information at www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/bosch.htm

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program***

• Provides a one-year work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for recent graduates to serve as research assistants to senior associates on selected projects
• Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the U.S.
• Applicants should have superior academic achievement and significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, or Middle East studies
• Usual deadline: mid-January
• Available to:  U.S. citizens or international students attending school in the U.S.; applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
• More information at www.carnegieendowment.org
***Requires Nomination by Elon University

Fulbright-ANU College of Business and Economics Postgraduate Scholarship (Australia)***

  • Provides funds for a master’s degree at the Australian National University’s College of Business & Economics 
  • Applicants should have a strong business or economics background
  • Usual deadline:  October 
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni 
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Fulbright Binational Business Grants (Mexico)***

  • Grantees combine coursework at a local university and an internship at a Mexico-based company
  • Applicants should have a background in business administration, finance, economics, international relations, engineering, law/international law, accounting, or other business related fields; some work experience or significant internship experience recommended 
  • Usual deadline:  October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants (Spain)***

  • Applicants can apply for an international MBA program or a master’s degree in International Management
  • Those applying for the MBA program should be graduate students with at least 3 years of professional experience and current GMAT scores; those applying for the master’s in International Management can be graduating seniors or recent graduates with current GMAT scores
  • Usual deadline:  October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Fulbright/London School of Economics***

  • Provides support either for a one-year master’s degree or the first year of a longer master’s degree program in any discipline at the London School of Economics 
  • Open to students who would be competitive for comparable US programs
  • Usual deadline:  October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Fulbright/Strathclyde University (UK)***

  • Supports a 3-year PhD program in Business at the Strathclyde Business School
  • Open to students who would be competitive for comparable US programs
  • Usual deadline:  October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Fulbright/University College London Technology (UK)***

  • Supports a one-year MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship at University College London
  • Open to students who would be competitive for comparable US programs
  • Usual deadline:  October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

  • Awards non-UK residents monies to pursue a graduate degree from Cambridge, covering tuition and many expenses
  • Seeks scholars in all areas of study who are interested in pursuing research and have excellent problem-solving abilities; must have good reason to study at Cambridge
  • Based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and the desire to use one’s knowledge and talents to contribute to society
  • Usual deadline: mid-October
  • Available to:  Non-U.K. citizens seeking at degree at Cambridge
  • More information at www.gatescambridge.org 

Marshall Scholarship***

• Pays for tuition and other expenses for selected American students to study at any university in the United Kingdom for one or two years
• Covers any discipline; must have good reason to study at a select UK university
• Applicants should demonstrate academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential (minimum 3.7 GPA)
• Usual Deadline: early October
• Available to:  U.S. citizens who are completing a BA (or have completed a BA within the last 3 years)
• More information at www.marshallscholarship.org
   ***Requires Nomination by Elon University

George J. Mitchell Scholarship***

• Provides scholars between the ages of 18-30 with tuition, housing, and other expenses for in Ireland for one year (usually in a master’s degree program, any field)
• Named in honor of Senator Mitchell’s contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland, the scholarship is intended to link future U.S. leaders with the island of Ireland
• Candidates must persuasively exhibit superior academic achievement, leadership, community service, and strong preparation for the proposed field of study
• Usual deadline: early October
• Available to:  U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who hold a BA (or will hold a BA before the start of the scholarship)
• More information at http://www.us-irelandalliance.org
   ***Requires Nomination by Elon University

NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Fellowships (Netherlands)***

  • Provides a rigorous master’s degree at a premier private finance school in the heart of Europe; students can choose from MSc programs in Finance & Law, Risk Management, Corporate Finance & Banking
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, econometrics or related discipline with competitive GMAT/GRE scores
  • Usual deadline:  October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens; applicants may be graduating seniors or alumni
  • More information at http://us.fulbrightonline.org
    ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Rhodes Scholarship***

• Pays for 2 years of graduate study at Oxford University
• Applicants must have displayed extraordinary intellectual distinction, outstanding character, and the promise of service to the world
• May be used for any appropriate program of study at Oxford (many majors)
• Usual deadline: early October
• Available to:  U.S. citizens over the age of 18 and not yet 24 who will hold a BA before the beginning of the scholarship
• More information at www.rhodesscholar.org
   ***Requires Nomination by Elon University 

Schwarzman Scholarship

• Provides funding for a one-year Master's degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing
• Scharwzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship to cover tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, textbooks, a Lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend 
• Usual deadline: early October
• Available to:  Rising seniors graduating in 2016 or alumni who are not yet 28
• More information at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

  • Offers up to $90,000 worth of benefits over two years, including a two-year master's degree, internships on Capitol Hill or USAID missions overseas, professional development, and support services
  • Fellows who complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers
  • Fellows may pursue a master's degree in any area relevant to work at USAID, including international development or relations, public policy, business administration, languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning
  • Usual deadline:  January
  • Available to:  college seniors or graduates with a 3.2 (or higher) GPA interested in a career with USAID; applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need encouraged to apply
  • More information at www.paynefellows.org